Ep. 59: Tracking COVID19 On Hashgraph – Jim Nasr (CEO Acoer)

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Ep. 59: Tracking COVID19 On Hashgraph – Jim Nasr (CEO Acoer)

Jim Nasr, CEO of Acoer, and his team has built a …
March 28, 2020

Ep. 59: Tracking COVID19 On Hashgraph – Jim Nasr (CEO Acoer)

Jim Nasr, CEO of Acoer, and his team has built a trusted coronavirus tracking dashboard ( using Hedera Hashgraph, a next generation decentralized ledger technology. The data is pulled from multiple sources including the World health organization and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention where Jim was previously Chief Software Architect. Jim also co-founded Armedia, a Enterprise Content Management company, in 2002 and exited in 2016.

Show Notes

•Journey into technology, business and healthcare
•COVID-19 tipping point for the economy and healthcare
•When did you first hear about blockchain?
•Three pillars of Acoer: Usable software, interoperability (Open APIs), blockchain technology
•Hashlog – Data Visualization Engine
•Hashload – Secure data and file exchange
•Hedera Hashgraph – Differentiating protocol qualities and Hedera developer community network
•Insights from the blockchain based coronavirus tracking on Acoer
•What did you find surprising about the CDC when you first joined?
•How is blockchain adoption and awareness in healthcare developing globally and domestically?
•What are the biggest misconceptions of blockchain when you speak with various healthcare executives? It doesn’t scale is a common copout for executives to not start a blockchain project.
•Healthcare Data Provenance
•What does computational trust mean?
•Primary Data Collection strategies
•Data Privacy concerns and opportunities for blockchain
•Using Game Theory to incentivize good behavior
•What are the failure points of the platform?
•How is data sharing being redefined in our society as we deal with a pandemic?
•Value of patient data and individual rights
•What do you believe in that most people would disagree with?
•Ecosystem roadmap 2020 and beyond
•Favorite book – The power of habit by Charles Duhigg
•If it’s not too personal, what would you consider to be your biggest mistake?
•How are you occupying yourself in self-quarantine?

Health Unchained News Corner
1. #BuildforCOVID19 Global Online Hackathon ( had a submission deadline as March 30 and currently has over 17k participants, which is insane for a hackathon. Companies like Amazon, Facebook, Giphy, Microsoft, Pinterest, Salesforce, Slack, TikTok, Twitter, and WeChat are supporting this hackathon.
2. IBM’s Call for Code Global Challenge – COVID-19: Fight the global pandemic ( This hackathon was kicked off on March 20 and will accept initial submissions by April 27th
3. COVIDathon Decentralized AI against Covid-19 ( is accepting submissions April 1st to June 1st 2020 – The Decentralized AI Alliance, SingularityNET and Ocean Protocol are leading this hackathon to Build privacy-centric solutions for CoVID19 using AI & Blockchain technologies.

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