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US Health Care Companies Begin Exploring Blockchain Technologies

US Health Care Companies Begin Exploring Blockchain Technologies The sprawling US health care industry has trouble managing patient information: Every doctor, medical office, hospital, pharmacy, therapist and insurance company needs different pieces of data to properly care for patients. These records are scattered all over on each business’s computers—and some no doubt in filing cabinets…
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US Health Care Companies Begin Exploring Blockchain Technologies

US Health Care Companies Begin Exploring Blockchain Technologies The sprawling US health care industry has trouble managing patient information: Every doctor, medical office, hospital, pharmacy, therapist and insurance company needs different pieces of data to properly care for patients. These records are scattered all over on each business’s computers—and some no doubt in filing cabinets…
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The 4 Tools Making Capital More Abundant Than It’s Ever Been

The 4 Tools Making Capital More Abundant Than It’s Ever Been Nothing accelerates technological innovation like cash. Lots and lots of cash. More bucks means more Buck Rogers. More cash means more people building, experimenting, failing, and eventually driving breakthroughs. In December 2017, I wrote about the abundance of capital accumulating around the world. We’ve…
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IBM’s New Computer Is the Size of a Grain of Salt and Costs Less Than 10 Cents

IBM’s New Computer Is the Size of a Grain of Salt and Costs Less Than 10 Cents The miniaturization of electronics has been progressing steadily for decades, but IBM just took a major leap. The company has created what it’s calling the world’s smallest computer, and it’s the size of a grain of salt. The 1…
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How Blockchain Is Helping Democratize Access to Credit

How Blockchain Is Helping Democratize Access to Credit Inclusive and sustainable economic growth is goal 8 on the UN’s list of 17 sustainable development goals to be accomplished by 2030. Goal 8’s description emphasizes job creation, but acknowledges the fact that there’s a lot more to escaping poverty than simply being employed. Lack of financial…
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This Startup Is Dreaming of a Global Brain on Blockchain

This Startup Is Dreaming of a Global Brain on Blockchain Artificial intelligence is one of the most celebrated and hyped concepts today. From science fiction to the nightly news, AI has been making record headlines, whether it will become the most dangerous technology around or the one most likely to save humanity. And it isn’t…
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How Swarm Intelligence Is Making Simple Tech Much Smarter

How Swarm Intelligence Is Making Simple Tech Much Smarter As a group, simple creatures following simple rules can display a surprising amount of complexity, efficiency, and even creativity. Known as swarm intelligence, this trait is found throughout nature, but researchers have recently begun using it to transform various fields such as robotics, data mining, medicine,…
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Let’s Talk About Bitcoin’s Insane Energy Consumption

Let’s Talk About Bitcoin’s Insane Energy Consumption Cryptocurrency fever is heating up. Even the less-than-legitimate websites that hawk opportunities to buy the latest coin are struggling to keep up with its price. Whatever societal or technological value blockchain technology may have in the long run, it’s hard to deny that the market is filled with…
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There Are Over 1,000 Alternatives to Bitcoin You’ve Never Heard Of

There Are Over 1,000 Alternatives to Bitcoin You’ve Never Heard Of Bitcoin gets all the attention, especially since it recently rocketed towards $20,000. But many other cryptocurrencies exist, and more are being created at an accelerating rate. A quick look at coinmarketcap.com shows over 1,400 alternatives to Bitcoin (as of this writing), with a combined…
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9 Ways You Can Use Your Devices for Advanced Scientific Research

9 Ways You Can Use Your Devices for Advanced Scientific Research Want to help solve world problems like finding a cure for cancer? Looking to make a global impact in 2018 with minimal effort on your part? It’s relatively easy to use your devices for scientific research by donating processing power from your various smart…
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