👋 Summary – In such a highly centralized industry, Web3 is poised to disrupt healthcare more than any other emerging technology in the last decade.
We get these questions a lot:
Why does healthcare need Web3?
Or even this question—What even is Web3?!
The answer boils down to one thing: ownership.
Most of the internet today currently operates on Web2, which you are very familiar with.
With Web2, you can search for anything you want, create online profiles and chat with others, interact with other worlds, buy a miniature leaf blower and even have it shipped to your door the same day! (No lie about the leaf blower—go look on Amazon).
Web2 has brought some amazing innovations and has truly changed the world. However, there is one big problem with it:
You don’t own your data.
In fact, in Web2 you are the product.
Big tech companies are using your data and your online presence, and they are selling it to advertisers.
Things are even worse in healthcare—with data breaches of health records costing billions of dollars annually.
Web3 brings us all of the wonderful things of Web2, but this time, you are in the driver’s seat.
Your experience online, whether it be financial, something to do with your health, or social interaction—it is all in your hands, and your hands only.
This is all powered by blockchain technology—the same technology that Galvan will be using so the blockchain can reward you for healthy actions, provide you a personalized health record, decentralize health informatics, and more.
Galvan believes that Web3 is the future and will be pivotal in solving deeply-embedded problems in the health industry.
We are just scratching the surface of what this will do for humanity and we invite you to join along by owning and operating a node on the world’s first health blockchain.