• All the most important people together: G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting, Spring 2019 (via the Japanese Ministry of Finance).
    Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation

    Beware of central bankers bearing crypto

    Central bank digital currencies are all the rage, but a new report finds they pose serious risks to financial stability in bad times—and to privacy at all times

    Central bank digital currencies are all the rage, but making them work is far easier said than done, according to a new report. While there are many potential benefits from a central bank digital currency (CBDC), they also bring serious financial risks, according to IBM Blockchain and the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF).

  • How IBM used to store data before blockchain technology (via Pixabay).
    Technology

    IBM launches blockchain coalition with Anheuser-Busch, Cisco, and GlaxoSmithKline

    The Trust Your Supplier network uses IBM Blockchain to track documents and invoices for a wide range of industries

    IBM is teaming up with blockchain builder Chainyard on a new supply chain management platform that has attracted participants from a half dozen industries. While many major coalition blockchain projects are industry specific—like Big Blue’s TradeLens Consortium for shipping and its Food Trust alliance for produce—the Trust Your Supplier network is focused on documenting and verifying supplier information of all types.

  • People,  Technology

    EXCLUSIVE: Stanley Yong, IBM CTO, departs Big Blue

    After Jesse Lund exit, a blow to IBM blockchain ambition and Stellar partnership

    Just two weeks after IBM’s blockchain ambitions fell into doubt with the mysterious departure of Jesse Lund, Big Blue is set to lose another key advocate for the space. Modern Consensus has exclusively learned that Stanley Yong, the company’s Global Lead on Central Bank Digital Currency Solutions, is leaving the company.