For the past few years, there has been an increased interest in the world of ‘blockchain’. It can be overwhelming at times, with so many articles and blog posts on the extended use cases of the blockchain. In its original guise for Bitcoin and the underlying technology, blockchain was used to manage the transactions, but that was almost anarchistic in its ideology. However, the idea of a digital currency took off in the following years, and Bitcoin wannabes, or altcoins, such as Litecoin and Ripple, appeared.
In this session, we will cut through the hype and go back to the basics--what is the blockchain? How will it impact certain industries – specifically healthcare and financial services? And, what, if any, security and privacy implications are there for blockchain adopters?