Forrest Firm’s Blunk to Serve on Smashing Boxes Blockchain Panel

On Thursday, March 29, the Forrest Firm’s Rachel Blunk will serve on a technology panel hosted by firm client Smashing Boxes.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Smashing Boxes is hosting a panel about blockchain technology, featuring female leaders in healthcare and technology. Panelists will discuss blockchain in depth, as well as its repercussions for the future of healthcare.

“Women in HealthTech: A Blockchain Discussion” will take place at 6pm on March 29 at Smashing Boxes’ office at 506 Ramseur Street in Durham.

Blockchain, which first achieved notoriety as the technological basis for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, is in its simplest form a distributed database that maintains a shared list of records. Developers refer to these records as blocks, and each encrypted block of code contains the history of every preceding block, with timestamped transaction data. Due to the connectivity of its contained data, blockchain is now transcending finance and moving into multiple industries. In a healthcare world filled with electronic medical records and outcomes data, blockchain provides a profound ability to disrupt traditional models of data management.

Rachel Blunk joined the Forrest Firm in February, moving her hybrid corporate transactional/commercial litigation practice from the Greensboro firm of Sharpless & Stavola PA. In her transactional practice at the Forrest Firm, Ms. Blunk focuses on matters related to protection and licensing of intellectual property, as well as government contracting, operations, business formation, and employment issues. She has worked extensively with clients who are active in the healthcare and technology space.

To register for the March 29 Women in HealthTech event, visit this link.