Anything that comes out of MIT with Chinese connections gets me really excited and bullish. I powerfully believe it’s the youngest brightest minds of today that will be the leaders of tomorrow.
We know that healthcare and blockchain are collaborating, but what if you could help build the future? This is really putting MIT on the map for blockchain on another level.
BlockTEST is starting a hackathon called HealthChainHack that will be a two-month-long global online competition that will help connect entrepreneurs from the blockchain and healthcare industries. It begins on the 22nd of September 2018, though the hackathon registrations will remain open until the 10th of November.
In an age of rapid blockchain adoption, there’s never been such a need for an Intelligent testnet and data analytics for the world’s blockchain technologies.
In this light, BlockTEST is a blockchain-as-a-service where credible technology progression and adoption can be validated and connected with real value investing. This is where connecting the dots through a hackathon turns software into new industry realities.
With a total prize pool of over $262,000 including access to Google Startup Program, and 3 months free of Z-park incubation, HealthChainHack is an awesome opportunity for those passionate about real-life use-case challenges, for instance in the early-stage drug development industry, where blockchain can be the infrastructure for data exchange and patent development.
Blockchain Intersecting Healthcare & Pharma
We are on the cusp of a new era where blockchain meets the future of healthcare. Let me just say this event has amazing sponsors. Google, XtalPi, NEO and Oasis Labs have committed over $300,000 to the event. Blockchain groups are already very active on college campuses but MIT with BlockTEST is really taking it to the next level with HealthChainHack.
It is hoped that solutions developed through HealthChainHack will become the first proven-of-concept blockchain project to be implemented at scale in the healthcare industry.
- The goal of HealthChainHack is to expedite the translation of academic research into pharmaceutical advancement.
- It will fast-track innovation by bringing together the brightest coders and key healthcare players worldwide for a two-month coding camp.
- Jennifer Jiang, Co-Founder of BlockTEST, has a cutting-edge investment banking history combined with solid executive and academic qualifications.
To see blockchain startups enabling innovation to take place through a range of hackathon challenges really makes sense. And here’s why:
- To foster industry consensus
- To stimulate cross-disciplinary collaboration
- To empower new communities of researchers
- To give developers, users, and shareholders a way to build the next-gen pharmaceutical value chain
- To identify and remove risk and cost barriers
- To facilitate holistic, integrative and traceable data-sharing infrastructure
I think this infographic is sort of awesome so I’m sharing it here, all credit to BlockTEST.
How BlockTEST is Fast Forwarding Blockchain
BlockTEST itself is a unique startup that specializes in technical due diligence for the world’s blockchain technologies. They do this by collecting and analyzing blockchain data so that the info that developers and investors need is at their fingertips.
It’s their hope to create an intelligent testnet that can help demystify complex blockchain projects and offer strategic insights and data to unlock opportunities. That they are organizing such hackathons is to me evidence of a truly obsessive interest in blockchain tech and how it can empower people and solve existing problems in industries like healthcare and pharmaceuticals.
In blocktest we trust. So excuse me if I find this not just exciting but a really innovative space that’s emerging.
The intersectional approach to blockchain education, uniting academia and industry opportunities in the real world are fascinating.
With a focus on interoperability of advanced testnet and cutting-edge data analytics, BlockTEST is positioning itself to fast-track the intersection of blockchain tech and healthcare with this unique hackathon.
Blockchain Values for the Real World
BlockTEST’s philosophy shows a rigorous commitment and a value-strong aspect of human empowerment for the betterment of society that is quite attractive.
In 2017 and so far in 2018, ICOs have already raised $21 Billion. ICOs have occurred in over 115 countries. 92.69% of projects are based on Ethereum according to BlockTEST’s data.
It’s easy to get involved in HealthChainHack.
Jennifer Jiang also sits on an Ecosystem and Advisory Committee of ID2020, a global alliance committed to improving lives through digital identity. She also works as a senior advisor at Harvard University CAM Lab and is a mentor at MIT Enterprise Forum.
This kind of combination of advocacy in corporate governance and innovation speaks to me of Co-Founders with a vision that can build bridges and innovate at the intersection of MIT and industry. Blockchain innovation is attracting software developers, investors, students, educators, executives and industry leaders across fields and around the world.
BlockTEST also has a token database with more than 4,000 blockchain projects worth checking out as a gateway to blockchain ecosystem intelligence and info.
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