Article: 5 Ways DeFi Can Revolutionize the Healthcare Industry

Open Health, Procedures (Medical)

5 Ways DeFi Can Revolutionize the Healthcare Industry

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the recent growth of the decentralized finance (DeFi) market could change the game for the healthcare industry. Let’s explore several examples.

With regards to medical device financing and leasing, currently, no one is offering a global solution — no government agencies, banks, or insurers. As healthcare systems around the world struggle to cope with the challenges inflicted and exacerbated as a result of COVID-19, it is clear there is a real need to change the process around medical equipment leasing and financing.

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Article: UN Working Paper on Blockchain Empowerment of Global Communities

Money, Open Governance

UN Working Paper on Blockchain Empowerment of Global Communities

More and more high profile financial and political institutions are taking notice of the blockchain technology of distributed ledgers, starting internal investigations and issuing position papers.

In January, Bitcoin Magazinereported that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released a paper titled “Virtual Currencies and Beyond: Initial Considerations” at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Similar papers have been issued by other mainstream institutions.

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Article: Owning Is the New Sharing

Access, Open Decision-Support, Open Source

Owning Is the New Sharing

One chilly morning last winter, I reconnected with an old friend, Joel Dietz, on a video chat. We hadn’t seen each other for years, and we’d each had several starts and stops in our lives since.

He began telling me about his latest undertaking, Evergreen, a digital currency system that he described as “organic” and “without additives.” I was doing all I could to understand it, and he was struggling to fund it in a way that suited his vision. He needed money, and quickly, but he didn’t want to sabotage his ideals in the process.

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