Blockchain

How much do you know about your medical identity? You know you’re generally in good health. You know your height and your weight. You know if you have any chronic conditions. But can you remember how many tetanus shots you’ve had? Do you know which...

For Silicon Valley, the headline was sweet nectar: Google DeepMind, the world’s hottest artificial intelligence lab, embraces the blockchain, the endlessly fascinating idea at the heart of the bitcoin digital currency. But the buzzwords bely the reality. The lab’s re-imagining of the blockchain has very little...

Blockchain technology, a type of database system that enables multiple parties to share access to the same data with a high level of confidence and security, could reduce infrastructure costs for eight of the world’s 10 largest investment banks by an average of 30 percent...

IBM Watson Health and the FDA announced on Wednesday that they would work together on an initiative to create a secure, efficient and scalable exchange of health data using blockchain technology. The technology giant and the federal agency will explore the exchange of data from sources,...

Blockchain, smart contracts, and predictive analytics are among the financial service technologies reshaping the ways transactions are conducted and customers are served. With a rash of startups threatening to disrupt legacy operations, organizations of all sizes are turning to the latest technologies to improve their...

The Department of Homeland Security has stepped up its research and investment into blockchain technologies, as it searches for ways to make the government more secure, accountable, and autonomous. Public interest in the blockchain from the DHS started in December last year, when it...

A well-known former JPMorgan Chase executive, Blythe Masters, has raised $52 million from several big banks for a start-up built on the technology underlying the Bitcoin virtual currency. The start-up Digital Asset Holdings, based in New York, said on Thursday afternoon that it had raised the...