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February 29, 2012, 06:49:27 AM
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Looks like a match made in heaven. sequent.com

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Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Redwood City, California, Sequent Software is a leading provider of Near-Field Communication (NFC) software and systems. Our complete end-to-end software solution uniquely enables consumers to easily and securely download payment cards and other credentials to their mobile devices. Consumers use those credentials to make electronic payments, take advantage of offers, and access a wealth of information provided by mobile network operators, retailers and financial institutions.

Our mission at Sequent is to enable NFC services without significant changes to complex legacy infrastructures. Sequent focuses on being a neutral, technology-agnostic administrator that “fills in the blanks” between credential infrastructures.

Sequent offers a comprehensive NFC platform and on-device software as a hosted solution, which customers can license or deploy locally. Fueled by robust funding led by Opus Capital and SK Telecom Ventures, Sequent's Secure Element Management suite makes the promise of NFC a reality.

At its beginnings, it looks like sequent.com was an IBM concern, but has since become its own entity. In fact if you use sequent.com's search box for IMB, you'll receive zero results. Yet, it's been own by the same entity since 1990. By using the archive.com, you'll see that back in the day IBM was plastered all over this site.

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Record created on 22-May-1990.

Therefore, I'm wondering if IBM is stealthily jockeying for position to get into the smartphone payment transferring business.

From reading their site, I also wonder if they're keen on embracing Bitcoin.

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February 29, 2012, 07:18:20 AM
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From the looks of it, IBM merged with sequent back in '99 in order to get some hardware for their thin clients. IBM has since sold off their PC line to Lenovo.

Not that it is relevant, but I work for IBM. No inside info though...just google.

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February 29, 2012, 07:23:24 AM
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From reading their site, I also wonder if they're keen on embracing Bitcoin.

You could always ask:
contactus@sequent.com

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February 29, 2012, 07:45:07 AM
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From reading their site, I also wonder if they're keen on embracing Bitcoin.

You could always ask:
contactus@sequent.com

Or I could ask Nick Szabo.

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February 29, 2012, 09:01:47 AM
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At its beginnings, it looks like sequent.com was an IBM concern, but has since become its own entity. In fact if you use sequent.com's search box for IMB, you'll receive zero results. Yet, it's been own by the same entity since 1990. By using the archive.com, you'll see that back in the day IBM was plastered all over this site.

A bulletin board in the UK I used to use, CIX used to run on a sequent back in the early 90s, certainly around 92-95, don't remember it being part of IBM, but they could have been a partner/using a licensed OS/backend database or somesuch.


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At its beginnings, it looks like sequent.com was an IBM concern, but has since become its own entity. In fact if you use sequent.com's search box for IMB, you'll receive zero results. Yet, it's been own by the same entity since 1990. By using the archive.com, you'll see that back in the day IBM was plastered all over this site.

A bulletin board in the UK I used to use, CIX used to run on a sequent back in the early 90s, certainly around 92-95, don't remember it being part of IBM, but they could have been a partner/using a licensed OS/backend database or somesuch.

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http://news.cnet.com/IBM-buys-Sequent-for-810-million/2100-1001_3-228275.html

What I cant' figure out is how sequent.com evolved from what I've read on Wikipedia to what it is now: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sequent_Computer_Systems
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February 29, 2012, 07:45:01 PM
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The answer is likely in this:
Sequent Software
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Sequent Computer Systems

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February 29, 2012, 11:18:26 PM
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The answer is likely in this:
Sequent Software
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Sequent Computer Systems

Which begs the question, does Nick Szabo have a hand in the new Sequent as he did at Sequent's beginnings? The new Sequent looks more like he has his fingerprints all over it.
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