Blockchain has evolved significantly to become what it is today: a worldwide phenomenon, revolutionizing numerous industry sectors with its unique, decentralized approach. From an outsider’s perspective, blockchain serves only one purpose, where digital transactions can be made in the form of bitcoin or another cryptocurrency.
The current cryptocurrency markets are incredibly volatile, which can, in part, be attributed to the uncertainty around the legality of investment. This volatility based in legal uncertainty greatly hinders the growth of the industry at large. Should pension funds and endowments take the leap and invest in digital assets,
Blockchain has recently emerged as a game-changing option that has fueled excitement across more industries than I can count. Why? Because it has the potential to turn the way we store and transfer data upside down by ensuring transparency and enhancing overall security. It also has the ability to improve the facilitation of transactions and overhaul the online review and market research systems.
Recently, I have been speaking to a number of investors in the cryptocurrency space about my thoughts on the industry and how we, at Sora Ventures, have a different approach to how we do business in the space. Many found my insights intriguing and encouraged me to share it to the public.
At the moment, governments and big businesses are avoiding cryptocurrencies like the plague. On the one hand, allowing bitcoin as an additional currency could ruin local currency value. On the other, governments want to maintain their monopoly over printing new money.
That’s why there’s a big gap between the cryptocommunity and real blockchain adoption.
Facebook has asked several large US banks to share detailed financial information about their customers, including card transactions and checking account balances, as part of an effort to offer new services to users.
Dan Goldstein is the president and owner of Page 1 Solutions,
In the global healthcare industry today, medical care access remains the most pressing challenge. Many patients, especially those in underserved markets, often need immediate care yet lack access to a physician or hospital because they either live too far away or are not in a position to pay for services.
There is a problem facing the blockchain community; one that poses a risk to both incumbent and next generation smart contract platforms. Ecosystem fragmentation is a critical issue that could significantly impede adoption of decentralized systems.
Despite the prudence of a blockchain agnostic approach,
Last year was a hard one for consumer data. Data breaches impacting everything from Yahoo and Equifax to Uber and the CIA pushed already-distrusting consumer confidence even further down the drain.  The infamous Equifax breach alone compromised the data of 145.5 million people.  Understandably,
Popular genetics-testing company 23andMe is partnering with GlaxoSmithKline to use people’s DNA to develop medical treatments. The $300 million deal gives GSK access to 23andMe’s substantial genetic database — roughly five million customers. GSK is working to design new drugs that could treat diseases like Parkinson’s,