Blockchain technology could improve the reliability of medical trials

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  • Dr Irving would now like to test his ideas on a small number of trials.
  • Dr Irving used a recent example to demonstrate how his idea might work.
  • Public keys for protocols should be uploaded to trial registries, he argues, and included in research papers.
  • A study last year of 137 trials found 60 reported on outcomes they were not looking for, according to their original protocol.
  • As long as the public key was uploaded to a registry when the trial began, the protocol could be verified later without the worry that it had been changed during the study.

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Blockchain technology could improve the reliability of medical trials


Blockchain technology could improve the reliability of medical trials

Bitcoin: A New Era for Responsible Investment? 

  • If responsible investment is limited to the process of integrating ESG in investment decision-making then it’s probably not relevant.
  • The relevance of Bitcoin to responsible investment depends on how you define responsible investment.
  • If responsible investment is also about the integrity and stability of the financial system then it probably is.

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Bitcoin is a decentralised digital currency, meaning that the database used to record Bitcoins are not centrally controlled. These systems are built using a ‘distributed ledger’, or ‘blockchain’, which is a decentralised public database collectively maintained by a network of people, known as ‘miners’, who run the software. There is no bank or country responsible for issuing Bitcoin meaning there’s no central point that can fail.


Bitcoin: A New Era for Responsible Investment? 

This Ransomware Is Evolving Too Quickly for the Good Guys to Keep Up

  • Researchers are fighting back against ransomware, and have released plenty of “decryptor” tools for unlocking victims’ files.
  • (Proofpoint published a screenshot of an error message from the Kaspersky tool).
  • With CryptXXX researchers might have more of a battle on their hands.

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Just after Kaspersky releases a decrypt tool for CryptXXX, the ransomware’s authors manage to bypass it.


This Ransomware Is Evolving Too Quickly for the Good Guys to Keep Up

REUTERS SUMMIT-Blockchain sends banking regulators back to basics

REUTERS SUMMIT-#blockchain sends banking regulators back to basics #Politics #London #Banks

  • “Taking China out of the picture, I’d laugh at anyone who says fintech is posing right now any material risk in any market,” Scandurra said.
  • Regulators are now asking whether the blockchain computing process, which underpins the digital currency bitcoin, will have an impact on how they protect consumers and keep the financial system stable if something goes wrong, the Reuters Financial Regulation Summit heard this week.
  • But if blockchain takes off, applying existing anti-money laundering, securities trading and consumer protection rules may be all that’s needed for now, regulators said.

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*Regulators start to look at fintech innovation. LONDON/ HONG KONG, May 20- The’ fintech’ sector hoping to revolutionize finance with the adoption of blockchain, or distributed ledger technology, is forcing global financial regulators to start looking at whether they need to change the rules governing markets and banking. Andrew Bailey, deputy governor of the…


REUTERS SUMMIT-Blockchain sends banking regulators back to basics

Company run entirely on blockchain code has raised $120M in record crowdfunding

  • The DAO – an acronym of decentralised autonomous organisation, the name given to such entities – has been set up to invest in other businesses, making it a form of investor-directed venture capital fund.
  • Its investors will vote on what to do with the money after fundraising ends on May 28, after choosing between proposals submitted to its website.
  • Asked how the autonomous organisation could ensure it was not being used for money-laundering by its anonymous investors, Mr Jentzsch said a vehicle had been set up in Switzerland to facilitate The DAO’s investments in other companies, since Swiss law makes it possible to “take money from an unknown source as long as you know where it’s going”.

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@AJZBernard: “Company run entirely on blockchain code has raised $120M in record crowdfunding”


An automated business run on computer code, with no human input beyond its anonymous backers, has raised the equivalent of $120 nillion in digital currency, the FT reports.


Company run entirely on blockchain code has raised $120M in record crowdfunding