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Blockchain Adoption in the Healthcare Industry, 2019 Study with Profiles of Change Healthcare, IBM, Accenture, TraceLink, SAP, Oracle, MedicalChain, Nebula Genomics, Hashed Health, -

The "Blockchain: Adoption in Healthcare Industry" report has been added to's offering. Until recently, Blockchain technology owed its popularity primarily to its role in transforming the digital currency sector, with Bitcoin being the game-changer in this regard. However, the possibilities of the core technology of Blockchain are limitless. It is capable of, and has been causing a significant amount of disruption in industries across the world, especially the healthcare sector, a primary focus area at this point of time. Digital transformations and technological advancements in every business segment of the healthcare sector is a notable trend. The healthcare industry however, comes with its set of challenges - lack of interoperability and limited linkage between healthcare storage systems are major concerns as far as management of medical data is concerned. Blockchain technology is increasingly being touted as the solution for interoperability and security issues that plague traditional healthcare systems. This report includes a comprehensive analysis of the adoption of Blockchain technology in the healthcare industry, and highlights the major trends and opportunities across the ecosystem. Blockchain Impact and Adoption Trend Analysis This section of the report throws light on the segments of the healthcare industry from the perspective of Blockchain technology, including its structure and ecosystem, foundational elements, types of Blockchains and their uses, and a detailed analysis of the impact of this technology on the healthcare industry. The section also provides a detailed analysis of the various ...Full story available on

Blockchain Adoption in the Global Agri-Food Industry, 2019 - Analysis on Top Tech Companies IBM, SAP, Microsoft, Accenture, and AWS -

The "Blockchain - Adoption in Agri-Food Industry" report has been added to's offering. After proving its mettle in the cryptocurrency world, Blockchain (BC), a distributed open ledger technology, has started disrupting other industries such as healthcare, automotive, BFSI, transportation, etc. In the agri-food industry, where the supply chain is a vital part of the industry, BC-based solutions facilitate trust and acceptability. The outbreak of food-borne illnesses, food frauds and mishandling of produce, has only added to the need for developing track and trace solutions, available with a BC-enabled solution. Over the years, BC technology has grown and has had a positive influence on the agri-food industry. This trend can only be expected to strengthen over time. BC solutions for the agri-food industry range from managing food wastes to cost reduction. It has also addressed solutions for crop insurance, fair-trade practices, and established direct contact between consumers and producers. This report includes a comprehensive analysis of the adoption of BC technology in the agri-food industry and highlights the major trends and opportunities across the ecosystem. Blockchain Impact & Adoption Trend Analysis This section of the report identifies the segments of the agri-food industry from the perspective of BC technology. This includes a summary of the structure and ecosystem, foundational elements, types of BC and their uses, and a detailed analysis of the impact of this technology on the agri-food industry as a whole. The section also provides a detailed analysis of the various use ...Full story available on

