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Ep. 92: Revolutionizing Prescriptions in Latin America – Everardo Barojas (CEO Prescrypto)

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Ep. 92: Revolutionizing Prescriptions in Latin America – Everardo Barojas (CEO Prescrypto)

Everardo Barojas, PhD, founder of Prescrypto, is revolutionizing electronic prescriptions in Latin America.
April 22, 2022

Ep. 92: Revolutionizing Prescriptions in Latin America – Everardo Barojas (CEO Prescrypto)

Everardo Barojas, PhD, founder of Prescrypto, is revolutionizing electronic prescriptions in Latin America. Since 2017, Prescrypto has been working to bring prescriptions into the modern age by providing reliable, secure prescriptions that are written and verified using blockchain technology. Everardo shares how this transition can benefit the doctors, the patients, and the industry as a whole. We also discuss Everardo’s journey building a Web3 company in Latin America and the advantages and challenges that come along with it.

Topics Covered:

– How Prescrypto helps doctors to write and fulfill prescriptions on the blockchain

– The business model Prescrypto is making possible by minting prescriptions on the blockchain

– How Prescrypto has been able to mint over 650,000 prescription NFTs on the blockchain

– The blockchain Prescrypto runs on (Rexchain) and the differences between that and Bitcoin

– How Prescrypto was able to raise capital and structure their organization

– What Everardo does to stay healthy and improve his entrepreneurial skills

Connect with the Guest

Twitter: twitter.com/e_barojas

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/everardo-barojas

Website: www.prescrypto.com/

Resources Mentioned

-Ep. 48: Private, Personal DNA Exploration – Daniel Uribe (CEO Genobank)](healthunchained.org/ep-48-private-p…be-ceo-genobank)

-Rexchain(www.rexchain.io/)

-Jim Clark(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_H._Clark)

News Corner

www.theverge.com/2022/3/29/230016…on-defi-hack-nft

Ronin Blockchain and Axie Infinity operator Sky Mavis revealed a breach on March 29th and froze transactions on the Ronin bridge, which allows depositing and withdrawing funds from the company’s blockchain. $625 million worth of cryptocurrency that was stolen from Ronin, the blockchain underlying popular crypto game Axie Infinity. The operator, Sky Mavis says it’s working with law enforcement to recover 173,600 Ethereum (currently worth around $600 million) and 25.5 million USDC from the culprit, who withdrew it from the network on March 23rd.

Although this breach isn’t related to healthcare data, the healthcare web 3 industry should take note of the security failures that allowed the hacker to steal such a large sum of money.

Moral of the story – Decentralization matters for network security. Having more nodes on the network may have made it more difficult to full gain access. Also, it highlights the reliance on law enforcement for helping to track down the hacker.

**Health Unchained Links**

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