Blockchain & Cryptocurrency , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development

Blockchain Revisited: How Can It Reduce Fraud?

Microsoft's David Houlding on Use Cases and Lessons Learned
David Houlding, principal healthcare program manager, Microsoft

Critics say blockchain is a technology looking for a purpose, but Microsoft’s David Houlding says organizations already are using blockchain today to validate identities and to help prevent fraud. He shares use cases and emerging best practices.

In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Fraud and Breach Summit in Seattle, Houlding discusses:

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  • Current trends around blockchain;
  • Actual fraud prevention use cases for blockchain;
  • Lessons learned from these activities.

Houlding is principal healthcare program manager on the Microsoft Azure industry experiences team. He serves as chair of the HIMSS Blockchain in Healthcare Task Force. He also is an adviser to the British Blockchain Association and Lifeboat Foundation.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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