Video Digest, April 12: Top Business Schools to Add Blockchain and Crypto Classes to MBA Programs, Blockchain Technology to Be Implemented for Collecting DNA Data in India

Apr 12, 2018 at 19:23 // News
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Video Digest, April 12

Welcome back to the Coin Idol TV News channel. Digest for April 12 features the following topics from the world of Blockchain and cryptocurrency: top business schools to add blockchain and crypto classes to MBA Programs, blockchain technology to be implemented for collecting DNA data in India.

Top Business Schools to Add Blockchain and Crypto Classes to MBA Programs

Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford Graduate School of Business are planning to include additional courses on blockchain technology and digital currencies in their MBA studying schedules. The incentive will start its activity within the next few months. 

Stanford Graduate School of Business will start up its full-time course called “Cryptocurrency” in May. Wharton Business School, ranked No.1 in the U.S. by Forbes, is also set to teach a "Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Distributed Ledger Technology" class this autumn. The course will be taught by honorable professor Kevin Werbach.

Blockchain Technology to Be Implemented for Collecting DNA Data in India

The sixth-largest state in India, Andhra Pradesh (AP), signed an agreement with a private firm on March 28, aimed at creating a DNA database of 50 million citizens. Blockchain tech will be used as the main software program for the register.

Such a partnership with Shivom, a medicine company dealing with genomics, will have a positive influence on the development of medicine in India. People will need to provide some samples (like a saliva swab) for Shivom to process them. The personal data of each user will be secured and stored in an online vault with a solely limited access. Testing will not be mandatory, each citizen will be able to choose whether to do it or not.

Nevertheless, the security of sharing data platforms is the key problem that concerns many users, given the recent news about stealing data, scam issues, and hack attacks. Although the government assures that there is nothing to worry about.