Half of health orgs working on blockchain? PwC says it’s true

Blockchain has gained more traction than it might appear. That’s the top takeaway from a new PwC report, whose most telling statistic is that 49 percent of global healthcare companies are already undertaking blockchain initiatives. WHY IT MATTERS That finding might be something of a surprise, but PwC is not alone in saying that blockchain […]

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Top blockchain career opportunities in healthcare

Open blockchain jobs are on the rise. In fact, according to a Glassdoor report, the number of unique jobs related to blockchain rose from 446 in August 2017 to 1,775 for the same month this year. That’s an eye-popping 300 percent. Not bad for a new technology.  WHY IT MATTERS When blockchain does become widespread […]

With venture funding aplenty, numerous blockchain applications have been developed and many more are in the works. Here, a computer programmer sets up a mining rig to mine for bitcoin.

How much do blockchain engineers make?

The value of cryptocurrencies might be down in the dumps, but demand for blockchain engineers has never been higher. Blockchain engineers are making between $150,000 and $175,000 on average, according to global stats provided to CNBC by Hired, a San Francisco firm that helps clients recruit tech candidates. That’s quite a premium over the $135,000 […]

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Amazon Web Services now hosting Change Healthcare’s blockchain tech in the cloud

Change Healthcare on Tuesday said that its blockchain-enabled Intelligent Healthcare Network will be available on Amazon Web Services. Change’s network enables blockchain technologies for more secure and efficient financial transactions throughout the claims process. Hospitals and health insurance companies can use the cloud service to track the status of claims submissions and remittances. They will […]

John O'Rourke (right) CEO of Riot Blockchain after a shareholders meeting in Oklahoma City on May 9, 2018.

Riot BlockChain CEO John O’Rourke out in wake of unrelated SEC charges

The CEO and chairman of Riot BlockChain has resigned in the wake of unrelated charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against him for alleged fraud in connection with other companies. John O’Rourke who has been the company’s CEO since November 3, has been replaced by Chris Ensey and the new chairman of […]