AMA: Data Privacy & Ownership on the Blockchain

AMA: Data Privacy & Ownership on the Blockchain

AMA Date
July 5, 2022 4:00 PM (GMT+8)
Data Lake, Tribe


Blockchain technology was inspired by the frustration of middlemen – companies & central authorities owning user data with a bait-and-switch.

The proposition of Blockchain is to decentralise information – where data exists across many servers instead of being managed by a single authority / platform.

With blockchain, data is immutable. Once a transaction is logged in the blockchain ledger, the data is permanent, indelible, and unalterable.

If data is immutable, what does this mean for data privacy & ownership?

What we’ll chat in this AMA

  1. What and how should data be on the blockchain?
  2. If data on the blockchain is immutable, how can we protect sensitive information?
  3. How can data on the blockchain be used for good?


  • Dinidh O’Brien from Data Lake, whose team is working to transform medical research by putting anonymised patient data on the blockchain.
  • Jackie Tan from Tribe, who is training tech talent to be ready for blockchain & Web3. He is also a Co-Founder of UpLevel, a data science academy.

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