IBM Is Betting Big on Blockchain Technology—Is It Worth the Risk?

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By Ahiza Garcia

IBM is betting heavily on blockchain technology revolutionizing everything from shipping to banking.

Industry watchers say it’s a risky move, given the relative novelty of the technology and the hype surrounding it, but say IBM is well positioned to make it pay off.

For the uninitiated, the blockchain is essentially a shared digital ledger. Once entered, transactions cannot be changed, creating an immutable record. The technology is most associated with cryptocurrency, but several companies, including

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