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Healthcare: Can the Blockchain Optimize and Secure It?

by Jacob Donnelly

The disruptive nature of blockchain technology is easy for people to conceptualize in the field of finance. T+3 interferes in traders being able to maximize earnings – payments shouldn’t take days to process while an email can be sent in seconds. As the first use case in many to come, finance is ...

Blockchain: An Answer to Identity?

by Jacob Donnelly

While finance is one of the most talked about use cases for the blockchain, it is certainly not the only one. There are plenty of other industries that are ripe for disruption for this new technology, including identity.Matthew Roszak, Founding Partner of Tally Capital, said: “Think about the ...

Using the Blockchain to Track Assets for Proof of Ownership

by Jacob Donnelly

Counterfeit and stolen goods are a significant problem of global commerce. According to the Economist, "estimates for the total value of fakes sold worldwide each year go as high as $1.8 trillion."This results in tremendous losses to product owners without even taking into consideration the ...

Needham Insights: The Blockchain Report

by Jacob Donnelly

Needham Nasdaq Private Markets is leveraging the technology for trading of private market securities; Chain will be issuing its own pre-IPO shares on the blockchain; and Overstock.com issued a $5 million bond on the blockchain.Smart contracts: Agreements can be reduced to code that ...