MedGizmo - Healthcare Blockchain: MedGizmo Reference Overview – Part 1
22.09.2017, 18:31   MedGizmo, Inc.

Healthcare Blockchain: MedGizmo Reference Overview – Part 1

Over the last years a lot of attention is focused on Blockchain technology. “Since 2013 Google searches for “blockchain” have risen 1900%.”reports Deloitte . Nowadays, we are witnessing the growth of first seeds planted by Blockchain in the minds of entrepreneurs: the innovative BitVault Blockchain Phone and Bowhead test reader and dispensing Blockchain-powered medical instrument… And more will come!
It is only natural that MedGizmo in its Twitter Feed on Healthcare Technology, Wearables products and applications started following latest developments on Blockchain and its applications for healthcare. We have accumulated a decent size database on the subject, and now it is the time to share some of its content. In this series of posts, we plan to look into the ways technology is taking over the Healthcare. We do not pretend to make in depth analysis, rather to provide useful links and brief description of materials – documents and posts on relevant Websites.
We start the series with a very brief overview of basic reference sources that emerged this year – the ones that help to understand technology. This is our pick – and this is not in any way complete. 
Blockchain: New Technology Interactive Overview by Goldman Sachs  Allows to visually understand the following: 
  • What is Blockchain?
  • How Does it Work?
  • Blockchain in Action
  • Beyond the First Steps
  • The Takeaway
Comparing Bitcoin Ethereum & Other Cryptos by Visual Capitalist 
“… it’s really challenging to decipher the differences between cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin, Ripple, and Dash. For this reason, we worked with social trading network eToro to come up with an infographic that breaks down the major differences between these coins all in one place.”
Rookie’s Guide to Blockchain Technology by Enterprise Monkey.
This post reviews the following:
-  How does it work - Blockchain Components 
- Functionality Blockchain types:
  • Public Blockchain (Bitcoin and Ethereum).
  • Private Blockchain 
  • Permissioned or Consortium Blockchain
  • Benefits of Blockchain for Enterprises
Because of its amazing characteristics, Blockchain technology is finding its way into many industries, rendering them efficiency. Here are some of the examples:
Overview of industries:
  • Defence
  • Law
  • IoT
  • Digital Identity
  • Elections
  • Healthcare
  • Government
  • Crowdfunding
  • Music Industry
- Challenges:
  • Validation
  • Expenses
  • Regulation
  • Integration
  • Cyber Security

A very informative 100+ pages SlideShare presentation State of blockchain Q2 2017 by Nick van der Meij, CoinDesk provides overview of the following: Public Blockchains, Enterprise Blockchains, Investments, government & Regulations.
Mohit Mamoria published on Hacker Noon an illustrative explanation: Ultimate 3500-word guide in plain English to understand Blockchain 
“I have more non-technical friends than technical ones. They have been bugging me for weeks to explain this new buzzword to them. I guess there are thousands out there who feel the same. And when that happens, there comes a time to write something to which everyone can point the other lost souls to — that’s the purpose of this post — written in plain english that any regular internet user understands.”
17 blockchain platforms — a brief introduction 
Rohas Nagpal in his overview on Brave NewCoin provides information (Websites URLs and White Papers) on blockchain/distributed ledger systems:
  • BigChainDB
  • Chain Core
  • Corda
  • Credits
  • Domus Tower Blockchain
  • Elements Blockchain Platform
  • Eris:db
  • Ethereum
  • HydraChain
  • Hyperledger Fabric
  • Hyperledger Iroha
  • Hyperledger Sawtooth Lake
  • Multichain
  • Openchain
  • Quorum
  • Stellar
  • Symbiont Assembly
Blockchair the Google of Blockchain World  
Blockchair is a blockchain search and analytics engine or you can also say it's a blockchain explorer on steroids. It currently works with Bitcoin only, but we'll be supporting Ethereum soon. You can filter blocks, transactions, and outputs by over 60 different criteria, as well as perform full-text search over the blockchain.
We aim to become a Google for blockchains. Our next priority is to create private APIs for traders which will make it possible for them to integrate blockchain analytics into trading algorithms. We also provide researchers with a way to batch export data from blockchains.
The Digital Marketing Bureau (TDMB) from Britain presents this extremely cognitive blockchain companies infographic  where you may locate Blockchain companies involved in various industries
95 Bitcoin & Blockchain Startups In One Market Map 
CB Insights uses its proprietary database to identify 95 privately held bitcoin and blockchain companies, organized them into ten categories, based on each company’s primary product, line of business, and/or use case. Market map includes both bitcoin and blockchain startups.

Jess McCuan, content creator-in-chief with Quid, posted on the World Economic Forum’s Agenda blog 5 Infographics That Explain One Year Of Blockchain News 
 These are data-focused visuals to help easily digest blockchain’s biggest news:
  • A Quid timeline maps 3,409 stories about blockchain, colored by cluster, from global news sources between 20 April 2016-20 April 2017.
  • Major players in blockchain news
  • The future of blockchain
And here is the list of notable news posts on the subject:

This concludes the first post of the series. In the next post we plan to look into Healthcare Blockchain – applications and companies
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Vladimir Kuznetsov
22.09.2017, 18:31   MedGizmo, Inc.
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