There is no shortage of ideas in the
healthcare startup world. Healthcare entrepreneurs and innovators all around
the world are working to develop the right business models that can solve the
tough problems faced by the health sector, and many see blockchain technology
as a key for success.
As a testament to this, on November
5–6, 2018, the Distributed: Health
conference played host to investor pitch sessions during which 11 companies
proposed their ideas for addressing healthcare’s pain points with
decentralization. These pitch sessions were composed of a diverse audience of
healthcare professionals, investors and technologists.
world’s largest financial clearing and settlement provider said that its
blockchain-based financial processing infrastructure is now complete and ready
for real-world testing. That’s according to an announcement on November 6 from
the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), which reported that a
new, blockchain-powered version of its Trade Information Warehouse (TIW)
platform has entered testing.
has already made more than a few headlines in the blockchain world. By 2016, it
was exploring blockchain-based solutions for
financial trade processing. It announced in early 2017 that it was
working with IBM, Axoni and R3 to begin building a distributed ledger framework
for post-trade derivatives processing, and later that year, it reported that it was on track to roll
out a blockchain-based platform for tracking credit default swaps by early