The University of California, Berkeley is working with blockchain startup Bitmark on a pair of research studies focused on secure data sharing.
Centered on public health and medical information, the two research projects will be funded by Bitmark. The project comes months after Bitmark raised $1.7m in funding, drawn from a group that included Cherubic Ventures and Digital Currency Group, among others.
In one, study participants will contribute data about their diabetes remission using Bitmark's tech. A second study will focus on whether the availability of solutions based on the technology would encourage more involvement from test subjects that are contributing personal health data.
A statement from the school reads:
That UC Berkeley would undertake a pair of blockchain-based projects is perhaps unsurprising, as the school is home to a student-run organization centered on blockchain development.
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