University of Surrey Wins Funding to Test the Blockchain

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The University of Surrey has won three bids to test the blockchain in initiatives focusing on voting, digital archives and healthcare.

The reward, which amounted to £1.1 million, came from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The healthcare project ‘Co-operative Models for Evidence-based Healthcare Redistribution (CoMEHeRe) will begin on 26 June and will run for 18 months. According to the University, it aims to improve on a person’s healthcare through the management of biometric information. This will be made possible through wearable devices. The blockchain will be employed to collect data from the wearable devices while machine learning will ensure that data is accessed and shared with private healthcare providers.

‘Trusted and Transparent Voting Systems,’ will be the second project and is expected to begin at the start of June, lasting for a period of two years. Teaming up with the King’s College London, the two will work together as they develop an electronic voting system that is trustworthy and effective.

The third and final project, ‘ARCHANGEL – Trusted Archives of Digital Public

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