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South Korean Authorities Tap Blockchain for Medical Data Storage 

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The government of South Korea is partnering with Sendsquare, a blockchain startup in charge of the FLETA Blockchain, to develop a proof-of-concept project which aims to store the data of the nation’s 3.6 million diabetes patients on a tamper-proof distributed ledger, according to reports on June 29, 2020.

Medical Data on the Blockchain 

In a bid to solve the issue of data loss, manipulation, and duplication often associated with the storage of medical data on centralized platforms, the South Korean government has engaged the services of Sendsquare. 

Specifically, the Sendsqaure team will develop a Real-World Data (RWD) based Clinical Research Data Registry Platform powered by a blockchain network supported by the National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA) of South Korea.

The team has made it clear that Sendsquare’s Clinical Research Data Registry Platform will be used for data profiling, extraction, visualization, and documentation and ultimately enable users to make use of data more efficiently.

Complex Clinical Data to Be Analyzed 

Notably, the Sendsqaure team will join forces with clinical practitioners and experts from the KyungHee University Medical Centre, Seoul, to analyze clinical data on diabetes collected by the medical center over the past nine years.

The team says the blockchain solution will come with both a public and a private chain. The private chain will hold confidential and highly sensitive data and access to data on this chain will be restricted, while the public chain will hold data usage records. 

Commenting on the initiative, Professor Suk Chon of the KyungHee Medical Center said:

Storing and collaborating work across a large volume of data using centralized platforms has proven inefficient and prone to various issues including data loss and manipulation. Sendsqaure’s distributed ledger can help us to solve data storage problems and help diabetes patients in the long run.

In addition to simplifying the process of analyzing complex medical data and eliminating data loss and manipulation, the team says the Sendsquare blockchain-based RWD Clinical Research Data Registry Platform will help the medical industry to save costs (up to four million USD). 

The blockchain solution is scheduled to go live by the end of 2020, after which Sendsquare will get the platform verified by Korea’s Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA).

The health ecosystem is increasingly leveraging blockchain technology for the secure storage of medical data.

In February 2020, the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) and other government agencies in the region adopted blockchain for data storage and provision of smart healthcare services. 

More recently,  in June 2020, BTCManager reported that IOST (IOST), a leading blockchain project, has partnered with Japanese Medical Health Tech Venture, “Pracs,” to develop a DLT-based medical record platform.

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Crypto Firm Coin Metrics Raises $15 Million Led by Goldman Sachs

Crypto analytics firm Coin Metrics has raised $15 million in funding led by investment bank Goldman Sachs for the company’s global expansion.

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Crypto analytics firm Coin Metrics has raised $15 million in funding led by investment bank Goldman Sachs. Founded in 2017, the firm is planning to use the funding proceeds to grow in Europe and Asia, creating new products while expanding its current offerings.

Coin Metrics Raised $15 Million Led by Goldman Sachs

Coin Metrics, a crypto data provider to institutional clients, has raised $15 million through investors led by Goldman Sachs Group, according to an announcement from the company. The Series B financing will be used to expand on the company’s global expansion.

Coin Metrics provides cryptocurrency market data, feeds, indices, and network risk solutions with clients such as Fidelity Investments, Osprey Funds, and BlockFi.

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BlockFi, Acrew Ventures, Morningside Group, and Warburg Serres Investments also participated in the funding round.  While Castle Island Ventures, Highland Capital Partners, Fidelity Investments, Avon Ventures, Communitas Capital, and Collab+Currency each contributed to their respective stakes in the company.

The managing director at Goldman Sachs, Mathew McDermott, will be serving on Coin Metrics’ board of directors.

“Data is critical for the mainstream adoption of crypto assets by traditional investors and financial services players. Our clients will greatly benefit from Coin Metrics’ institutional-grade data insights and emerging risk management tools,” he adds.

Goldman Sachs Shows Interest in Bitcoin

Goldman Sachs has been showing an increased interest in Bitcoin this year. In mid-March, the investment bank filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for launching a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). Besides, a month later, it announced that it would soon offer bitcoin investment vehicles to its clients.

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On leading Coin Metric’s investment round, Marianna Lopert-Schaye, firmwide strategy at Goldman Sachs, said:

“We are excited to be leading their (Coin Metrics) Series B, thereby enabling their growth and supporting their mission to be the leading provider of data-driven market insights and intelligence for institutions in crypto.”

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🎉 Happy 7th Birthday To Us! Celebrate with an EXTRA 20% Off!

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This week we are celebrating our 7th year in business! Crazy to think of the growth in the industry even since last year. Let’s take a look back at the price of Bitcoin since May 2014 when Coinigy launched:

2014: $450
2015:  $230
2016:  $450
2017:  $1,400
2018:  $9,200
2019:  $5,400
2020: $9,100
2021:  $57,000

2020 was a challenging year for us all but the Coinigy team put our heads down and kept chipping away at our vision for V2. As you can see above, this bull run is not the first bull run that we have been through, and we are sure it won’t be the last. Even though this one may feel different, our focus and determination to continue building the best cryptocurrency application in the industry remains the same.

