Blockchain is able to change health care for the better

More or less blockchain technology is being used in energy, tourism, food industry, but many projects are still "raw" and need further work
04 December 2017   657

There are also those in which the detachment can actually work.

One of these areas, deserving close attention, is medicine. Imagine how many patients visit hospitals and polyclinics, and how much paper for medical records and files are required at the same time. It is very important for healthcare to have as fast as possible access to information that will help in the treatment of patients and in general, to maintain the patient health.

“Healthtech” system would provide easy and timely access to the patient's medical history, insurance companies would provide timely payments to health care staff. Effective data processing and management could also prevent the aggravation of diseases.

However, the storage and management of medical data requires special care and caution. Therefore, there is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which monitors the proper storage and management of medical data.

According to Dell, the theft of data comes from inside the medical institutions, as 72% of employees are willing to sell confidential information. However, sometimes this happens unintentionally, when employees themselves unknowingly connect to non-secure networks.

Therefore, more effective means should be invented to protect health data. Blockchain usage has great advantages. All data will be stored in decentralized nodes, each patient will have an encrypted key, for the reliability of which the AES256-GCM with 256-bit key is used for each 128-bit block. Thus, the data will never be lost. The interested subject can choose the supporters who will be able to have access to the information.

The use of blockchain in various spheres can significantly save time and money in the long term. Also, these solutions can reduce a large amount of paper work. After all, as reported, only the US government loses $ 440 million a year to use paper in office work. Blockchain can be used to protect personal information and data from hacker attacks.

DFINITY to Postpone Internet Computer Launch

The project is currently assessing the time frame for the completion of the MVP
14 December 2018   88

The blockchain project Dfinity reported in its blog postponing the launch of its main product.

Previously, Dfinity chief scientist Dominic Williams said that his company intends to create an “Internet computer that will become cloud 3.0”, compete with Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, and also change the face of the blockchain industry.

According to him, the project team is developing a technology that has 150 higher performance than Ethereum blockchain and 900 times - Bitcoin. In essence, the project creates a “giant Internet computer”, whose work will be supported not by one company, but by all participants of the Dfinity protocol.

Initially, the release of a minimum viable product (MVP) was planned for the first quarter of 2019. However, according to company representatives, working on a trimmed version may slow down progress in creating a complete product.

The project is currently assessing the time frame for the completion of the MVP. Also, noted in Dfinity, before the end of the first quarter a new set of development tools (SDK) will be released, which will shed light on the future plans of the company.

In August, the Dfinity Foundation attracted $ 102 million of investments in the framework of a closed tokensale. Prior to this, at the beginning of the year, the Dfinity Foundation raised $ 61 million from Andreessen Horowitz and Polychain Capital.