IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 8

CURRENTS
Combatting Ocean Pollution With Blockchain
According to David Katz, the majority of the ocean's plastic waste comes
from our world's areas of extreme
poverty. This led him to co-found
Plastic Bank in 2013. The chain of
stores designed for those living in
poverty has a mission, Katz told
guests at this year's IBM Think in
Sydney: Prevent plastic from entering oceans by monetizing it.
"We've monetized waste, and
in our stores, you can pay for
school tuition, medical insurance,
access to pharmaceuticals, WiFi,
cellphone minutes, sustainable
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and we continue to race to add everything that the world's poor need
and can't afford all available now
using plastic garbage as payment,"
Katz explained.
How exactly does this work?
That's where IBM Blockchain steps
in. Delivered on a private cloud,
Plastic Bank's system is powered
by IBM LinuxONE*. Blockchain
then tracks the entire cycle of

recycled plastic from customers'
collections and their credit, and
compensation through delivery to
companies that re-use.
Put simply, customers can
make a living by collecting recyclable waste to return to their
Plastic Bank location, where it's
weighed, and the value is deposited into an online account run by a

blockchain-based banking application. Because customers are
paid into a digital account, they're
also safe from robbery and are
building their savings accounts.
Katz says the creation of Plastic
Bank and its system shows that
the solution lies within the problem itself.
SOURCE: ZDNET

Japan's Fukui Bank Transforms Business
and Migrates to IBM Cloud
Banks are continually racing to keep up with the fast-paced world.
Shifting consumer behaviors and expectations remain constant. As a
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system to IBM Cloud*. The bank's agreement with IBM Services helps
drive operational transformation to address customer needs, as well as
the bank's initiative to support its local community.
As customers prefer interactions that are more personalized, bank
employees need to respond accordingly, yet quickly to customer inquiries,
while maintaining high-quality customer service. They also need to increase
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to the cloud without changing existing tools or processes while maintaining the same level of control, security and
features. Looking ahead, the bank can also build a native next-generation virtual infrastructure environment, which
means future cloud usage can be performed with more ease.
SOURCE: IBM NEWSROOM

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Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: The times, they are a-changin'
Currents: Combatting ocean pollution with blockchain
Currents: Japan's Fukui Bank transforms business and migrates to IBM Cloud
Currents: On the web
Currents: z/OS Container Extensions frequently asked questions
Currents: 'Mainframe Mike" The Game' teaches children about IBM Z
Currents: (Re)Designed to deliver
Currents: Solutions
Currents: Blockchain could improve vaccine supply chains and medical record tracking
Partner POV: Cultivate the right IT skillset to increase customer centricity
Cover Story: Innovation in Financial Services: IBM Z and LinuxONE underpin fintech efforts
Feature 1: An Agile Approach to Your Multicloud Strategy: 5 insights to consider for a successful cloud-native development experience
Feature 2: Opening the World: Open-source models enhance security, heighten control, lower costs and enable collaboration
TECH Showcase: New workloads demand extraordinary storage performance, reliability and manageability
Techbits: COBOL celebrates 60 years
Techbits: Tailored Fit Pricing for IBM Z unlocks the full power of the platform
Techbits: Ask the expert: IBM Support
Beyond the Box: IBMer Peter Relson photographs wildlife in its natural habitat
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
2019 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Intro
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Cover1
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Cover2
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 1
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 2
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 3
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 5
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Editor's Desk: The times, they are a-changin'
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 7
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Currents: Japan's Fukui Bank transforms business and migrates to IBM Cloud
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Currents: z/OS Container Extensions frequently asked questions
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Currents: Solutions
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 11
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Currents: Blockchain could improve vaccine supply chains and medical record tracking
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 13
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 14
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 15
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Partner POV: Cultivate the right IT skillset to increase customer centricity
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 17
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Cover Story: Innovation in Financial Services: IBM Z and LinuxONE underpin fintech efforts
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 19
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 20
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 21
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 22
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 23
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Feature 1: An Agile Approach to Your Multicloud Strategy: 5 insights to consider for a successful cloud-native development experience
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 25
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 26
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 27
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 28
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 29
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Feature 2: Opening the World: Open-source models enhance security, heighten control, lower costs and enable collaboration
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 31
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 32
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 33
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 34
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 35
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 36
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - TECH Showcase: New workloads demand extraordinary storage performance, reliability and manageability
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 38
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 39
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 40
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 41
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Techbits: COBOL celebrates 60 years
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Techbits: Tailored Fit Pricing for IBM Z unlocks the full power of the platform
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 44
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 45
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Techbits: Ask the expert: IBM Support
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 47
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Beyond the Box: IBMer Peter Relson photographs wildlife in its natural habitat
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Cover3
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Cover4
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 2019 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - SE2
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