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Title: Blockchain & healthcare : will there be offspring?
Authors: Ellul, Ian C.
Keywords: Editorials
Blockchains (Databases)
Medical informatics
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Medical Portals Ltd.
Citation: Ellul, I. C. (2017). Blockchain & healthcare : will there be offspring? The Synapse : the Medical Professionals' Network, 16(5), 3.
Abstract: Blockchain technology was invented in 2009 as platform for cryptocurrencies (most of us are familiar with bitcoin). In essence, it is a generic tool to keep secure data in a decentralized encrypted ledger of transactions across a peer-to-peer network. With this network, participants may confirm transactions without the need for a centralized certifying body. So there is one shared secure ledger which is spread across a network of synchronized, replicated databases which are visible to anyone with access to the system.
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