UN To Use Blockchain In Medicine In African Countries
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in cooperation with the doc.com blockchain startup, will provide free medical services to residents of East African states, Cointelegraph reports, referring to a letter of the organization.
The UN official representative states that doc.com is engaged in developing solutions based on distributed ledger in the field of telemedicine and telepsychology. The organization plans to launch two such platforms in 2019.
Doc.com works in 20 countries around the world, including a newly opened office in the United States. Its system of medical services uses the MTC token, which is based on the ERC-20 standard of the Ethereum blockchain. MTC is included in the listing of several crypto exchanges, including such platforms, as Coinbene and Kucoin.
According to the company's official website, more than 130,000 clients use its telemedicine services, and about 70,000 visit the Emotions telepsychological platform.
In 2019, the startup plans to create a tokenized telemedicine service in Britain, as well as to enter the Asian market, starting with India. Moreover, doc.com will create its own network to leave Ethereum.
Blockchain has become increasingly popular in the health sector and where highly sensitive data are used. In early December 2018, several large US medical companies decided to join forces to test a distributed ledger for data storage.
As previously reported, Viettel Group from Vietnam created and tested a database for storing medical cards on blockchain.