Ashley has type 1 diabetes. Like more and more patients, she decided to take charge of her future rather than wait for solutions from the health industry. Thanks to technology and the open source movement, it is now possible to “hack” your disease:
The blockchain is a technology based on shared, decentralized ledgers. A ledger is a list of transactions that are copied and saved on several different computers, rather than centralized on a single server. Each transaction (or group of transactions within a given time period) is called a block; each block is time- and date-stamped and linked to the previous block.
ConuHacks is a yearly event that takes place at Concordia University, in downtown Montréal (Québec). This 24-hour hackathon is an opportunity for more than 650 students from all over North America to excel by working together, and to meet industry leaders. The event is open to all university students who are passionate about using technology to create. Spiria is proud to support the event and take part in each edition of ConUHacks.
Bitcoin is a very secure and stable crypto-currency; no wonder it's been dubbed “Virtual Gold”. But when it comes to everyday transactions, it's too slow and expensive, and can only process around 10 transactions per second. Many other forms of coin offer better transaction speed and more transactions per second, but so far, none could replace PayPal or credit card companies. At least, not until Nano (formerly RaiBlocks).