Blockchain Startup to Boost Patient Safety and Prevent Overprescribing

A blockchain solution has unveiled bold plans to make the United Kingdom’s medicine market safer by creating a system that prevents patients from ordering the same prescription from multiple pharmacies while stopping counterfeit drugs from making their way into the supply chain. MediConnect states that introducing new safeguarding for the public and the health care industry can save money and potentially lives. The motivation for the startup came after the company’s founders discovered the extent and impact of oversupply via the National Health Service (NHS) and private health care providers.…

Blockchain is Boosting the Health Sector by Unifying Patient Data and Increasing Funding for Medical Research

People are living longer in the 21st Century, but what’s less recognized is that, despite our increasing longevity, we’re also getting sicker. According to research, the number of people over 65 afflicted with at least four medical conditions is on course to rise by 100 percent by 2035. As can be imagined, such a jump in illness is going to place an increasingly heavy burden on medical institutions and services, with the implication being that we — as a global community — need to find new, innovative ways of dealing…

Bitcoin ‘Patient Zero’ Says BTC’s Current Stage is Like ‘1992 for The Internet’

Bitcoin “Patient Zero” Wences Casares, the founder of Bitcoin (BTC) wallet startup Xapo, said that the seminal cryptocurrency may take years to prove successful, in an interview with Bloomberg Oct. 29. In an interview with Bloomberg, Casares argued that BTC is an “intellectual experiment,” and it could be several years before it proves successful. “It may work, it might not work,” said Casares, noting that Bitcoin is in its early stages and that “we are in the equivalent of 1992 for the Internet.” However, Casares suggested that the probability of…

Fundstrat Analyst: Don’t Buy Bitcoin (BTC) Just Yet, Be Patient

Crypto Volatility Slows, Market Posts Slight Loss On Monday, October 8th, the crypto market surprisingly saw some semblance of price action, with nearly every single crypto asset posting 1.5 percent gains (or more) at one point in the day. Bitcoin, for example, moved from $6,550 to $6,650, with some claiming that a breakout past the $6,800 resistance level was imminent. Some optimists even claimed that Monday’s move was the spark that would’ve catalyzed crypto’s next parabolic run-up. But, in classic bear market fashion, the market slowed as the sun rose again,…