Distributed ledger innovation is pushing the capabilities of blockchain technology into sectors beyond finance such as healthcare and logistics. Distributed ledgers have advantages and disadvantages. The advantages being the immutable audit trail of transactional data housed in blocks. The disadvantages are two fold. For public blockchains like Bitcoin, disadvantages lie within transaction speed. For permissioned ledgers, also known as private blockchains, scalability is a major issue.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has become increasingly involved in the pursuit of blockchain-powered healthcare solutions this year. First, they began independently exploring several blockchain-based proofs of concept (POCs) to make health data management more […]