Blackberry once upon a time covered 50 percent of the global smartphone market; according to recent reports, in 2016 the company just covered 0.1 percent. To sustain in the business, Blackberry has to buck up and do something creative to impress the crowd.
So, the company now launched a blockchain-powered platform which concentrates on the healthcare field. For this Blackberry has joined hands with ONEBIO, a technology firm to form a blockchain-backed “ultra-secure” ecosystem.
Patients, laboratories, and Internet of Things (IoT) can feed information in this system and the medical data can be stored and shared. Once entered, data will further be anonymized and shared with researchers.
John Chen, Blackberry’s CEO says, “We are applying our expertise in security, data privacy, and communication work in regulated industries such as automotive, financial services, and government to tackle one of the biggest challenges in the healthcare industry: leveraging healthcare endpoints to improve patient outcomes while ensuring security and data privacy."
The company also brought out a real-time operating system that can help robotic surgical instruments, patient monitoring systems, and other critical products which must pass regulatory approval.
Added with this, BlackBerry also announced a new quantum-resistant code signing service that will “allow software to be digitally signed using a scheme that will be hard to break with a quantum computer.”