Blockchain in Healthcare Congress is coming to London

The UK capital is hosting a Blockchain in Healthcare Congress event on May 3 - 4 to discuss how the disruptive technology is reshaping the industry
17 April 2018   397

Global Engage is organizing an event in London on May 3 - 4 – Blockchain in Healthcare Congress. The conference will be held at Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow venue. As the technology is a hot topic all over the world and has the real potential to change the course of the whole healthcare industry, the event sets the purpose of learning the nature of the blockchain. On top of that the congress is going to look deep into real case studies of how blockchain can be and is being applied to healthcare systems.

Panel discussions and interactive Q&A, 7 hours of dedicated networking time, topics like Blockchain Technology, Opportunity and Challenges, Drug Supply Chain and Traceability, Applying Blockchain to Healthcare Systems and others are included in the program of the event. Among the notable speakers there are Lympo CEO Ada Jonuse, MedicalChain communication director Natalie Furness, German blockchain for healthcare and research association founder Dimitra Papadopoulou and many others.

As the conference is comprised of a comprehensive two-day meeting featuring over 50 presentations, the full agenda of the event can be found at the following link.

Ethereum Scaling Solution Raiden to Launch Last Testnet

As noted by the developers, after implementing the new solution, the Ethereum network will be able to provide more than a million transactions per second
20 July 2018   137

On Thursday, July 19, at the Dappcon developer conference in Berlin, the last test network of Raiden for the Ethereum blockchain was launched, CoinDesk reports.

The release includes a minimal implementation of the scaling solution, which will allow the transfer of Ethereum tokens outside of the main blockchain. This is the last test phase before the introduction of technology into the core network of Ethereum.

It's the first step towards going to the mainnet. We really want people to really test this so we have a user interface, we have an API and we've created an open Github for everything they could find, so if we go hopefully bug-free on the mainnet.
 

Lefteris Karapetsas

Core Developer, Raiden

According to him, the new release represents an early implementation for the core network and contains a new rewritten code of smart contracts and payment channels that can be restored in case of unintended closure.

Also, Karapetsas urged developers to join the test network to help detect possible bugs, adding that a bounty program will be launched to encourage this activity.

The release date for the main network has not yet been assigned, but the developers intend to follow this earlier promise and launch Raiden this summer.

Karapetsas also promised to publish regular updates and code optimizations after the full release, adding that Raiden will complement other Ethereum scaling solutions that are currently being developed.

Raiden is essentially the payment channel network for ethereum, it's supposed to help us scale token transfers. The long term goal would be to have people use Raiden from a mobile device and be able to make off-chain token transfers just from their phone. That would be the long term vision, it would probably work in combination with various scaling solutions, sharding, plasma, a sort of hybrid.
 

Lefteris Karapetsas

Core Developer, Raiden

Raiden is developing from the 2015 and is written mostly on Python. The project is much like the Lightning Network. As noted by the developers, after implementing the new solution, the Ethereum network will be able to provide more than a million transactions per second.