What makes you different from the other health coins?

This was answered by our CEO in telegram, so we wanted to post it here with a little more info. If you haven't yet, join us on telegram. https://t.me/clinicoin

The Others
Without speaking about them directly, let's just say that there are basically three "get paid to exercise" models in existence:
1. Selling health data (there are several doing this on the blockchain and some not).
2. Product exchange for advertising, aka depending on companies to provide products/prizes/rewards in exchange for advertising.
3. Zero sum wagers where one person loses weight and the other loses cash. 

They're all pretty one dimensional and not truly scalable on a global level, here's a bigger breakdown as to why...

1. Selling Health Data: Out of all of healthcare, there's a fraction of the industry that actually wants to buy health data. This is not to say it's not a good business, but it misses so many other parts of improving health and wellness. We're speaking with another blockchain company about how our users can sell their health data through a data marketplace. We're doing this because it's a more decentralized approach to a strong ecosystem, our goal is to provide access to other marketplaces. More marketplaces makes an ecosystem the strongest and most useful.

2. Product Exchange for Advertising: Convincing FitBit (the company) or any other company into giving away product in exchange for advertising to people who want their product for free? My background is in marketing. It's easier for them to just buy the online ads. This results in the company offering the service having to be focused on "fraud prevention" from people gaming the system, which turns the user's relationship with the service into purely transactional. We're not interested in that.

3. Zero Sum Wagers: Betting a stranger money you'll lose weight and they won't is a shitty way to get healthy (excuse my language). While it might be a motivator (I don't want to lose money, so I'll lose the weight), the model DEPENDS on someone not holding up their end of the deal. That means they didn't lose weight AND they lost money. How could they have any love for a website or service that does that? Health and wellness should be fun.


The Clinicoin Approach
Clinicoin has a more holistic approach and in this way, we know that scalability and sustainability will be there. We know data can be important, but it's only a tiny piece of the pie. What we know is more important to multiple elements of healthcare, wellness, and research organizations is engagement, communication, and direct access to people. Our platform provides that access. We have 10 years in the healthcare and clinical research industry to know what the industry needs to make improvements. Ultimately, their involvement is what will make the project successful and we already have them as clients.

Getting paid to exercise is awesome, but it's not our bigger vision for creating the open source healthcare platform of the future. In that way, we don't really view anyone as competitors, collaboration is more scalable and sustainable.

Finally, the biggest way Clinicoin is different from any other offering out there is our focus on community, on all of us doing this together. We know that getting and staying healthy is better (and more fun) with other people. In fact, statistics show that having other people as part of your health and wellness is more effective!

There are more differences, but I hope this has been helpful.

Sorry for the long answer, I didn't have time to write a short one. 😉