Blockchain could be a win-win solution for patients, healthcare providers and pharmaceutical researchers. For the individual it could be a safe way to store and keep track of their personal data. For researchers it could house unlimited amounts of data, and therefore the promise of more well-rounded studies. And for healthcare providers it could be the key to identifying links between genetic traits and conditions much more rapidly. For now, it seems blockchain provides the ultimate solution.
Visa on Monday announced that it will now allow the use of cryptocurrency to settle transactions in its payment network. USD Coin — a stablecoin backed by the US dollar — will be used to settle transactions with Visa over the Ethereum blockchain, according to a release.
Visa is piloting the program with Crypto.com and said it plans to offer USDC settlement to more partners later this year.
Adventurers in what is perhaps the most lucrative and risky corner of the cryptocurrency world are starting to see a bit of a safety net.
In the past year, scores of investors big and small have poured billions into decentralized-finance applications that allow users to lend, borrow and trade crypto without intermediaries like banks. While the DeFi sector is booming, it has also been plagued by hacks, fraud and a copy-and-paste coding culture where a modified app can siphon away users from an established rival.
Social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and others are private companies, and they are able to censor what website users post when they deem it necessary.
While mostly all social media platforms prohibit things such as violence, hate speech, pornography, misinformation, and discrimination, there may be an unbalance when it comes to political views being shared on the internet.
Many conservative-learning internet users are convinced that tech company executives have a political bias that leans to the left.