Its a lost cause: been there, done that. They don't care about the tech, they care about upselling clients into using their 'private blockchains' on their Could system (IBM Z). Everything else is just noise.
Believe me when I say I'm disheartened that this is what is happening at IBM, but I'm super excited for the Team at Square roots proving others wrong (myself included) in thinking something as significant as this requires the resources and Human capital of a Mega-corp to solve.
Everything else they offer is... the same old permissioned systems, which may some have utility, but they're simply aren't even remotely useful for its intended and primary use case: Security.
I'm pretty sure this sums up our collective views on the matter:
More or less decentralized? For Jimmy Song, there’s no in between.
An author and Bitcoin Fellow at venture firm Blockchain Capital, Song made that point repeatedly in a debate with IBM engineer and Hyperledger Fabric co-lead Chris Ferris at SXSW Thursday, where he told the crowd at the Hilton Austin in no uncertain terms: “You either have control over your stuff or you don’t. It’s a zero or a one.”