Banks large and small in Japan will try out the technology underlying the digital currency bitcoin for such services as money transfers under the auspices of a trade group. The Japanese Bankers Association will build a platform by the end of 2017 for major and regional banks to run the blockchain tests together.
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Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are looking at ways to manage population health and disaster response by putting data collection and analysis operations on a blockchain-based ledger to enhance data transparency and accuracy.
CDC and European Giant Tieto Take Blockchain into Healthcare
TechCrunch - Jonathan Shieber
The MediLedger Project is using blockchain technology to track and trace prescription medicines, in order to demonstrate the potential for preventing counterfeit medicines from entering the pharmaceutical supply chain.
Blockchain IoT Firm Chronicled Creates MediLedger Project to Safeguard Pharmaceuticals
International Business Times UK - Ian Allison