Posts Tagged ‘blockchain’

Mount Sinai Center for Biomedical Blockchain Research

November 29, 2018

https://www.mountsinai.org/about/newsroom/2018/mount-sinai-launches-center-for-biomedical-blockchain-research

Hope, hype and heresy as blockchains enter the energy business

October 14, 2018

Hope, hype & heresy as #blockchains enter the energy business
https://www.Economist.com/business/2018/08/02/hope-hype-and-heresy-as-blockchains-enter-the-energy-business Quote: “Digiconomist…estimates that just 1 #bitcoin transaction uses as much electricity as an average household in the Netherlands uses in a month.”

George Church: Cryptocurrency Will Boost Genome Sequencing | Front Line Genomics

February 24, 2018

Cryptocurrency Will Boost Genome Sequencing
http://www.FrontLineGenomics.com/news/19260/george-church-cryptocurrency-blockchain @NebulaGenomics, a new startup that uses #blockchain to give people control of their own data

QT:{{”
“A genomics startup co-founded by genetics pioneer George Church said yesterday that it seeks to lead the genomic data market by utilizing blockchain, the technology that underlies transactions of
cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin.
In other words, Nebula Genomics will give you cryptocurrency in exchange for your genetic data.
The company will do so by significantly reducing the costs of personal genome sequencing, give you insights about it, secure it using blockchain, and allow you to do whatever you want with the data.” “}}

Blockchains: How They Work and Why They’ll Change the World – IEEE Spectrum

December 10, 2017

#Blockchains: How They Work & Why They’ll Change the World
https://spectrum.IEEE.org/computing/networks/blockchains-how-they-work-and-why-theyll-change-the-world + https://spectrum.IEEE.org/computing/networks/do-you-need-a-blockchain Overview of the technology, with a focus piece on whether it applies to a particular domain. Not sure we need this in genomics…

Do You Need a Blockchain? – IEEE Spectrum
https://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/networks/do-you-need-a-blockchain

UC Berkeley and Bitmark partner to bring data donation to public health studies

May 28, 2017

UCB & @BitmarkInc partner to bring data donation to public health
studies https://Medium.com/@bitmark/uc-berkeley-and-bitmark-partner-to-bring-data-donation-to-public-health-studies-3e9a17891432 Using #blockchain to control one’s data