Article: The Future of Work is Decentralized and Decent

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The Future of Work is Decentralized and Decent

For decades, holding a “full-time job” with one employer has been the norm in developed economies. Increasingly, those norms are changing. A new generation of young adults entering the global workforce, the aftermath of COVID-19, and numerous other factors have spurred accelerated growth in one specific segment of the economy: independent workers.

More than one-third of U.S. workers (about 56 million total) participate in the gig economy, either as their primary or secondary jobs. Additionally, 4.33 million people in the United Kingdom were self-employed in the first months of 2021.

Beyond those raw stats, we can see the proliferation of freelancing and gig work through the emergence and rapid growth of major gig economy employers, including Uber, Lyft, Turo, Upwork, and Fiverr.

Blockchain now stands poised to take self-employed workers to the next level, with Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) leading the way.

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Article: Blockchain, telehealth promise more efficiency as healthcare looks to bounce back from COVID-19

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Blockchain, telehealth promise more efficiency as healthcare looks to bounce back from COVID-19

Blockchain in particular, with its notion of a distributed ledger, allows a level of interoperability that doesn’t yet exist in any wide-scale form. Interoperability – the ability for disparate electronic health records systems to communicate with one another – has long been seen as a holy grail in healthcare.

Realizing that goal will bring a heightened level of efficiency to the system, from payment mechanisms to the ability of patients to get data and services in real time.

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Article: Blockchain Could Be the Answer to Online Privacy Concerns

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Blockchain Could Be the Answer to Online Privacy Concerns

Consumers are rapidly becoming aware of their data rights — or lack thereof — in the wake of numerous data breaches and social media companies selling their information. Meanwhile, companies like Apple and others are making privacy a stated goal for their customers. How can businesses walk the tightrope between using critical customer data and protecting their privacy? Emerging privacy technologies like blockchain and confidential computing provide an ideal solution.

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