With an estimated 20.4 billion Internet-connected devices expected by 2020, could the shortcomings of conventional IoT network implementations be overcome by leveraging blockchain technology to achieve greater security, reliability and trust?
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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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