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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

June 5, 2017   |   Nasdaq

Blockchain Reports: Gem

Brad Smith is joined by Micah Winkelspecht, Founder and CEO of Gem at the Consensus Summit 2017. Winkelspecht notes that this year’s summit was well represented by large enterprise companies, many of which Gem has an interest in working with in the future. He also mentions that many new enterprise companies are stepping into blockchain and that is also exciting for the industry and technology. With the entrance of larger companies in the blockchain sector, it is clear that this technology is quickly moving toward real world applications.

  • Auto
  • Blockchain
  • GemOS
  • Insurance
  • Leadership
  • Micah Winklespecht
May 23, 2017   |   CoinDesk

Consensus 2017: Global Insurers Debate the Future of Prediction Markets

Having a window into the future would make the job of an insurer a whole lot easier – and blockchain could make that possibility a bit more realistic.

The topic of blockchain-powered prediction markets and how the tech could help insurers like MetLife and reinsurers like Swiss Re was on display during CoinDesk’s Consensus 2017 blockchain conference.

  • Blockchain
  • GemOS
  • Insurance
May 22, 2017   |   ETHNews

Decentralized Identity Foundation Announces Formation At Consensus 2017

On May 22 at Consensus 2017, panelists from Microsoft, uPort, Gem, Evernym, Blockstack, and Tierion announced the formation of the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF).

The DIF is comprised of a multitude of competitive companies across industries with the singular unifying focus to create a universal decentralized state of data that can be accessed by institutions and individuals to verify identity.

  • Blockchain
  • blockchain platform
  • GemOS
  • Healthcare
  • supply chain
May 22, 2017   |   TechCrunch

Toyota Pushes Into Blockchain Tech To Enable The Next Generation

On the same day that Ford officially ousted its chief executive in a bid to remake itself as future-focused vehicle manufacturer, Toyota announced its own steps to embrace technology’s next wave. Andwhile Ford is looking to catch up to the leaders in autonomous and electric vehicle manufacturing, Toyota (through the Toyota Research Institute) appears to be taking the next fork in the road toward enabling that autonomous and electric future.

  • Auto
  • Blockchain
  • Insurance
  • supply chain
  • TechCrunch
  • Technology
May 22, 2017   |   CoinDesk

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Adds 86 Members to Blockchain Consortium

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has more than tripled in size, with the group announcing 86 new members today drawn from a wide range of industries.

Among the new members are South Korean telecom Samsung, pharmaceuticals giant Merck, automaker Toyota, investor communications platform Broadridge, financial markets firm DTCC, and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, which oversees licensed businesses in the state.

The EEA was officially launched in late February, aimed at developing enterprise-focused solutions with the open-source ethereum as a basis but that are, in some cases, more privacy-oriented. Conversely, the idea is to create a kind of positive feedback loop that leads to improvements of the public blockchain protocol as well.

  • Blockchain
  • Ethereum

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