AI plus Blockchain? Accenture is doing it wrong! — Kepler Blockchain Lab

AI + Blockchain? Accenture Got it All Wrong!Blockchain technology often confuses people, and this confusion mainly stems from the several misconceptions that I have already mentioned in the two previous articles (8 most common misunderstanding of blockchain part 1 and part 2).The misconceptions are hindering laymen and sometimes experts to understand the technology and build real solution on it.Knowing the kind of mistakes we are committing is just as important as knowing how to fix them. Today, I attempt to explore how to build a real application on blockchain by taking the Accenture report (issued on 11th Oct, 2018), which contains numerous mistakes, as an example.This article is written in two parts; the first is about the mistakes in the paper, and the second provides suggestions on how different industries can tap into the value of blockchain.1. Blockchain Does not help Data Sharing“Now imagine a world where, through a blockchain-based system, every party involved in the move could see the data and information pertaining to the end-to-end relocation process with appropriate permissions granted by the stakeholders- in this instance, the family.Organizations could access just the data they need, and because the information reflects blockchain’s enhanced trust levels, parties no longer need to engage in messaging and reconciliation. As organizations widely implement these kinds of models, the possibilities for AI systems will grow significantly” — page 4In layman’s terms, the above sentence suggests that companies surrender the data they own (or steal), encrypt it by users’ private key and upload it on blockchain. After that, these companies can access this data only with users’ permission. In the event that a user loses his/her private key, his/her data will be lost permanently because nobody controls the system. How this system even makes sense is unknown, but it sounds legitimate with the word blockchain.People often think blockchain helps data sharing because of two keywords: security and trust, which are also misconceptions that I am going to explain in points 4 and 5.2. A smart contract is not a contract for businesses in digital form“In the future, wider access to data across an ecosystem and the advances in automated business logic via smart contracts could enable new and greater access for AI machines to traverse business ecosystems and deliver more comprehensive solutions to customers.” — page 5A smart contract is merely a program on blockchain. A smart contract that is running on a public blockchain is an immutable, censorship-resistant program. By contrast, a smart contract running on a permissioned chain is merely another regular program.Smart contracts running on a public blockchain are sometimes called decentralised applications (DApp). Decentralising applications can be helpful. For example, we can look at decentralised gambling applications (which account for 40% of total blockchain transactions [Standard Kepler Research]).These applications do not have licenses; users do not know the operators, and no protection is in place for gamblers. Yet, users can trust them because decentralisation guarantees the immutability of the code. That is, the agreed program code cannot be altered.Decentralised applications place the core logic on blockchain and establish fully automated execution. Consequently, these applications behave like ‘contracts’, and users can trust the program to deliver what is claimed. However, the mere placement of a program code on blockchain does not decentralise the application.Moreover, we need to understand that decentralisation is not necessary to achieve automation unless the goal is creating an application or service that cannot be controlled or wiped out by anyone (e.g. a gambling software without a license or an application for use by North Korean generals in buying and selling properties in New York).I do not see much business use cases here. Thus, I will not spend considerable time on it, given that this article is written for business owners.3. Decentralised artificial intelligence (AI) versus full automation“The processes of a decentralized management, evolution, adaptation and cooperation in MAS, consisting of a large number of reactive agents, are investigated and stimulated. “ — page 7The beauty of decentralisation is censorship resistance. If a decentralised AI is to be deployed on public blockchain (given sufficient public blockchain throughput), then an immutable AI that is controlled by nobody must be expected. However, an uncontrollable AI does not mean anything to a business organisation.Meanwhile, an AI program deployed on a permissioned blockchain will not differ from any other privately owned AI program.4. Does blockchain redefine trust?“Blockchain is a new type of database system that maintains and records data so that multiple stakeholders can confidently and securely share access to the same data and information. As such, it is changing the nature of boundaries between organizations. Since the invention of modern databases in the 1950s, the governing business model concerning them has centered on trust. For example, Party A needs to have confidence that Party B (or anyone else) hasn’t unilaterally changed any data. Consequently, companies traditionally build data systems they can fully control and operate using a “messaging” based business model. In this case, Party A sends its view of the world in a “message” to Party B, and vice versa. Only when both parties can reconcile those views will they complete the business transaction. Blockchain is changing that concept of trust in data. Through blockchain and other types of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT), companies can now access a common shared data set that they and other stakeholders know they can trust.” — page 12This is one of the most common misconceptions that I have mentioned in my previous article — ‘By its nature, every piece of transaction data stored on blockchain should be self-evident. But not every piece of data stored on blockchain is transaction data. Moreover, blockchain technology itself cannot make general data self-evident (e.g. the coffee is from Ethiopia).’The above misconception leads us to think about which data should be and not be recorded on blockchain.Only data that can be verified by previously stored data should be stored on blockchain. I call this kind of data recursive data, which means that if the previous data is correct, then the current data must be correct.Only data that can be verified by previously stored data should be stored on blockchain. E.g. Transactions, ownerships and account balances.The chain characteristic allows us to easily trace the history of the data down to its origin. Hence, data that can be verified by previously stored data can be proven right or wrong without others’ help. Transactions, ownerships and account balances are data that can be verified by previous data. If all previous transaction records are correct, then the account balance must be correct.However, this self-evident ability does not apply to other type of data, such as medical data, electricity consumption and farm records. One cannot determine whether maize is organic merely by checking the previous record, even with the immutability of the data.5. Blockchain improves data security. However, you may not want to pay the price“Security: Protection and control can be implemented at the data element level instead of the database or data table levels making it much more difficult to penetrate.” — page 12This statement is true. It means that every data is encrypted, and they can be decrypted by users only. Blockchain is secure, but a company must ensure that it indeed needs this level of security and is willing to make the relevant sacrifices in terms of data usability.The logic of the paper lies in AI’s need for training data and blockchain’s ability to facilitate the data sharing across different parties.Most companies can already share data with third parties as long as they are willing to do so. We do not need to move data to blockchain simply because we want to share it across different parties.Therefore, the question is as follows: Can storing data on blockchain create additional benefits regarding security, data authenticity, data availability and privacy protection? We often ask the wrong question of what blockchain can do, when the question should be ‘What can blockchain do better?’Instead of “What blockchain can do”, we should ask “What can blockchain do better?”The Accenture report lists six use cases of blockchain in different industries, namely, smart energy and smart buildings, public science, supply chain, smart devices, identity and healthcare. In the next article, I will explain how these industries can tap into the power of blockchain technology and transform their core businesses.Originally published at on May 15, 2019. plus Blockchain? Accenture is doing it wrong! — Kepler Blockchain Lab was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Accenture and GEB Partner to Use DLT For Employee Benefits Sector

