BioIT Talk: Securing Personal Genomic Data using Blockchain


We were delighted to talk at the recent 2016 BioIT World conference in Boston on Securing Personal Genomic Data using Blockchain with Richard Shute giving this update

Just over two years ago, Marc Andreessen (Netscape Founder) commented on – Why Bitcoin Matters – with this grand vision.

Far from a mere libertarian fairy tale or a simple Silicon Valley exercise in hype, Bitcoin offers a sweeping vista of opportunity to re-imagine how the financial system can and should work in the Internet era, and a catalyst to reshape that system in ways that are more powerful for individuals and businesses alike.

A recent blog from Dan Munro raises some important questions about the role of Blockchain and some of the challenges that need to be addressed.

Eric Topol (@erictopol) provides some good pointers to the potential of Blockchain in Healthcare uses.

We will see if the promise of Blockchain will have this impact over the coming years.

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