Patients will also be able to sell their dental data to research professionals, according to Dentacoin…
While the Swiss Federal Railway outlined the benefits of blockchain integration for railway management systems last week, new decentralised platform Dentacoin believes the technology is just as well-suited for implementation within the dental industry.
According to its official website, Dentacoin aims to improve long-term health while reducing the cost of dentist fees and medical care. Running on the blockchain, the platform enables efficient, direct transactions, and includes a review system that lets patients select a dentist according to rankings from other patients.
“The new generation of Dentacoin dentists brings patients back into focus by promoting intelligent prevention, implementing dedicated Blockchain-based software solutions and using an industry-specific cryptocurrency,” reads the company’s website.
The platform is powered by DCN: an ERC20 compatible token that uses direct transactional methods to . The token can be purchased both via a card and crypto exchange Changelly, and supports over 100 other cryptocurrencies.
Patients will be able to access the platform via mobile app Dentacare, which according to Tech Bullion will be accessible to all ages, particularly young children, to encourage hygiene awareness from an early age to help prevent cavities developing in the future.
Also included on the platform is DentaVox: a marketplace in which patients can monetize their dental data by selling it to professional researchers for scientific study.
The Dentacoin network currently has over 1,800 registered dentists and over 190,000 users and followers, and over 70 dental institutions are accepting payment in Dentacoin.