A Forbes report published April 16, 2019, states that multinational management consulting giant Accenture has partnered with Generali Employee Benefits (GEB) to develop a robust blockchain solution for employee benefits sector. Blockchain to Streamline Employee Benefits IT firm Accenture has historically been one of the biggest believers of blockchain technology. Recently, the company teamed upRead MoreRead More. The post by Aisshwarya Tiwari appeared first on BTCManager, Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News\
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Accenture Releases New Blockchain Platform For Workforces with Generali Employee Benefits (GEB)

The globally recognized firm Accenture has decided to sign a partnership with Generali Employee Benefits (GEB) in order to create a blockchain solution for employee benefits. Through the use of distributed ledger technology (DLT), participants can access the same data, reduce processing errors and more. Accenture Starts Using Blockchain Technology According to a recent report […]
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Accenture Patents Not One But Two Solutions To Make The Blockchain More Interoperable

The global consulting company Accenture has recently patented two solutions that are aimed at improving the interoperability of the blockchain technology, according to the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office, which has published a new report of the companies that want to patent new technologies. While the first one of these patents was published in […]
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Global Consulting Company Accenture Patents Two Solutions for Blockchain Interoperability

Global Consulting Company Accenture Patents Two Solutions for Blockchain Interoperability Global consulting company Accenture has patented two solutions focused on blockchain interoperability, according to the data published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on April 2. The first patent, filed August 2018, patents a method for cryptologic blockchain interoperability. As described in […] Cet article Global Consulting Company Accenture Patents Two Solutions for Blockchain Interoperability est apparu en premier sur Bitcoin Central.
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Bitcoin Struggles As BAT And ETC Lead The Charge

The cryptocurrency market has somewhat stabilized, presenting a predominantly green landscape as Bitcoin struggles to stay above the psychological $10,000 marker.   Cryptocurrency Market Situation. Source: Coin360   Sentiment for Bitcoin has seen a moderate improvement towards a strongly neutral outlook.   Bitcoin Sentiment Chart by   Despite this overall lukewarm performance, proponents of Bitcoin’s store of value potential have reason to rejoice today. According to a report by Digital Asset Data, BTC is increasingly gaining correlation with the broader asset markets – positively with gold, and negatively with the stock market. With a recession looming on the global economy, Bitcoin could fulfill the role of a “safe haven asset,” to which investors flock during uncertain economic times. Altcoins see recovery with ETC and BAT leading The rest of the cryptocurrency market is seeing strong corrections from yesterday’s fall, with two strong outliers making significant gains. Basic Attention Token is strongly reacting to its new listing on Kraken, a popular exchange part of Weiss Ratings’ Real 10 index of platforms reporting true volume. BAT has gained more than 15% on yesterday’s price, while curiously its partner-in-listing WAVES has registered a much more modest 4%. The stark difference can be explained by the contribution of other fundamental drivers, with BAT recently launching the much-anticipated online tipping feature in its browser.   BAT Recent Price Trend. Source: CoinMarketCap   The other outlier is none other than Ethereum Classic, which after an against-the-grain rally on Tuesday has continued today with a 14.6% gain. The total 7-day performance is a solid +21%, by far the highest in the top-50. As before, it’s difficult to give a meaningful explanation of the rally. The upcoming ETC Atlantis hard fork is scheduled in about 22 days, too far ahead to justify any price action, though the final confirmation was released on Monday. The run is likely to be due to a combination of factors, including possible whales entering ETC positions. The rest of the altcoin market is seeing moderate recoveries, with IOTA, TRON and Cardano gaining 8%, 6.32% and 6.42% respectively as the rest average on 3-4%.   The post Bitcoin Struggles As BAT And ETC Lead The Charge appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

