Blockchain technology could improve the reliability of medical trials

  • Since 2007 America’s drugs regulator has required that all clinical trials are registered in ClinicalTrials.gov, a publicly accessible database.
  • To do the Dr Irving used the hash generated from the trial protocol as a “private key”-essentially a password that allows someone to spend bitcoins in his online wallet.
  • CLINICAL trials are a murky old world.
  • A study last year of 137 trials found 60 reported on outcomes they were not looking for, according to their original protocol.
  • Another benefit, paradoxically, is that the protocol for studies could be hidden until completed.

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Blockchain technology could improve the reliability of medical trials


Blockchain technology could improve the reliability of medical trials

The battle over the future of bitcoin

The battle over the future of bitcoin  via @guardian by @dannyyadron #FutureOfTechnology

  • Maxwell and his team have a business interest in blocks staying small, because more people would need side chains.
  • Bitcoin’s mainstream popularity has grown in fits and starts in recent years.
  • Smith, Wright and some other key bitcoin developers want the blocks to be larger so more transactions can clear at the same time.
  • Unlike Visa, bitcoin doesn’t have a central clearinghouse to process all transactions.
  • Fans of bitcoin say the system, which tends to be a pet project of encryption wonks, could eventually rival Visa.

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Billed as the future of democratized, digital money, the currency is now at the center of a conflict over how to develop technologies behind the system


The battle over the future of bitcoin

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.
  • The Huffington Post UK is provided by AOL (UK) Limited.
  • On 2nd May 2016, the founder of Bitcoin was revealed as Craig Wright.

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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? 

The Economist asks: Can the open web survive? by The Economist

  • Sir Tim Berners-Lee founded the web in 1989, and is now the head of its standards agency, the W3C. He joins deputy editor Tom Standage in The Economist studio to discuss the future of his creation.
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  • The Economist asks: Can the open web survive?

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What Are Some Things the Media Lab is Doing With Bitcoin and Blockchain?

What Are Some Things the Media Lab is Doing With Bitcoin and…  #bitcoin #fintech #btc #crypto

  • A team of MIT students is researching how a state-backed digital currency might work and analyzing the potential ramifications of its implementation.
  • Answer by Brian Forde , Founding Director of Digital Currency Initiative at MIT Media Lab, on Quora .
  • A group in the MIT Media Lab is creating a digital infrastructure for certifications in order to improve this burdensome analog process.
  • State-Backed Digital Currencies – Central banks (e.g., the Bank of England) are actively looking into the possibility of a state-backed digital currency.
  • A team of MIT students is conducting research on novel ways remittances may change as a result of cryptocurrencies.

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What are some things the Media Lab is doi…


What Are Some Things the Media Lab is Doing With Bitcoin and Blockchain?