In recent years the use of blockchain technology, which is the backbone of the bitcoin Network, has been considered in a wide variety of applications. This research will examine how the blockchain technology can be used to implement a decentralized electronic healthcare record and to determine what security and privacy factors must be considered during the design phase of such a system. Additionally, the possibility to use blockchain technology to secure Intellectual Property Rights in participatory creativity/design will be explored. In this case a system will be developed that will enable all entities that participated on the creation of a digital asset to receive royalties every time that asset is used. Furthermore, the asset’s creators must have control over how, where and by whom their work is used.