IT softwarecompany and former smartphone manufacturer ‘BlackBerry’ has revealed their blockchain-powered platform. The new product focuses on thehealthcaresector,in line witha recent announcementmade by the company.
According to the announcement, the company has partnered with technology firm ONEBIO to develop a blockchain-backed ultra-securescheme. The systemis meantfor the storage and sharing of medicalknowledge in whichdetailscan be entered by patients, laboratories, and IoT’s biometric devices. Once entered, informationcan’t be no moreanonymized and shared with researchers.
Chief Operating Officerof ‘BlackBerry’ ’John Chen said:
“Weareemploying ourexperiencein security,informationprivacy, and communicationwork in regulated industrieslikeautomotive, financial services, and govt. to tackleone amongthe most importantchallengeswithin thehealthcareindustry:leveraging healthcareendpointsto boostpatient outcomeswhereas guaranteeingsecurity andinformationprivacy.”
Amongalternativeproducts, BlackBerry hasconjointlybestowedareal timeOSforthe developmentof robotic surgical instruments, patientobservationsystems, andalternativesafety-criticalproductsthat have still to pass theregulatory’sapproval.
There was a time when BlackBerry solely controlled aroundhalfofthe worldwidesmartphone market, however as per 2016 report, the firm controlledeven less than0.1.WhereasBlackBerry stillremainswithin thesmartphone business —it is expected to revealits latest smartphone iteration on11th Oct. this year— the recent blockchain initiative is indicative of the firm’smovement intoalternativefields.
Today, BlackBerryconjointlyalso revealed theirnewquantum-resistant codesigningservicethat wouldallow softwarepackagesto be digitally signedemploying aschemethat wouldbeonerousto breakwith quantumcomputing.