Blockchain & Freelancing

Blockchain & Freelancing

A Millennial’s Use of Blockchain in Freelancing

Have you ever woken up after an amazing weekend with a groan, asking yourself, “ugghhhhh why can’t I just work from home?” You’re certainly not alone, as many people question the same thing. There have, of course, always been risk factors prohibiting the average person from jumping in and working for herself. In the past, freelancing wasn’t really viewed as a “stable” career. The game completely changed, though, when Millennials hit working age.

millennial blockchainMillennials matured in the most unique era, with regards to technology. These kids simultaneously grew up both outside of and with the Internet. The 1990s were a breeding ground for huge societal change. Because Millennials already had working knowledge of computers, they were the first generation to step onto a job, ready to go. When these kids reached working age they completely altered the working people’s horizon.

Medical Records Can Greatly Benefit From Blockchain Technology

Medical Records Can Greatly Benefit From Blockchain Technology

Blockchain Technology and Medical Records

Healthcare: 2017’s most hotly contest debate. While the discussion has largely been within the insurance industry and the repeal of Obamacare–also known as the ACA–other issues have become glaringly obvious. Costs surrounding healthcare have soared, owing to a variety of factors. Without question, though, issues existed prior to the adoption of Obamacare.

The digital age presents further challenges in the healthcare industry. Navigating the technological healthcare waters is daunting, to say the absolute least. As many doctors offices, hospitals, and specialists move towards the digitization of medical records, huge issues have begun to arise. Even if a patient participates in the digitization of her medical records, because there’s no standard network, she may not always be able to easily track down her own information. This ultimately leads many feeling like they do not have control of their own medical records.

Unfortunately, a slew of recent assaults on corporations housing containing personal data have occurred. A requirement to fix the healthcare industry exists–and fast. In order to address these complex problems, medical professionals and policymakers alike have turned towards blockchain technology.

Russia’s Adoption of Blockchain

Russia’s Adoption of Blockchain

We’ve covered a slew of Asian countries moving towards the adoption of blockchain technology. Japan, of course, recently started accepting bitcoin through their exchanges. India has touted the benefits of using cryptocurrencies, going so far as to be vocal about the technology.

Blockchain technology is far more than digital currencies, as we’ve seen with its adoption around the world (For more in-depth info, read our guide to Blockchain). Well look out, world, Russia is joining the ranks of governments to adopt the breakthrough technology. The Eurasian country spans 13 time zones. With such a large mass of land (and a ridiculously spread out population!) it’s imperative to keep records organized, accessible, and unchangeable post-creation.

Store Your Cryptocurrency – Video

How to Store Cryptocurrency

In this video, we go over the how to store your cryptocurrency, as well as four different types of wallets. If you’re more of the reading type, feel free to read about hardware wallets. We are also aware you might need more info about crypto, so you can read WTF is Cryptocurrency too if you want! We take an in-depth look at all-things-crypto!

Digital Identity Problems and How Blockchain Can Help!

Watch a Quick Digital Identity Video!

Keeping your digital identity safe is crazy important. Identity theft is a real issue. Thanks to blockchain technology, however, there are many ways to begin the process of protecting your identity!

Are you interested in learning more? View this awesome digital identity video! Acquire new information. Impress your friends (or blow your parents’ minds!) C’mon, you know you want to!  😉

If reading is more your style, check out our entire section of information specifically about digital identity and blockchain!

Blockchain and Identity Rights: GDPR and Passwordless Authentication

Blockchain and Identity Rights: GDPR and Passwordless Authentication

Taylor Gerring joins Ben Matthews (BCS Consulting), Greg Jendroszczyk (Piwik PRO), and George Wilson (Tallysticks) for a lively panel on how the blockchain will play into the future of digital identity & reputation.

In this panel, we tackle common questions such as:

  • How is Blockchain securing the Internet?
  • Biometrics vs password authentication
  • Should users have full control of their identity?
  • How can Blockchain help with KYC/AML challenges?