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Introduction to Ethics of Blockchain Technology

Introduction to Ethics of Blockchain Technology

The second course in the IEEE Blockchain Initiative eLearning series is now available! This module provides an overview of approaches in normative ethics that can be used to evaluate blockchain technologies. Participants will be made familiar with consequentialism, deontology, virtue ethics and care ethics. Furthermore, a simple method for constructing an ethical case study is presented and explained.

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Meet the IEEE Blockchain for Clinical Trials Whiteboard Challenge Winner

Meet the IEEE Blockchain for Clinical Trials Whiteboard Challenge Winner

"With the IEEE Blockchain for Clinical Trials event, the IEEE provided a forum for diverse groups interested in pharmaceuticals, medicine, and blockchain technologies to interface with each other."

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Paying for Genetic Data with Cryptocurrency

Paying for Genetic Data with Cryptocurrency

A new startup aims to use blockchain to reduce the costs of personal genome sequencing, cut out the middlemen to make it easy for individuals to share full genome sequences with companies and academics, and to allay privacy concerns.

Read more at IEEE Spectrum