Dentacoin (DCN) was introduced to the cryptocurrency market in August 2017 and has since then climbed to the 57th position on the crypto coin rankings list of coinmarketcap.com. DCN has had a major rise of 50.51% (at the time of writing) since yesterday and the price shows nearly $0.001280 USD. The market cap of the crypto coin is above $416 million USD and the volume (24h) shows $4.85 million USD approximately. (As of 10th May 2018)
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Dentacoin is the first blockchain that aims to make the dental industry all over the world affordable by developing distributed ledger technology or DLT. The Dentacoin blockchain follows the decentralized, smart contract protocol of the Ethereum blockchain. It is also used to reward the patients, service providers through a system that encourages them to contribute towards the community. As stated in the white paper of Dentacoin, “Dentacoin chooses to reward those who contribute to trusted reviews, dental practice registrations and valuable feedback content for the industry. “The rewards are directly connected to the level of participation.” Those who participate will have the opportunity to buy DCN directly from the Dentacoin network and trade the coins. The main objective of Dentacoin is to provide quality dental care to at least 80% of the populous at a much lower rate.
The network plans to do so by eliminating the need of middlemen like insurance companies and handing over authority directly into the patient and doctor’s hands. This is an effective way of reducing the costs. The way to do this is to develop smart contracts directly between the dentists and the patients. This includes small monthly contributions to the dentists in DCN. The patients’ well-being has been prioritized here and this smart contract solution will provide proper dental care to the patients, eliminating the need to deposit high premiums to insurance companies. The patients can also earn rewards by writing “trusted reviews”. There is also the option of writing standard reviews where anyone can write them. To make sure that it is in truth a trusted review, the partner dentist will take the email address of the patient in the medical office before the treatment starts and a review request will be sent to the given email id. The patient will be able to access and post on reviews.dentacoin.com only through the provided link.
Properties of Dentacoin:
Dentacoin is a blend of logistics platform and financial tech tool. There is no intention of the team to make the Dentacoin token a medium for global payments, unlike other peer to peer decentralized altcoins. Thus, it has often been observed as a non-competitive crypto coin that simply focuses on developing the global dental industry by incorporating blockchain technology.
- Trusted and Standard review platform: The standard reviews section allows anyone to post a review but the trusted review section is only for the patients who have been treated by a dentist through this platform. The patient reviews are published in an unbiased way such the potential clients can get a true opinion of the platform and the services. The patients who have written reviews will be awarded DCN that they can use as a form of payment in their next visit.
- DentaVox opinion platform: According to the official website of Dentacoin, DentaVox is “A WebApp for collective customer wisdom, which serves as an up-to-date market research data through questionnaires and rewards.” This is beneficial for the media, the manufacturers, the suppliers and the dentists.
- Healthcare database: The Dentacoin network ensures a secure platform for data exchange and storage of medical records. The medical records can be accessed by the dentists only and by the patients who have been given exclusive permission to their own medical records.
- Dentacare mobile app: This objective of this app is to “form long-lasting dental care habits through an intensive 3-month program in an engaging gamified environment.” (white paper) The app contains tutorials and has features like notifications, reminders and voice navigation that will the people to maintain their dental hygiene and build healthy habits. It also has an emergency function that enables the users to get immediate advice from the dental specialists registered on the Dentacoin network. The app is immensely beneficial for children and their parents can help them develop healthy habits through the Dentacare mobile app.
- Dental assurance concept: Dentacoin shares its feedback platform with other value-creating solutions focused on dental care such that the solution reaches all the corners of the world. The dental insurance smart contract developed by the network will be active between the individual and their visiting dentist such to provide quality treatment at an affordable rate.
Recently, Changelly has listed Dentacoin (DCN) where DCN can be bought and exchanged with several other altcoins. According to Jeremias Grenzebach, co-founder and core developer at Dentacoin Foundation, this listing will open up many new opportunities for Dentacoin.
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