Using blockchain technology for secure data exchange in healthcare


Blockchain can be thought of as a type of database that can be shared among any given number of users in a distributed and decentralised fashion, where no one person has control over it. — 123rf.com

Blockchain technology has featured prominently in the public imagination since the invention of Bitcoin by an unknown person or group of people going by the name Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008.

In fact, there is considerable confusion between blockchain technology and Bitcoin, with many thinking the two are the same.

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