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IBM Says It’s Prepared to Work with Facebook on Blockchain

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IBM wants to coordinate with Facebook to establish blockchain innovation, an IBM executive said, describing that establishing the blockchain environment is “a group sport.”

” Our customers are all set to deal with (Facebook) and we’re prepared to deal with all of them to bring it together,” Jason Kelley, IBM’s blockchain basic manager, stated in an interview with CNBC.

Kelley said a business the size of Facebook getting in the fray assists to bring more authenticity to the underlying blockchain innovation. Nevertheless, he did not point out whether IBM was interested in joining Facebook’s stablecoin consortium, called the Libra Association.

Facebook’s Libra stablecoin might be key for Huge Blue to recognize its aspirations for applying its blockchain innovation to the financial services industry.

IBM has been focused on developing its patented Excellent blockchain to assist in cross-border payments and released the World Wire, a global payments system that utilizes Outstanding.

World Wire intends to avoid banking intermediaries that add complexity and cost to the standard international payments systems by replacing them with digital assets sent out over a distributed network.

Stablecoins backed by regional fiat currencies are seen as one of the very best digital properties to substitute conventional banking intermediaries.

In March, IBM announced that six global banks signed letters of intent to provide stablecoins, or tokens backed by fiat currencies, consisting of Philippines-based RCBC, Brazil’s Banco Bradesco, and Bank Busan of South Korea, based on Stellar’s XLM crytpocurrency.

World Wire has payment places in 72 countries, with 48 currencies and 46 “banking endpoints” where people can send or receive money, according to a statement from IBM.

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Ronald Antonio O'Sullivan OBE (born 5 December 1975) is an English professional snooker player who is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. He has won five World Championships, a record seven Masters titles, and a record seven UK Championships, setting a record total of 19 titles in Triple Crown tournaments. He shares the record for the most ranking titles (36) with Stephen Hendry. His career earnings of over £10 million put him in first place on snooker's all-time prize-money list. Winning the Tour Championship on 24 March 2019 made him the sport's current world number one, the fourth time in his career that he has held the top position and the first time he has been number one since May 2010. This is the longest gap between number one spells by any player in history.