By 2025, all key scientific data will be verifiable by blockchain processes, because science faces a crisis of trust, and blockchain technology is maturing at the right time to fix it.
This is the overview of Science Distributed from Spring 2018. Updates coming soon.
(tl;dr version - Science is great. Science has problems. Fixing these is a great opportunity to get better science, cheaper research, and faster miracles.)
(tl;dr version - Better science means increased reproducibility; cheaper research means lower costs and better ROI; and faster miracles means more rapid advancement of scientific discovery and saving lives. And a little more time.)
(tl;dr version - "If you build it, they will come," might work for building a baseball diamond or Fintech blockchain, but you probably want input from the network if you are building a Calvinball field or a research platform/blockchain. Because of the complexity. Science Distributed has the team and plan for this.)
(tl;dr version - No ICO for Science Distributed. There are lots of healthcare and science blockchain efforts of all shapes and sizes. Most of these are pre-determining the requirements for the network they plan to serve. Science Distributed has a great team and network; we'll work with them and key partners on design. We'll only roll out a coin/token if/when it makes sense.)
(tl;dr version - It is good to have a plan. Effectuation helps too. Science Distributed plans to create a platform to bring more scientists together to do more science, and develop a blockchain for research designed by the network that will use it. Here are some details of where we've been, where we are, and where we are going: industry engagement, government engagement, academic engagement, independent/freelance engagement, blockchain & science conference, distributed manuscript project, blockchain pilot, site prototype (ENGRAM), and a new thinktank, BRAINQ.)
It takes 17 years on average to bring new health ideas into evidence-based clinical practice. These new “miracles” are further delayed by the growing replicability crisis in science. Blockchain, the most popular type of distributed ledger technology (DLT), is an emerging new tool that can be applied to the health sciences to improve the process of developing new treatments.