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About Gem

Gem is a Los Angeles based start up specializing in blockchain solutions in healthcare and supply chain.
Gem's CEO and founder is Micah Winkelspecht.

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GemOS Technical Whitepaper

GemOS seeks to present a scalable,​ flexible,​ and extensible​ platform for building, deploying, and managing distributed applications.

Medical Claims Processing: Blockchain Solutions

Blockchain solutions are making the future happen now. A special report on healthcare issues by Gem and Capital One.

Unlocking Your Health Data with Blockchain

GemOS seeks to present a scalable,​ flexible,​ and extensible​ platform for building, deploying, and managing distributed applications.

Recent Press

September 15, 2017   |   MIT Technology Review

Who Will Build the Health-Care Blockchain?

Decentralized databases promise to revolutionize medical records, but not until the health-care industry buys in to the idea and gets to work.

August 31, 2017   |   GenomeWeb

Despite Hype, Blockchain Remains Mostly Theoretical in Precision Medicine

With all the talk about how blockchain technology might finally represent the breakthrough in interoperability and security that precision medicine needs, actual usage of blockchain in life sciences research and clinical practice so far has been hard to find.

July 12, 2017   |   Distributed

Driving the Future of Blockchains — Part 3

Entering the Ride-Sharing Environment

With transportation ushering in a new period of innovation and a new, evolving automotive ecosystem turning car-generated data into valuable products and services, the self-driving ecosystem is poised to have a huge impact not only on the new ride-sharing environment, but also on the technical and architectural enablers within the automotive industry.

  • Auto
  • Blockchain
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  • GemOS
July 12, 2017   |   Jaxenter

Interview series with blockchain influencers — Final Part

Disruption may be an unavoidable reality: Is blockchain the new status quo?

It’s safe to say that blockchain is not going away, so people working in tech should have (at least) a base-level understanding of how this technology works. In the final part of our interview series, we dissect the IMF’s piece The Internet of Trust and discuss the lessons the IT world can learn from the blockchain technology.

  • Blockchain
  • GemOS
July 10, 2017   |   Los Angeles Business Journal

L.A. Ventures Forge Links to Blockchain

A budding blockchain hub in Los Angeles is gaining traction as digital currencies such as bitcoin heat up amid a wave of speculation.

Companies such as Venice-based Gem are already in the process of developing applications to undercut established business practices using blockchain, which is essentially a ledger that allows the reconciliation of transactions between two or more parties without the need of a centralized system.

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  • Blockchain
  • GemOS
  • Insurance
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  • Technology

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