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IBM Invests $200 Million in Blockchain-Powered IoT Office

IBM Invests $200 Million in Blockchain-Powered IoT Office

  • IBM Invests $200 Million in Blockchain-Powered IoT Office
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  • IBM’s previously announced work intersecting blockchain and AI is moving forward with the establishment of a new office in Germany.
  • IBM, a founding member of the open-source Hyperledger project, emerged earlier this year as a strong advocate for the technology.

IBM’s previously announced work intersecting blockchain and AI is moving forward with the establishment of a new work center in Germany.

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IBM’s previously announced work intersecting blockchain and AI is moving forward with the establishment of a new office in Germany.

The announcement is part of a broader technology push initiated this week by IBM, which is investing $200m to fuel its internet of things (IoT) efforts.

IBM is opening a new office in Munich to spearhead those initiatives, within which its blockchain work on connected devices is based.

IBM, a founding member of the open-source Hyperledger project, emerged earlier this year as a strong advocate for the technology. It has since pursued a variety of projects involving blockchain, from dispute resolution systems to cloud-based security frameworks.

With the $200m in hand, IBM will staff its Munich office with as many as 1,000 employees.

The company said today:

IBM highlighted its work with Kinno, a Finnish firm that is using IBM’s blockchain-infused IoT tools to develop supply chain tracking capabilities.

“Using the technology, Kinno is developing a solution that tracks, monitors, and reports on container status and location, and optimizes packing and transfer of shipments through shipping lanes,” the company said in a statement.

IBM Invests $200 Million in Blockchain-Powered IoT Office