Article: Blockchain as ‘TechQuity’: How tech solutions have the power to help the homeless

Blockchain, Civil Society, Innovation

Blockchain as ‘TechQuity’: How tech solutions have the power to help the homeless

Mercer and co-author Anjum Khurshid, M.D., Ph.D., say blockchain holds great potential as “techQuity”– technology that provides innovative solutions to advance health equity. Blockchain is a decentralized, digital ledger system that uses encryption to share information or transactions across a network of computers. Once verified, each “block” of new information is linked to the existing block, creating a chain of secure data that a person can access anytime, anywhere.

“The architecture of blockchain technology makes it a unique solution for managing identities of vulnerable people, allowing them to secure their information and control when and where that data gets shared,” said Khurshid, director of data integration in Dell Med’s Department of Population Health. “For instance, if you need to prove you’re over 18 years old, that information can be validated through blockchain without having to share your driver’s license.”

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Article: History Can Teach Us What’s Next for DeFi

Blockchain, Decentralized Internet

History Can Teach Us What’s Next for DeFi

All of this has echos of Bitcoin’s rise to the mainstream. From obscure platforms used by a tiny minority to an explosion in popularity, following by increasing interest from first-movers willing to take a chance. If the cycle holds firm, the next wave will be inflow from firms outside of the cryptocurrency space. This will be followed by a full-on integration of DeFi into existing financial infrastructure, similar to what’s currently happening with Bitcoin. History often repeats itself, and if that happens with DeFi, then there’s never been a better time to get in on the ground.

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Article: How Austin is using blockchain to help the homeless

Blockchain, Governance

How Austin is using blockchain to help the homeless

A blockchain-based solution for homeless residents in Austin is currently being developed.

Austin is also exploring the use of 3D printing to tackle homelessness. Local startup Icon has begun 3D printing homes at Community First!, a 51-acre development that aims to eventually house 40 percent of Austin’s homeless population.

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Article: 4 Ways DeFi Can Generate Passive Income

Blockchain

4 Ways DeFi Can Generate Passive Income

One of the beautiful things about decentralized finance (DeFi) is the opportunities it provides for earning a  and even managing payroll. Whether you choose to connect to DeFi apps, or dapps, via decentralized Web3.0 gateways or simply through regular web interfaces, many individuals and enterprises are now seeing the benefits of accessing alternative financial products and services.

Because of the decentralized nature of DeFi, participants can choose to interface with them through a variety of means, and the DeFi ecosystem is a large one growing new components every day.

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