How blockchain is set to revolutionize health tech

Healthcare Global

Rupert Spiegelberg

Rupert Spiegelberg, CEO of Doctorlink, writes about how blockchain can benefit the future of healthcare

When a group of developers, presumed to be working under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, launched Bitcoin in 2009, it is unlikely they were thinking about whether or not they were on the cusp of a great medical discovery. After all, the promise of lower transactions fee than those that were on offer from traditional online payment methods at the time, was a concept clearly rooted in finance.

The idea was simple. Bitcoin is a decentralized currency and therefore it can be traded without central banks. All that was required was a digital ledger that could distribute the currency. So not unlike many medical discoveries, when...

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