Bitfury Group, Longenesis Blockchain Medical Data Marketplace Team up on a New ExonumTM Project
The Bitfury Group and the Longenesis blockchain medical data marketplace are teaming up on a new project. The duo have started work on a consent management system that will be based on blockchain, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph.
The new system, which is targeted towards the healthcare industry, will aim to tackle issues pertaining to user consent for research projects. It will also help ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA).
Information related to user consent will be recorded on the ExonumTM blockchain. All data will come with a timestamp to streamline future auditing processes. The system will purportedly be used as a supplement to current digital systems, or it can be deployed as a full data-management solution.
The announcement comes amid a busy few months for Bitfury. Roger Ver recently accused the company of spying on user transactions and selling information. According to Ver, Bitfury maintained a low block size limit and was advocating different tools and polices that stood against user digital asset privacy.
Back on the medical front, Bitfury teamed up with Medical Diagnostic Web in February to build a medical imaging ecosystem that had a basis in blockchain. The idea was to create a system to share, maintain, and secure information like CT scans and x-rays.
Across the world, medical institutions and academics have taken an interest in blockchain for a variety of purposes. A group from the University of California, San Francisco proposed a blockchain-based system for sharing medical information.
According to Cointelegraph, the solution intends to make collected clinical data more trustworthy by boosting the ability to trace information.