When and where is it on?

MediChain will be hosting their first event in Kings Cross, London on Tuesday 27th February at 6:30pm – 9:00pm. It will be hosted at the impact hub, a coworking and events space in London.

What is MediChain?

MediChain is a Medical Big-Data Platform for storing and linking medical data to eventually harness the power of big data for augmented medical decision-making. With MediChain, users will be a part of a unique project set to revolutionise global health. Not only will they have control of their own health records, but they will also be in control of sharing this data to researchers and external bodies to help find cures for the diseases that affect the user.

MediChain stands out from other medical blockchain companies through its core focus on big-data. The MediChain team consists of both experienced technologists and healthcare specialists, with team members highly experienced in building startup businesses. MediChain’s CEO, Dr Mark Baker, has founded a number of companies before and worked as a medical data research scientist at Cambridge and Oxford university. Dr Baker has designed, consulted and mentored in various data-driven medical technology companies and establishments including Harvard University and Hoffmann-La Roche AG in the space of blockchain, big data, security, algorithms and behavior. This differentiates them from other medical blockchains that are often primarily being lead by healthcare professionals.

How many years has it been going?

Dr Mark Baker, MediChain CEO and founder, has been hosting events via his digital innovation group since 2013. The Digital Innovation Group is always evolving and previous events have covered FinTech, digital strategy, hackathons and startup accelerator events.  This season’s theme will be blockchain and cryptocurrency and for this event they will be co-hosting with the London Healthcare Blockchain.

What was the inspiration to start it?

This event aims to raise awareness and expose the potential of blockchain tech to the healthcare sector in the UK and engage with people trying to solve the same problems. Come along to network with people in this space and find out more about applications blockchain and big-data.

What exciting things can people look forward to? Who will be speaking?

There is an exciting list of panellists lined up including:

  • Dr Mark Baker, CEO of MediChain,
  • Samuel Dare, Blockchain Engineer,
  • Jon Matonis, Monetary Economist and Founding Director at Bitcoin Foundation.
  • Adam Leonard, CEO of BlockEx
  • Nick Gregory, CEO at CommerceBlock

They will be hosting a panel discussion exploring problems and solutions surrounding blockchain and big-data centring around issues within healthcare today.

What opportunities are on offer for those attending?

Come along to learn more about the technology behind blockchain and the application of blockchain on big-data, meet other Blockchain enthusiasts, share knowledge and build your network.

How can people book tickets / when does it usually sell out?

It is a free event with drinks and refreshments. Numbers will be limited to 80 due to capacity, and admitted on a first come first serve basis, please RSVP and see event details for further information.

Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?

The event info is here: https://www.meetup.com/London-Healthcare-BlockChain-Care-Chain/events/247872116/

MediChain will be running a series of events during the course of their ICO. They will be announcing the details across their social media channels. Follow them on

Twitter: @MediChainOnline https://twitter.com/MediChainOnline

Facebook: @MediChain.Online https://www.facebook.com/MediChain.Online/

Telegram: https://t.me/medichainonline_group

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/11419809/.

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