Why the CDC Wants in on #Blockchain? It provides a secure and private way to transmit personal health data #notBitcoin #realUseCaseForBlockchain @MIT

For the past several months, Nasr has led a team working on several proofs of concept based on blockchain technology, with an eye toward building real applications next year. Most are geared toward better public health surveillance, which could include using a blockchain to more efficiently manage data during a crisis or to better track opioid abuse.

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WHY IT MATTERS: bitcoin fraud, price volatility and other hacks have given bad press to the blockchain – the technology behind the bitcoin – when in fact it is the real revolution. Here is a very good use case for this new technology: using blockchain to send personal, private, confidential health information in a secure and protected way for the good of man kind.

Farid Mheir