Pharmacy Times October 21, 2021
Skylar Kenney, Assistant Editor

Blockchain, a distributed peer-to-peer ledger technology, has been leveraged by a number of industries in the interest of decentralizing and reducing costs. The most famous implementation of blockchain would be its use in cryptocurrency, the most widely known of which being Bitcoin and Ethereum.

The blockchain platform uses unique, immutable, and time-stamped blocks of records or sets of data, which are linked in chains through cryptography to allow for more reliable and transparent data storage and transfers. Though the technology is still young and its use cases are growing, its use in health care spaces to date has remained limited.1 There are a number of opportunities present for implementing blockchain into global health technology, with perhaps one of the most...

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