A new survey issued by The Pistoia Alliance which is a global nonprofit of life science firms is in the latest blockchain news – mainly because of some (shockingly) positive facts for the growth of blockchain.
The survey showed that 60% of the professionals in the pharmaceutical and life science sectors are either using or experimenting with blockchain – compared to the 22% of them who said the same thing last year.
What’s interesting is that 55% of the remaining 40% of the respondents – with no plans of implementing blockchain – said that the lack of skilled blockchain personnel is what is stopping them from adopting the technology.
— The Pistoia Alliance (@PistoiaAlliance) September 27, 2018
The survey also showed that another 16% of the respondents saw blockchain as a too-difficult-to-understand technology which is why it served as a barrier to adoption. However, despite the perception that blockchain was a complex technology, the awareness regarding it as a form of technology was increasing.
The president of the Pistoia Alliance, Michael Arlington, commented the results by stating:
“Blockchain provides an additional layer of trust for scientists and their organizations. We hope the security benefits of the technology help to lessen reticence over sharing and transferring data or information, and will facilitate further cross-industry collaboration and knowledge sharing. We believe blockchain will open up new opportunities for the industry to begin sharing data more securely to advance drug discovery, ultimately making patients’ lives better.”
To sum it up, the survey also revealed that 30% of the respondents think that the medical supply chain is one area that can benefit the most from adopting blockchain.
Russia Is Not Planning To Buy $10 Billion In Bitcoin
“This statement has no common sense. The Russian Federation — like any other country in the world — is simply not ready to combine its traditional financial system with cryptocurrencies.”Sidorenko reacted to the fake news reports from Telegraph where it was noted that Russia wants to invest $10 billion in bitcoin in order to mitigate the economic impact that is brought up from the US sanctions. The rumors emerged on Twitter where a particular user wrote that Kremlin has no choice but to invest in bitcoin and that it is the only way to avoid the harsh sanctions by President Trump. Ginko posted on Twitter and his post went viral after Telegraph wrote a story about it and lots of other websites just added their own touch to it. Ginko is known to the public for making such shocking tweets and comments after once saying that sham investment adviser Bernie Madoff is the real Satoshi Nakamoto. However, Sidorenko said that Ginko’s comments are absurd:
“Even if Russia wants to place its cryptocurrency assets now, it simply cannot do this. We do not have any mechanisms that would allow us to introduce a system: where these assets would be stored, which authorities would be responsible for it, which would be responsible for abuses and stuff.”However, according to Tota Kaliaskarova, the director of macroeconomic policy with the Eurasian Economic Union says that crypto could have a huge impact on the Eurasian economy.
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