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May 19 2019
Issue #19 - JPMorgan acquires InstaMed and NYC Blockchain Week's many announcements
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Blockchain in healthcare updates
Pfizer's head of Blockchain Strategy and Execution: Technology Is ‘Basically Good Enough’ to Ramp Up Production Blockchains
I mostly agree. Improvements in technology will make more use cases viable, but today there are a number of use cases which are technically feasible but fall short because there are not sufficient incentives for the right business network to participate. Figuring out business and governance models will be as important as figuring technical solutions.
Blockchain on FHIR with Ethereum by OpenPharma
JPMorgan to acquire health payments company InstaMed
A few weeks ago InstaMed announced they had a blockchain proof of concept, and InstaMed's CEO has been a vocal proponent for blockchain in healthcare.
Faster, Better Provider Credentialing with ProCredEx's CEO Anthony Begando
Spiritus Partners Discusses Improving Medical Device Safety and Quality Using DLT/Blockchain
What I'm reading this weekend
Some NYC Blockchain Week Announcements
Having gone to a few events this week here are my observations:
Generally the attendees were more filtered and sophisticated
There was far less hype than last year and most people were cautiously optimistic
Tons of progress has been made during "crypto-winter" and teams are committed to building for the long term
was the hottest theme of the week
The meetups surrounding blockchain week were far more valuable than the actual events
The World Bank issues a 9 figure bond using Ethereum
Gemeni partners with payments startup Flexa to let users pay with crypto at retailers like Wholefoods, Starbucks, etc
Microsoft built a cool decentralized identity system using Bitcoin
Some other things to note
Kik and the SEC: What's going on and what does it mean for Crypto?
Remember Bitfinex getting sued by New York State? They just announced the conclusion of a $1bn fundraising round.
Enterprise Blockchain Top 100 by VC Rob Bailey
Inside the Room at the Spring 2019 Multicoin Summit
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