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Second Annual Healthcare Blockchain Summit To Be Held on June 11-12 in Boston

The Second Annual Healthcare Blockchain Summit, organized by The Center for Business Innovation (TCBI) and Krysalis Labs, will be held in Boston on June 11-12, 2018. Blockchain technology is poised to transform healthcare services and business models. Summit attendees will learn how to implement pilot projects and applications that improve quality, reduce the cost of…

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The Second Annual Healthcare Blockchain Summit, organized by The Center for Business Innovation (TCBI) and Krysalis Labs, will be held in Boston on June 11-12, 2018. Blockchain technology is poised to transform healthcare services and business models. Summit attendees will learn how to implement pilot projects and applications that improve quality, reduce the cost of healthcare services and clinical trials, promote interoperability, enhance security and enable vastly extended capabilities for tracking patient behaviors and integrating care in increasingly complex provider networks. The audience for the Summit includes healthcare providers, payers, technology companies, financiers, universities and government agencies.

Key topics to be covered include:

    • Blockchain innovation in healthcare services and its role in facilitating care coordination, patient engagement and population health management
    • How blockchain technologies can be used to promote payer provider collaboration
    • Regulation and standards for blockchain
    • An organizing framework to understand the continuum of centralization/decentralization options in healthcare that are available through the use of blockchain technologies
    • Strategies for accelerating the development of a blockchain ecosystem
    • Blockchain applications for privacy and security
    • Using blockchain to facilitate health information exchange and interoperability
    • Blockchain applications for healthcare data management
    • Blockchain and AI/machine learning
    • Blockchain applications for health science research
  • The current state and future direction of initial coin offerings

The Summit features over 40 speakers, including:

John Bass, Founder & CEO, Hashed Health

Christian Catalini, PhD, Fred Kayne (1960) Career Development Professor of Entrepreneurship & Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management, MIT Sloan School of Management

Kyle Culver, Solution Architect, Humana

Aymen Elfiky, MD, MSc, MBA, Instructor, Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Instructor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Lorraine Frias, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives – Blockchain, Advanced Technology Collaborative, Optum
Gary L. Gottlieb, MD, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Partners In Health & Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
John D. Halamka, MD, MS, Chief Information Officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center & Chief Information Officer and Dean for Technology, Harvard Medical School

  • Vince Kuraitis JD, MBA, Principal, Better Health Technologies, LLC
  • John Moore, Founder & Managing Partner, Chilmark Research
  • Susan Ramonat, Founder & CEO, Spiritus Partners
  • Jody Ranck, DrPH, CEO, Krysalis Labs & Executive Vice President of Strategy, Ram Group
  • Neil Wasserman, PhD, Managing Partner, Timewave Analytics & Adjunct Professor, Computer Science, George Washington University

For additional information on the Summit and to register, please visit: http://tcbi.org/hcblockchainplatform/

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Did Satoshi choose to publish Bitcoin’s whitepaper on Halloween as another Easter egg?

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Satoshi Nakamoto announced the Bitcoin whitepaper on a cryptography mailing list on Halloween 2008. It could be the case that this was a meaningless coincidence, but when we take into account the meticulous planning behind Bitcoin’s launch party, the chosen date begins to look more meaningful.

Halloween is the carnival time, a ritual day when one can pretend to be someone or something else, whether a comic book superhero like Batman or Superman, or another eternally popular choice for Halloween, a Ghost — a spirit, much like Satoshi, that is neither dead nor alive. 

The carnival tradition goes back hundreds, even thousands of years, and there is no more apt day for the creator of Bitcoin to reveal the persona of Satoshi Nakamoto than Halloween.

