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May 2, 2016
On protecting health information with the blockchain - IAPP

On protecting health information with the blockchain

The tech world is grappling with new reports that the so-called inventor of Bitcoin has finally been identified. An Australian national, Craig Wright told BBC News that he is the man previously known as Satoshi Nakamoto — an anonymous figure tech writers have been trying to identify for years. And though Bitcoin, and blockchain — the innovation that makes Bitcoin possible — is revolutionizing the financial world, it may have other practical and privacy-enhancing capabilities for other sectors as well. In this post for Privacy Tech, Anonos CEO Gary LaFever discusses how blockchain technology, when combined with other privacy-enhancing technology, can help protect sensitive health information while allowing for needed data flows for health care, research and more.
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