IBM Scores Nationwide Blockchain Deal With France’s Commercial Court Clerks

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Court clerks across France will soon be recording changes in companies’ legal status on a Hyperledger blockchain built by IBM.

The National Council of Clerks (NCC) project has already undergone tests involving four court clerks and IT providers, IBM said Thursday, and the system is planned to go into full-scale production in the first half of 2019. The goal is to allow clerks in commercial courts who maintain the country’s Register of Commerce and Companies do their job better and faster.

The clerks will use the system to share regulatory information about the difficulties companies experience, as well as changes in their status, like a change of court office in which a company is registered, name changes, and new branch office openings. When this information needs to be


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