A Potential Use Case for Blockchain Technology Outside of Bitcoin

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What is a potential use case for blockchain technology outside of Bitcoin? Listen to ARK’s Blockchain Products Lead, Chris Burniske, explain.

 
 

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One promising use case for blockchain technology outside of Bitcoin is in healthcare. Right now in the U.S. we spend $3 trillion dollars annually on healthcare; that’s almost 20% of our gross domestic product. What that means is for every five dollars we make, we spend nearly one dollar on healthcare. Part of the reason for this high cost of healthcare is inefficient data systems. For example, when you go to the doctor’s office you may have to fill out paperwork once, and then when you go to a different doctor’s office six months later you may have to fill out the exact same paperwork. Part of the reason for this is the data systems of these healthcare providers are siloed.

The way in which blockchain technology could be used is it could record pointers to all of this information in different databases that doctors could only access if they have the right permissions. Because of how a blockchain is structured, that data would remain secure, private, and impractical to tamper with, which would make doctors, patients, and insurance payers happy.

Originally published on ark-invest.com

 

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Frederick T. Pye

CHAIRMAN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & DIRECTOR

Frederick T. Pye is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of 3iQ Corp. He is also the Chairman and Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Mr. Pye is recognized for creating and promoting creative and unique investment products for the investment industry.

Mr. Pye has managed private client portfolios with Landry Investment Management and various other investment dealers. Prior to this Mr. Pye was Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of Argentum Management and Research Corporation, a company dedicated to managing and distributing quantitative investment portfolios including the first long-short mutual fund in Canada.

He was also Senior Vice-President and National Sales Manager of Fidelity Investments Canada and an integral part of the team that saw assets rise from $80 million to over $7.5 billion in assets under management during his tenure. He also held various positions with Guardian Trust Company, which listed the first Gold, Silver and Platinum Certificates on the Montreal Exchange.

Mr. Pye obtained a Masters in Business Administration from Concordia University.