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One area where IBM seems intent on making an impact is in supply chain management. This week, the tech juggernaut announced TradeLens, a blockchain-based shipping solution intended to facilitate global trade. 

TradeLens was built in conjunction with Maersk, a shipping organization striving to improve the global supply chain. The partnership has already brought in nearly 100 organizations to pilot the ecosystem.

Perhaps most notably, this platform represents a direct use case for some of the blockchain’s most lauded features including its decentralized ledger and smart contracts. In total, this is the full-throated endorsement and implementation of blockchain technology that developers and decentralized enthusiasts alike are clamoring for. 

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