Casa Unveiled Node Monitor Service to Leapfrog Bitcoin Network Health

Coinspeaker Casa Unveiled Node Monitor Service to Leapfrog Bitcoin Network HealthA famous crypto startup firm recognized as Casa that offers primary management service, and Bitcoin node machine has launched a node monitor as well as accompanying reward program to develop Bitcoin network health.The firm revealed the latest innovation in an official website article on Aug. 21. Per the announcement, the node monitor known as Node Heartbeats depends on creating a brief relationship between the server of Casa plus, an internet synced and Tor-activated node owned by a user. The rewards program enables Casa node subscribers to earn 10,000 SatsBack weekly in exchange for operating 5 Node Heartbeat checks weekly, on separate days.SetBack can reportedly be converted for Bitcoin (BTC) just once per day on Keymaster app for Casa, as long as a consumer has garnered a minimum of 50,000 SatBack points. According to the report, Casa is firmly convinced that it`s hectic for consumers to keep up with the trend on their node`s uptime as well as security. By offering an inducement program to leapfrog node health, the firm reportedly expects to enhance the overall health of the Bitcoin network.How the Node Heartbeat OperatesTo verify that node is online, the company makes a concise link from their server to the users Casa Node. For this to be manageable, the user`s node must be synced, online, and with Tor activated. But with Tor, that indicates the node Heartbeat secures user`s privacy.Speaking of privacy, the Node Heartbeat only utilises the connection code of the consumer-the same code that is already existing in explorers and that which the consumer release to others who are willing to launch a channel with them. Sats App automatically submits the code for the users when they send a Heatbeat to saves them from the agony of looking it up.Guess Who Is The Latest Casa Investor?Charlie Lee, Litecoin (LTC) founder revealed just three days ago that he has heavily invested in Casa. He went ahead to praise Casa for spearheading BTC acceptance, indicating:“I have the same feeling about Casa today as I had about Coinbase when I joined in 2013 as the 3rd hire. Casa is making Bitcoin easy to use, and that is extremely important for this space. Looking forward to great things!”New Node Monitor by Lightning LabsAs initially reported by Cointelegraph that the designer of the high-speed transaction protocol Lightning Network, Lightning Labs recently unveiled an alpha version of a node monitor. The invented device, called Indmon, allegedly enables nodes operators to supervise node functions in real-time. Network cases this year reportedly influenced the developers to design a tool for preemptively detecting network and node issues.Casa Unveiled Node Monitor Service to Leapfrog Bitcoin Network Health

Gemini Exchange Launches In Australia in Effort to Expand its ‘Crypto Needs Rules’ Brand

One of the most prominent exchanges, Gemini which is owned by Winklevoss Twins is now available for Australian crypto users. “Cryptocurrency is the future of money, and we're committed to building a bridge to that future in Australia.” – @tylerwinklevoss We are thrilled to announce that starting today, we are operational in Australia 🇦🇺 Read […]
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Tether to Launch RMB Stablecoin "CNHT"? CryptoNews

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Kraken To List Basic Attention Token (BAT) and Waves

Kraken has announced they will be listing BAT and WAVES, with pairs denominated in USD, EUR, BTC, and ETH. Trading commences at 13:30 UTC on August 22, 2019, and deposits will take 30 and 10 confirmations before being credited to users Kraken balances for BAT and WAVES, respectively, August 21, 2019. Kraken Expands Altcoin OfferingsRead MoreRead More. The post by Ashwath Balakrishnan appeared first on BTCManager, Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News\
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