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First Mover advantage: Innovation through blockchain

In my previous post, Blockchain Rx: A cure for healthcare and life sciences? I explained some of the benefits of implementing blockchain and narrowed down which blockchain use cases in these industries are the most viable, and dove into a key blockchain use case in the life sciences industry. In this post, I will explore […]

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The tipping point for blockchain

How did the modern world begin? Not with a bang, but instead with something most people have never even heard of: packet-switching. Packet-switching is the idea that large messages can be transmitted more efficiently by breaking them up into small, identically-sized chunks. This seemingly modest idea paved the way for researchers and the Department of […]

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Blockchain momentum rallies healthcare

In 2016, we saw a wave of interest and investment targeted at blockchain applications for the financial services industry. As the year comes to a close, that same momentum is carrying blockchain beyond the boundaries of financial services to drive forward another industry; healthcare. In recent study, the IBM Institute for Business Values indicated that […]

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Leveraging blockchain to improve food supply chain traceability

Food supply chain tracking and authentication, to truly understand provenance, is critical to finding and helping to address sources of contamination in the food supply chain worldwide. In October, Walmart, IBM and Tsinghua University signed an agreement to explore food supply chain traceability and authenticity using blockchain technology. The project comes as Walmart announced its new […]

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