Iris blockchain network is a decentralized electronic healthcare record (Iris EHR) system. Using public key cryptography, a time-stamped, unalterable chain of records is created by users (“Miners”) who upload personal healthcare data and earn Iris Tokens. An Iris EHR Marketplace is created to enable interested third parties to purchase healthcare data from the database using Iris Tokens.
Miners or supporters possessing tokens can further sell them to buyers on existing cryptocurrency exchanges. Blockchain technology ensures sensitive medical data is decentralized, confidential, robust against deletion or alteration, yet able to be shared and accessed with ease and rapidity. In this paper, we introduce the Iris ecosystem, formalize key terms, agents and modes of operation, and present details of the underlying technology along with use cases.