A decentralized health insurance co-op could be setup with the mission of providing health coverage to its members. It would operate similar to a non-profit where the focus is on the members and not shareholders. The co-op would use a blockchain as its data structure and each user would run a node with software that would allow then to submit claims, payments and vote.
The University of Nicosia uses the Bitcoin blockchain to verify the authenticity of certificates that have been awarded. To verify my certificate, you will need the following three links:
Jesse Clark’s Certificate
List of valid certificate hashes
How do verify that the certificate is valid
Compute and verify the hash of my certificate above. It will be:
I am taking an online class through the University of Nicosia in digital currencies and covers Bitcoin and the Blockchain. It is a free MOOC and can also be used as credit towards their Masters in Computer Science.
During the Live Q&A section on October 3rd, 2016, there was a question about the timing between blocks being mined. […]
Use of Blockchain for Monitoring, Identification and Notification of Population Health Trends and Outbreaks
In July 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services put out a call for whitepapers about using the blockchain in health care. I had used the Bitcoin blockchain but hadn’t considered how the blockchain could be used outside of a ledger system.
The blockchain as a health database could be used to log and identify patient records in […]