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How Blockchain can Securely Retrieve Medical Records

For days I was looking for an answer to the question: How could blockchain technology be used to securely store millions of medical records given the fact that blockchains are inefficient as data stores because, by their very nature, all the data is replicated on every node across a network of nodes? This will

2019-02-28T17:22:22+03:00February 28th, 2019|Blockchain, Healthcare|0 Comments

Hands-On Understanding of Blockchain

Reading the title, most readers would have immediately felt that this article will be one more of the plethora of articles and presentations on Blockchain 101, so ubiquitously available on the Internet. Well, I spent a good part of a month reading almost all the white papers, presentations, research articles and watching YouTube videos on

2019-02-18T15:14:54+03:00February 18th, 2019|Blockchain|0 Comments

Ahmed Banafa: “The Blockchain Wave in 2019 and Beyond” Part-2

The following are some more important excerpts from his webinar on “The Blockchain Wave in 2019 and Beyond”. The first part was published some weeks ago. Blockchain Challenges The professor explained the major challenges for Blockchain adoption using the following infographic from 101blockchains.com: (A larger image is available here) In summary, the following are the main challenges

2019-02-18T11:41:01+03:00February 18th, 2019|AI, Blockchain, Cloud, IoT|0 Comments

Blockchain Adoption Challenges: As Viewed by the Experts

The infographic from PWC (Price Waterhouse Company) indicates what the respondents of a survey feel are the biggest barriers to blockchain adoption in their respective industries in the nest three to five years. Similarly, the following infographic from 101Blockchains.com lists the top 10 blockchain adoption challenges. A larger and more legible image of the

2019-02-16T20:36:07+03:00February 16th, 2019|Blockchain|0 Comments

Emerging Technologies: Their Role in Modernizing Saudi Arabia

Here-under is a very brief introduction of the most prominent emerging technologies,  their current penetration and future potential in the Kingdom IOT: There are giants playing in this field in Saudi already. For example, GE is big on Industrial IOT with their analytics platform (Predix) and sensors for healthcare machines. They are claiming their analytics

2019-02-08T22:54:48+03:00February 5th, 2019|AI, Blockchain, Cloud, IoT, Vision2030|0 Comments

Ahmed Banafa: “The Blockchain Wave in 2019 and Beyond” Part-1

One name that stands out among the many Blockchain gurus is that of Ahmed Banafa. Not only has he authored books like Secure and Smart Internet of Things (IoT): Using Blockchain and AI, he has now begun teaching a course on Blockchain in the reputed Stanford University, titled, An Introduction to Blockchain Technology and

2019-02-04T13:02:00+03:00February 3rd, 2019|Blockchain|0 Comments