Week Ending February 17, 2017

Three things to know

It’s no longer a question of if the healthcare industry can benefit from Blockchain, it is a question of when.  Blockchain has numerous applications in healthcare, ultimately it will integrate and connect a variety of systems which allow patient controlled data access.  Humana CEO Bruce Broussard refers to Blockchain as “the next dramatic innovation in healthcare…”.  Is Blockchain The Answer to The EHR Dilemma?

Tramonex, a London-based cash flow management company, is now a registered small electronic money transmitter.  The Financial Conduct Authority made this its first-ever money transmitter license to a Blockchain technology company.  The registration allows Tramonex to launch a Blockchain-based currency in the UK.  UK Government Grants Permission to Issue Blockchain-Based Currency

The one year anniversary of Hyperledger was this month and there is no doubt that the collaborative effort is off to a great start.  The Linux Foundation, which hosts the Hyperledger project, kicked off the project last February with 30 members and added 80 new members.  The Hyperledger community became global and now boasts nearly 9,000 members.  The Hyperledger Fabric and Sawtooth Lake, two of the open source projects, had 25 proof of concepts and pilots.  The effort has strong momentum beginning its second year and is likely to see membership and activity increase. Hyperledger Blockchain Turns One – Director Brian Behlendorf Updates

Weekly Blockchain

Financial Services

Broadridge Estimates Blockchain Technology Could Save the Financial Market $30b

Financial Giant Fidelity Seeks Patent for Blockchain Voting System

Swift Reveals Future Global Payment Tech – Blockchain Not Included

the Future: Blockchain and Trade Finance

EquiChain announces blockchain capital markets prototype


8 Technologies Poised to Disrupt US Healthcare in 2017 and Beyond

IBM Machine Learning Uses Healthcare Private Cloud

Du, NMC Healthcare partner to digitize health records

Hashed Health Looking to “Rehash” Healthcare Industry Efficiencies

US Department of Health and Human Services to Kick Off Blockchain in Healthcare Code-A-Thon


Can blockchain enable peer-to-peer energy networks?

DistribuTECH 2017: Why utilities are skeptical about transactive energy

More Energy Companies to Try BTL Group’s Interbit Blockchain

BTL Group launches blockchain energy pilot


The UN needs Blockchain to achieve its goals

Blockchain In Africa – Interview with Alakanani Itireleng from the Satoshi Centre in Botswana

South Africa: Blockchain: The “Trust Machine” That Africa Needs?

Abu Dhabi National Bank goes live on blockchain for real-time cross-border payments

Blockchain to be breakthrough tech for Dubai and government

Leading Indian Bitcoin Exchanges Form Association, Aim at Self-Regulation

State Bank of India Launches New Blockchain Finance Consortium

Blockchain and Asia: A perfect match

To Fight corruption, China Embraces Blockchain

Digital technology opens the door to ‘alternative assets’, but what role will bank play?

Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission joins R3 blockchain consortium

Japanese blockchain firm bitFlyer allocates shares to local financial institutions

Blockchain Potential is ‘Very Promising and Challenging’, Says EU Commission

Blockchain Association of Canada: A New Vision Beyond Bitcoin


US Congress Buckles Down with Blockchain – Launch Congressional Blockchain Caucus

Legislators: “Bitcoin has Broad Benefits for Hawaii”

Uses and Applications

Blockchain-Powered Dawn Reinvents Social Networks as We Know Them

Why a New Time-Based Blockchain Token Could Be More Than a Gimmick

Blockchain Car Wallet: The First of Its Kind

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How Blockchain Is Driving Cloud Adoption

Thought Leadership

Blockchain adoption inevitable: survey

Blockchain revolution will be MULTI-GEARED

Blockchain and Securing Distributed Things

How blockchain could change these five industries

How Blockchain Will Evolve In 2017

Blockchain.info Could Have a Major Impact on the Adoption of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network

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The second coming of blockchain

The Big Mistakes Enterprises Are Making on Blockchain

What’s in a Name? From Bitcoin to Blockchain to Distributed Ledgers

Future telco: The digital blockchain quarterback

Ben van Lier: Blockchain and Securing Distributed Things