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Gem’s founder and CEO, Micah Winkelspecht, is bullish about blockchain and the potential to improve healthcare outcomes. A visionary who founded Gem in 2014, Winkelspecht launched Gem as a blockchain application platform to transform the way companies and industries connect to solve impossible problems. Gem is one of the few blockchain companies strategically positioned to accelerate healthcare outcomes, grounded by a foundational application platform.
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Gem , a blockchain application platform announced that it has taken up the role of title sponsorship for a first-of-its-kind conference ‘Distributed: Health’ that will explore the edge of blockchain innovation in the healthcare industry.
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If there is already a market and a trusted intermediary, there isn’t as much to be gained by creating a network that looks exactly the same but with replacing the intermediary, as the intermediary often does more than just pass data. However, there isn’t a clear intermediary in all circumstances that would benefit from one. These circumstances tend to include peer to peer transactions where all the participants do not 100% trust each other, for instance, in trade finance. This creates a marketplace like mechanism, without the need for an intermediary while requiring a high level of trust. Implementing a blockchain in this model is then much cheaper, faster and less cumbersome than setting up a new intermediary.
Here are 119 entrepreneurs in the healthcare space who are innovating in the medical, IT, consumer and medical professional fields.
Healthcare is widely recognized among global leaders as a key policy issue. Yet health information and medical records technologies which are pivotal to the access and delivery of quality, cost-effective care to millions across the globe remain mired in a slow state of advancement. This inadequacy has sparked questions about the potential role of blockchain technology as a digital record-keeping system, all with the hopes of accelerating the progress of electronic medical records (EMR) innovation.
We live in a time in which technology is exponentially growing and beginning to play a role in our economy. Cryptocurrency is becoming more and more popular yet some are skeptical about the overall security of money you can’t physically see or hold. I had the opportunity to learn more from the CEO of Gem, Micah Winkelspecht, who discusses how he introduced Gem to Bitcoin developers “enabling them to create wallets based on multisignatures.” They hope to grow the idea of cryptocurrency by developing tools useful to the community and introducing an “unparalleled security model.”
Gem, a blockchain platform service provider, has closed $7.1 million in series A funding which it says it will use to promote its technology across a number of industries. The funding round was led by Pelion Venture Partners, with participation from KEC Ventures, Blockchain Capital, Digital Currency Group, RRE Ventures and more.