Blog from January, 2018

Dentacoin is the first Blockchain based informatics system to make its way into the dental community. Is it actually useful?

  • It's an Ethereum based system that allows patients to provide feedback to dental providers and vice versa.
  • Founded by a finance market expert, a law and economics and business expert and a developer. Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrakiev, Philipp Grenzebach, Jeremias Grenzebach. Based out of Munich.
  • As stated in the whitepaper:
    • The basic idea is to provide and maintain a decentralized review platform based on Ethereum smart contracts.
    • This website rewards high quality "patient reviews” and “market research surveys” with Dentacoin.
    • The Dentacoin Foundation recognizes that the value of all user contributions (reviews, recommendations, rewards, payments, trusted feedback, etc.) is one of the most important assets to the foundation. A single review is worth next to nothing, but millions of trusted and impartial reviews are worth many millions (or possibly even billions) of euros. Individuals should be paid for everything they do that brings value notonly to Dentacoin but also to the dental industry.
  • Each review earns the reviewer credits.
  • A verified patient's review gains more credits than an anonymous review.
  • Why is there a need for this to be decentralized?
  • Had a successful ICO in July 2017.
  • No app available for download on App Store yet.

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Meltdown and Sepctre are a codename for various vulnerabilities of basically every Intel processor, which allows a malicious attacker to gain unrestricted access to the computer's memory, so every copy/paste command, every keyboard stroke, etc.

Everyone is concerned about passwords, and medical data might be even worse!

Medical devices are known to be slow with updates, which means that such devices might be vulnerable for quite a while. A successful attack would allow the attacker to gain access to images or potentially any medical data that is being processed on a medical workstation. This exposes the medical institutions and other providers to the potential of huge fines and law suites.

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