1 Royal Free Hospital, University College London
2 St Thomas’s Hospital, London
3 University College London
4 Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are unique digital assets created and traded on the internet. Over the past year, they have gained significant traction and investment, being heralded as a revolution in authentication and ownership. Employing blockchain technology, an immutable ledger of transactions is held, maintained across thousands of computers around the world. The application of NFTs has seen digital art gain early traction, although the “use-cases” are still being established in this nascent technology. Within the health care sphere, some have suggested the role of NFTs in supply-chain tracking of medications. An extension of the technology has been proposed to validate credentials and degree certificates, leveraging a key strength of the blockchain technology: transparency.
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