“The mystery and the paradox of it”

Whoever created the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, they likely came from the cypherpunk community, a variegated bunch that was united by a common goal of using cryptography to curtail the reach of the Hobbesian Leviathan. The word “cryptography” is made up of the two Ancient Greek words, which when combined, mean something like “hidden writing” or “secret writing”. The early spirit of the cypherpunks is summed up best by none other than Hal Finney in his famous “farewell” post on Bitcointalk:

“Fast forward to late 2008 and the announcement of Bitcoin. I’ve noticed that cryptographic graybeards (I was in my mid 50’s) tend to get cynical. I was more idealistic; I have always loved crypto, the mystery and the paradox of it.”

Finney was the first person, outside of Satoshi, to run Bitcoin; he was the recipient of the first Bitcoin transaction as well. His early involvement in Bitcoin and prior experience in programming has led many to believe that he was Satoshi. Had Finney been involved in the creation of Bitcoin, then for the lover of “mystery and paradox” named “Hal”, revealing the project to the world on Halloween might have had additional meaning.

Things are not as they appear to be when it comes Bitcoin’s launch

For Satoshi Nakamoto, the creation of a decentralized electronic currency that was beyond the purview of any government was an ideologically driven endeavor imbued with symbolism and ceremony. The coinbase transaction of the genesis block contained a quote from an English newspaper, The Times, that many believe was a political commentary on the failings of the contemporary financial system:

“The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks”.

The quote has also acted as a watermark, a timestamp that certifies that the Bitcoin network was started on Jan 3, 2020. This is a generally accepted start date for the Bitcoin blockchain. Yet, it may not be true. It is true that it could not have been created before that date, but the quote does not prove that the network was born on that date. The first block (the genesis block was block zero) was mined on Jan 8, five days later. This was likely the day when the Bitcoin network went live. Satoshi backdated the ultimate timestamping service in order to make a political statement.

FDR and the birth of Satoshi Nakamoto

Satoshi’s profile on the Foundation for Peer to Peer Alternatives, or P2P Foundation, listed his birthday as April 5, 1975. Some have drawn attention to the fact that on April 5, 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 6102 forbidding the hoarding of gold, which limited an individual’s ability to own gold. During the Great Depression, the population looked to gold as the ultimate safe-haven asset at the time of great uncertainty. The recent horrors of German hyperinflation were still fresh on everyone’s mind. Up until then, the U.S. dollar was backed up with gold, the government needed to have more gold reserves to print more dollars, thus it believed that the hoarding of gold was hampering economic growth.

Nonetheless, the same year, the United States was forced to abandon the gold standard. Roosevelt’s order was eventually repealed by President Gerald Ford, the bill went into effect on Dec 31, 1974. Hence, some have suggested — the birth year of Satoshi Nakamoto — 1975, the first year the Americans regained the right to hoard gold.

Bitcoin keeps on trick-or-treating the world

Satoshi has done a wonderful job of creating an anonymous alter ego. Twelve years later no one has been able to unmask his Halloween disguise. In a world where seemingly the answer to any mystery, the solution to any paradox, is within a few clicks of a mouse, creating an impenetrable anon had to take wit and meticulous planning. Satoshi was always careful as to leave scant traceable personal clues in his writing.

Satoshi’s last post on Bitcointalk came on Dec 12, 2010, in his penultimate post from the day before, he famously lamented about the attention Bitcoin was getting from the WikiLeaks association:

“It would have been nice to get this attention in any other context. WikiLeaks has kicked the hornet’s nest, and the swarm is headed towards us.”

Soon after that he withdrew from public life. Yet when the world was besieging befuddled Dorian Nakamoto, Satoshi, perhaps moved by the remorse about a prank that went too far, posted a message on the P2P Foundation’s site:

“I am not Dorian Nakamoto.”

Trick-or-treating is one of Halloween’s carnival customs where kids go door-to-door pleading for treats and threatening mischief if the adults fail to comply. As Bitcoin, paradoxically, turns 12, it appears the world has not yet decided how to deal with this mischievous urchin.

Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/did-satoshi-choose-to-publish-bitcoin-s-whitepaper-on-halloween-as-another-easter-egg

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Cardano, Algorand, Compound Price Analysis: 31 October

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Ethereum, the biggest of the altcoins, dropped beneath $400 and could signal further, marketwide losses while Bitcoin stayed well above $13,000. Cardano exhibited a bullish divergence, however, bearish momentum held sway and only a bounce can be expected before a move to the downside. Algorand was in a short-term rally that was likely to fade in the coming days, while Compound reclaimed an important level but promptly lost the same.

Cardano [ADA]

Cardano, Algorand, Compound Price Analysis: 31 October

Source: ADA/USDT on TradingView

ADA closed beneath a descending channel (yellow) and also lost a level of support at $0.101. A divergence between the price and momentum indicator, RSI, is highlighted in white. This bullish divergence saw the price bounce off the $0.092 level, and further upside could be possible.

Yet the outlook for the asset remained bearish, and the most recent bounce could reach as high as $0.096 before another drop.

In other news, Cardano rolled out a Goguen release roadmap and demonstrated the ERC20 token converter, allowing tokens on Ethereum to port onto Cardano.

Algorand [ALGO]

Cardano, Algorand, Compound Price Analysis: 31 October

Source: ALGO/USD on TradingView

Algorand has been bearish in the past week and registered steady losses. The MACD agreed and had signaled ‘sell’ in the same time period.

The most recent trading sessions saw the MACD form a bullish crossover. It was a weak buy signal and could precipitate a bounce as high as $0.25. However, the momentum remained to the downside for ALGO.

Compound [COMP]

Cardano, Algorand, Compound Price Analysis: 31 October

Source: COMP/USDT on TradingView

Compound lost a level of support at $104 last week and dipped as low as $93 before the bulls mounted a comeback. This surge saw COMP spike as high as $120 even as the rest of the market bled.

However, this was followed by successive sessions where the asset posted losses and was trading at $90 at press time.

Yet, the OBV showed that the buying volume in the past few days outweighed the selling volume. This bullish divergence indicated that COMP might be able to reclaim the psychological $100 once more.

Compound remains the fourth largest DeFi asset with $1.06 billion in TVL but it remains to be seen if COMP can recover once more.

Source: https://eng.ambcrypto.com/cardano-algorand-compound-price-analysis-31-october

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Is the rise in Bitcoin TXN fee by 540% a cause for concern?

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Bitcoin fees are soaring again, reaching a level of $12.71 as of yesterday. The recent spike in fees has been particularly steep over the past few days, with the current level reflecting a 540.3% increase.

Source: Ycharts

Average fees can spike when there is congestion in the network, which currently seems to be the case. Unconfirmed transactions are now at January 2018 levels, with over 150,000 transactions pending at the moment.

People have complained about transactions that are ‘stuck’ for several days on multiple forums. Some have tried to resolve this issue by RBF (replace-by-fee) which essentially replaces the existing transaction with a new one attached to a higher fee.

Many have speculated that this current scenario is similar to the 2017 Crypto boom, which saw fees reach levels of nearly $60.

However, data suggests that there has been no abnormal spike in the number of transactions per day.

Moreover, the congestion in 2017 was before the SegWit implementation, which resolved most of the congestion issues. Additionally, Bitcoin searches on Google Trends are much below the December 2017 peak suggesting a lack of increased retail interest.

The most likely scenario to explain this spike in fees is the massive drop in hashrate caused by a slowdown in Chinese Mining operations.

The scenario is very likely to improve within the next few days, which is when the next difficulty adjustment is scheduled to take place.

With each halving, and thereby, reduction of block rewards, miners will only be able to pay for security with fees. Bitcoin has a small block size and can thus accommodate only a small amount of high fee transactions.

If this is indeed the beginning of a bull run, then transactions are about to get very expensive.

Source: https://eng.ambcrypto.com/bitcoin-txn-fee-by-540

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