BlackBerry Launches Blockchain-Backed Platform To Support Healthcare Services

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Software company and former smartphone manufacturer, BlackBerry partners with technology firm ONEBIO in order to develop a blockchain-backed “ultra-secure” ecosystem. Focussed on the healthcare field, the system is designed for the storage and sharing of medical data.

According to a press release published Oct. 4, the data can be supplied by patients, laboratories, and the Internet of Things (IoT) biometric devices. Once the data is received it will further be anonymized and shared with researchers. John Chen, the BlackBerry CEO  stated:

“We are applying our expertise in security, data privacy, and communication work in regulated industries such as automotive, financial services, and government to tackle one of the biggest challenges in the healthcare industry: leveraging healthc...

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The Best City Of The World To Spend Cryptocurrencies Is Prague

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Ever wondered which would be the best city to freely spend your bitcoins? Well, we have an answer to your query, its Prague. The capital and largest city in the Czech Republic has around 154 venues including bars, restaurants, hotels, cinemas, and attractions, which now accept Bitcoin as a method of payment, additionally 12 ATMs in the city dispense real cash from virtual money accounts.

Prague is also home to Bitcoin Coffee, a café in the world as it accepts only cryptocurrencies as a form of payment. The café also pose as a co-working space and accepts Bitcoins, Litecoins or the Monero virtual currencies; no fiat currency.  Next up is BioOko, a Bitcoin-friendly movie theatre that enables the consumers to withdraw either virtual or fiat money via a special ATM machine.

Then there is  P...

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A Fundstrat Survey Suggests That Institutions Favor Bitcoin More Than Retail Investors

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When it comes to Bitcoin bullishness, it is often considered that the retail investors lead the path and institutions maintain a cautiousness. However, a new survey conducted by Fundstrat, the Wall Street strategy firm points toward a different conclusion, that once institutional investors set their eyes on bitcoin, they can be more bullish than their retail investors.

Fundstrat took to Twitter with a six-question poll to gauge the sentiment among retail cryptocurrency investors, a same set of questions was given to institutional investors at a private dinner. On Thursday, the firm published its finding.

Institutions Bullish over Bitcoin

While both institutional and retail investors believed that bitcoin price had bottomed, the former came out marginally confident by a 10 percent margi...

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