I noticed the other day that the FDA had posted a list of pilot participants online and at least 6 projects are blockchain focused. This is a great opportunity to get engagement from a regulatory body on an emerging technology. Check the link out for the list of participants.
Morgan Creek Digital is looking for healthcare projects Morgan Creek Digital is the digital asset fund of the broader Morgan Creek fund, which is a well respected institution in finance. The folks at Morgan Creek Digital are crypto thought leaders (you may know Pomp) and its a significant that they're looking for healthcare projects to invest in.
What I'm reading this weekend
JPMorgan Adds New Privacy Features to Quorum Blockchain Back in February I shared Dan Boneh's Zether, a proposed method of improving privacy on the Ethereum main net using zero-knowledge proofs. The JP Morgan team went above and beyond by implementing Zether and iterating on it. The turn around time from a proposed innovation in academia to enterprise ready production feature is amazing to me.
EY open sources Nightfall, their tool for bringing privacy to the Ethereum mainnet The above link is a great read to see how EY is thinking about blockchain and why they are focusing on public blockchains, not private ones. I won't try to summarize their arguments, but in general I agree. I think that the industry will eventually shift towards public blockchains as tools for privacy and scalability come online.
The city guide to open source Devon Zuegel wrote a fantastic post answering the question "What can cities teach open source about governance, funding, and managing limited resources?" There are many lessons for blockchain and crypto communities here. Indeed, cryptonetworks have been compared to cities before.