IBM's Food Trust network will help coffee and cocoa farmers and buyers verify information on their supply chains.
“The intent is to improve the usability of Hyperledger for all users,” said Christopher Ferris, CTO at IBM.
The pass will be used to confirm an individual's recent negative PCR or antigen test result or proof of vaccination to help fast-track the reopening of businesses and event venues.
Big Blue wading deeper into these waters speaks to a broader change in the posture of corporates toward public blockchains.
The only non-Chinese firm in the rankings, IBM, came fourth in terms of number of patents.
The health app built with IBM has been named the Excelsior Pass and will be tested in New York City.
By digitizing the normally paper process, the Lygos joint venture says it's shown it can speed up bank guarantee issuances.
“There is not really going to be a blockchain team any longer,” said a person familiar with the situation.
The technology is aimed at tracing commodity flows in near real-time.
The privacy technology, called fully homomorphic encryption, keeps data hidden even when being processed.
The patent was awarded to IBM last week and proposes using a blockchain consensus model to carry out and verify purchases made within multiplayer games.
A new collaboration this week between R3 and IBM is raising eyebrows in the world of enterprise blockchain.
IBM Watson Health says the digital pass would help individuals safely return to shared physical spaces like work, school, flights or stadiums.
Chinese conglomerate Alibaba is on track to become the largest blockchain patent holder, having filed ten times more than closest rival IBM.
IBM is giving its blockchain track-and-trace capabilities the social-impact treatment with a provenance application focused on coffee.