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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Blockchain technology holds great potential for overcoming trust and other issues in the sharing of clinical and financial data in health care, and new evidence is emerging that practicable uses for blockchain are closer than many health IT and security professionals currently believe.
Blockchain for Health Care – Closer Than We Think?
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A research project by NASA is investigating the use of Ethereum-based smart contracts to help spacecraft ‘think on their own’ and avoid collisions by detecting and avoiding floating space debris. In addition to automating spacecraft maneuvers, NASA hopes to develop a decentralized, secure, and cognitive networking and computing infrastructure for deep space exploration, leveraging blockchain technology’s consensus protocols to improve infrastructure resilience.
NASA Testing Ethereum Blockchain to Automate Spacecraft
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