Blockchain & Healthcare

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November 22, 2018

Blockchain & Healthcare

A look at how the trends emerging from blockchain's technology landscape could apply to solving key healthcare challenges. Delivered at 2018 at Chelsea Football Club, London.



November 22, 2018


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    • Trust in healthcare • A (quick) intro to blockchain

    • Cryptoeconomic disruptors • Exploring blockchain projects • Trends and predictions • Next steps for you • A disclaimer Slides on What will you get from this talk? @dcentagency
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    "It is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest, that

    holds human associations together." H. L. Mencken Trust in healthcare @dcentagency
  3. 6. @dcentagency Trust in healthcare Autism, inflammatory bowel disease, and

    MMR vaccine
  4. 7. @dcentagency Trust in healthcare AIDS was manufactured at Fort

    Detrick by genetic engineers
  5. 8. @dcentagency Trust in healthcare NHS targets may have led

    to 1,200 deaths’ in Mid-Staffordshire. ave-led-to-1200-deaths-in-Mid-Staffordshire.html
  6. 9. @dcentagency Trust in healthcare The fluoride wars: how a

    modest public health measure became America's longest running political melodrama.
  7. 10. @dcentagency Trust in healthcare They’re turning the frogs gay

    aka the big pharma conspiracy gy-behind-internet-conspiracy
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    "This is the existential challenge of our times….taking the informed

    risk to join the battle for truth so that facts triumph over fears." Edelman Trust Barometer 2018 Trust in healthcare @dcentagency
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    Blockchains - decentralised ledger technology, consensus by algorithm, smart contracts

    Smart contracts - programmable agreements, execute on the blockchain as conditions are met Cryptocurrencies - decentralised currencies based on cryptography Coins/tokens - digital representations of an intrinsic or physical assets tracked on a blockchain Oracles - trusted authorities, involved in smart contracts dApps - decentralised apps which use the blockchain itself as their operating system @dcentagency Key terms
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    “Cryptoeconomics refers to the combinations of cryptography, computer networks and

    game theory which provide secure systems exhibiting some set of economic dis/incentives.” Cryptoeconomics @dcentagency
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    1. Identity and personal data Users manage their own identity

    and control the data they share. Cryptoeconomics @dcentagency
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    2. Internet money Tokens used to transfer value between system

    participants. Cryptoeconomics @dcentagency
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    3. Networks and relationships Increased transparency, shared data and game

    theory create new organisations. Cryptoeconomics @dcentagency
  14. 20. @dcentagency Basic Attention Token works hand-in-hand with the Brave

    browser to monetise content, protect privacy and reward users for consuming ads. Illuminating transactions
  15. 21. @dcentagency An open source project donated by IBM (and

    others) to the Hyperledger Foundation (part of the Linux foundation). A bundle of permissioned blockchains and related tools - high performance out of the box (~5k TPS). In use/trials by enterprise e.g. IBM and Walmart for food safety and EverLedger for diamond tracking. Enterprise data sharing
  16. 22. @dcentagency Wave is a Barclays accelerator-backed trade finance project

    that allows for instant document exchange and accelerated/automated remittance of finance along supply chains. Economic inefficiency
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    The blockchain is only as useful as the quality of

    the data within it. The concept behind Riddle & Code is to have silicon-level fingerprinting so that devices can be trusted at an individual level as a foundation upon which to build trust about data contributors. @dcentagency Trusted IoT data
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    Blockchain without the blockchain A smart energy platform that combines:

    • Smart energy hub (IoT) • Energy use insights (AI) • Trade energy with neighbours (Blockchain) All the consumer sees is reduced bills and helpful tips. @dcentagency Better experience
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    Trends and predictions @dcentagency We’ll be able to design

    a healthcare system that optimises for the outcomes we want
  22. 34. @dcentagency • Read more about these projects (slides are

    on with onward links) • Take the free HyperLedger course: • Learn about blockchain, cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technologies • Read for a good read and look at the web today • Book a free briefing with me by emailing Next steps
  23. 35. @dcentagency DISCLAIMER: Blockchain isn't the right fit for everything

    and you need to do your own research. This is not financial advice. This presentation includes content published from countries all over the world. Persons who access it, agree to do so in accordance with their local laws. All opinions expressed by this author or others are solely the opinion of that individual, and should not be viewed as an endorsement or investment advice. You should not treat any opinion expressed here as a specific inducement to make a particular investment, or follow a particular strategy, but only as an expression of that individual’s opinion. Statements and opinions are subject to change without notice. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Dcent does not guarantee any specific outcome or profit. You should be aware of the real risk of loss in following any strategy or investment discussed. Strategies or investments discussed may fluctuate in price or value. Investors may get back less than invested. Investments or strategies mentioned may not be suitable for you. The material discussed here does not take into account your particular investment objectives, financial situation or needs, and is not intended as recommendations appropriate for you. You must make an independent decision regarding investments or strategies mentioned. Before acting on information on this presentation, you should consider whether it is suitable for your particular circumstances, and strongly consider seeking advice from your own financial or investment adviser.