Patient data, when used in the right way can decrease healthcare costs by reducing waste, improve patient quality of life, and ultimately save lives. Medicine adherence data in combination with patient data can go a step further to improve patient experience and satisfaction, increase medicine safety and usability. Improving data quality and analysis can be effective in areas such as predictive medicine, patient relationship management, management of healthcare and measuring the effectiveness of certain treatments.
According to statistics from the United Nations Refugee Agency, there are 25.4 million refugees in the world and some 3.1 million asylum seekers. On this year’s World Refugee Day, we’re reminded of the perpetual crises that plague our international communities and the displaced individuals they create.
For those in the blockchain industry, today may also serve as a reminder for how the new technology may provide a solution. With the ability to keep consistent, immutable tabs on digital identities, blockchain technology could rewrite how we record state-issued IDs in a digital age.
Dash, is short for “Digital Cash”, and it aims to become exactly that. A pioneer in the crypto industry, Dash’s protocol is modeled after Satoshi’s original blockchain and adds a few unique features for maximum speed, privacy, and lower transaction fees. Thanks to these innovations, Dash has the potential to become a true standard for transactions between individuals in a decentralized and secure manner.
Not only is this one of the most well-established cryptos in the payments space, but the community continues to innovate and bring crypto to new and exciting places, particularly in emerging markets. In addition, according to our findings below, we feel that this cryptocurrency is acutely undervalued compared to the rest of the cryptomarket.
Few cryptocurrencies lay claim to such a devoted fanbase with a “religious-like fervor” as Ripple. The problem is, most of those people don’t even know the difference between Ripple and XRP — a fact the company’s chief market strategist finds “endlessly frustrating.”
During late-2017’s bull-run bubble, few cryptocurrencies captured the attention of both the mainstream media and average cryptocurrency speculator like Ripple (XRP) — the cryptocurrency behind the real-time gross settlement system, currency exchange, and remittance network created by the Ripple company — thanks to a yearly increase in valuation to the tune of 32,000 percent.
Tether Ltd., which issues a stable coin allegedly tied to U.S. dollar reserves, claims it has hired Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan LLP — a law firm co-founded by FBI Director Louis Freeh — to confirm its bank deposits and assure investors that its cryptocurrency is backed by USD. While the law firm did not perform an official audit, it did have access to Tether’s bank accounts and has released data regarding how much money the company holds.
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong says he “enjoys” Bitcoin price downturns as it “distracts” those not “making progress.”
Armstrong: Downmoon ‘Allows For Progress’
In a series of tweets aimed at the employees of the United States’ largest cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider, Armstrong compared three cycles of Bitcoin prices from 2013, 2014, and 2017, respectively — noting the market leader’s “up and down cycles.” He commented:
After many years of this, I’ve come to enjoy the down cycles in crypto prices more.
It gets rid of the people who are in it for the wrong reasons, and it gives us an opportunity to keep making progress while everyone else gets distracted.
Mining firm and blockchain software service company Bitfury wants to expedite blockchain development for traditional enterprise and business. Working toward this goal, the company announced today that it’s introducing Java binding for its blockchain service, Exonum. The soon-to-be-available binding comes with a software development kit that will allow developers to build private chains on Exonum that can be anchored to public blockchains, the press release notes.
In computer science, binding allows a library of data written in one coding language to interact with libraries written in another coding language. For Exonum, which is written in Rust, it means that developers can now build on the network using Java. Ultimately, this will allow Java developers to create private blockchains on top of Exonum’s framework.
The world’s eleventh-busiest airport has installed a “test” Bitcoin ATM in a move officials say will better “serve” travellers’ needs.
Schiphol Offers Bitcoin, Ethereum
In a press release on its website June 20, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport confirmed the installation of the machine, which will offer both Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Schiphol thus becomes the first European airport to offer cryptocurrency exchange options via an ATM.
“With the Bitcoin machine we hope to serve travelers because they can easily exchange ‘local’ euros for the ‘global’ Bitcoin or Ethereum,” Tanja Dik, director of consumer products and services commented.
2018, once expected to be a bullish year, has turned into a slow burn of agony for most. Especially if one gained interest in and started accumulating in January of this year. Our hearts go out to the investors who hopefully stick around to see future run-ups in the years to come. Some even went as far as selling their homes to go all in on Bitcoin. Those people especially could use a boost or a change of trends sooner rather than later. Here are a few projects and their strategies that may be able to weather the storm.
Chain Accelerator has launched in France. It is the first startup acceleratordedicated to the blockchain that can call Europe its home. Among the organization’s chief operators are Hyperloop Transportation Technologies chairman Bibop G. Gresta, former SWIFT CEO Leonard Schrank, and Ledger president Pascal Gauthier.
The company will assist startups with initial coin offerings (ICOs), business development plans, marketing and public relations.