Enter code CoinigyTurns7 at check out to redeem this offer. Limit one per customer, not redeemable on CryptoFeed subscriptions. Offer expires May 7, 2021 at 11:59 CST. Must be paid using PayPal or Credit card.

As always, none of this would be possible without loyal Coinigy users that have been with us on this journey from $230 to all the way to the ATH of $64,000 and everything between – thank you for your endless support.

-The Coinigy Team

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The Bank of England Is the “Victim” of Various Bitcoin-Related Slogans

Someone has a serious attitude against the Bank of England. Either that or they just hate banks in general and happen to live in England. Thus, they are taking their anger out on the nearest centralized financial institution. This week saw the Bank of England repeatedly hit with laser messages that bashed traditional monetary systems

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Someone has a serious attitude against the Bank of England. Either that or they just hate banks in general and happen to live in England. Thus, they are taking their anger out on the nearest centralized financial institution. This week saw the Bank of England repeatedly hit with laser messages that bashed traditional monetary systems while praising bitcoin.

The Bank of England Served as a BTC Billboard

Some of the messages read, “Fiat is the bubble, and bitcoin is the pin” and “Bitcoin fixes this,” implying that there are simply too many problems occurring in today’s monetary institutions and that bitcoin is the answer we have potentially been looking for. In addition to the Bank of England, messages were flashed across several other notable landmarks in the area such as the House of Parliament. Some of the other messages featured were, “Printing money is stealing from the poor” and “Money printer go brrrrr.”

As of late, there has been a great deal of hostility and anger towards how banks and political parties have been handling the coronavirus pandemic. While they may allegedly have their hearts in the right place by printing money constantly as a way of providing stimulus measures for suffering residents, many agree that the constant printing of fiat currency is only a short-term answer and could lead to even larger problems down the line.

For example, the constant printing of money could cause further inflation. In addition, the more stimulus measures are produced, the higher taxes go up in the future, which means many children – as they get older – will be stuck with the tax burdens these stimulus measures are likely to cause. While their parents are likely benefiting, it is their children that will wind up with the problem later, causing many people to ask the question, “Is this fair?”

Stimulus Measures Called Into Question

Furthermore, many of these stimulus measures are simply being produced on the front of trying to help residents who are suffering financially, though many of the stimulus bills passed in America, for example, are filled with superficial elements that serve no benefit to the country. Seriously… Why is the American Congress devoting tens of millions of dollars to gender studies in Pakistan? Especially when so many of the country’s businesses have shut down and people cannot pay their mortgages? Does this make any sense whatsoever?

The stimulus measures have been criticized by many leading financial experts including South African entrepreneur Elon Musk and billionaire investor Mike Novogratz, who says that Congress acts like money “grows on trees.” Either way, the person flashing the messages across the bank has yet to be identified, but it is clear they have great respect for bitcoin and seem to believe that the world’s number one digital currency by market cap can solve a lot more than even leading financial experts seem to give it credit for.

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XRP Price Analysis: 6 May

After facing tight resistance at $1.62, and following a re-test of the support of $1.41, XRP managed to breach above the aforementioned resistance at press time. With the asset moving back above $1.60

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After facing tight resistance at $1.62, and following a re-test of the support of $1.41, XRP managed to breach above the aforementioned resistance at press time. With the asset moving back above $1.60, the price movement indicated a bullish behavior but the overall market structure may indicate the contrary.

At press time, XRP exhibited a market cap of $77 billion and its 24-hour trading volume was $15.8 billion.

XRP 12-hour chart

XRP/USDT on Trading View

XRP’s 12-hour chart currently indicated its position above resistance at $1.62, suggesting the potential to re-test its 2021 high at $1.966. However, the price structure of XRP showed a rising wedge pattern. This increases the chances of a bearish breakout in the next few days, but considering bullish momentum remains rigid, the price could move toward its next target at $2.30.

However, the chances of another re-test at $1.41 is likely higher, with trading volumes decreasing over the past few days as well. SSL indicator remains bullish for XRP, indicative of a buy signal in the chart but probable corrections will lead to a change.

Market Rationals

XRP/USDT on Trading View

Clear-cut bullish indicators are currently minimal with MACD being only slightly bullish at the moment. Bulls do not have an upper hand at the moment but Relative Strength Index suggested continued buying pressure at press time. However, the buying pressure may decrease as Awesome Oscillator suggested a decrease in bullish momentum.

At the moment, the market remains more neutral even though the price is seemingly rising in the 12-hour time frame.

Bearish on the Gann-Fan?

XRP/USDT on Trading View

According to Gann-Fan indicator, XRP exited a hyper-bullish position back on 21 April itself when the price moved below the 1:1 ratio line. Currently oscillating above the 2:1 line, it suggests that buying pressure is slowly decreasing in comparison to selling pressure, which is on a rise. To maintain its bullish outlook, the price needs to top $1.97 in the next few days, but it is more likely to head towards support at $1.31.


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