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Using blockchain to fight COVID19

Updated: Mar 31, 2020

On the 28th of March, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a distributed ledger technology (DLT)-based platform, MiPasa, for sharing private data concerning COVID19 pandemic between individuals, governments and health institutions.

Powered by blockchain, the platform helps enable "a swift and more precise early detection of COVID-19 carriers and infection hotspots". It aims to securely manage COVID19 outbreaks by crossing location data and siloed health, all while fully guaranteeing the privacy of users and that of their data. The blockchain-based technology can also "help monitor and foresee local and global epidemiological trends and detect likely asymptomatic carriers by feeding big data on infection routes and occurrences to [...] AI processors around the world."

More and more countries are starting to adopt blockchain technology

The health crisis has highlighted the importance of using blockchain-based technology. The United Arab Emirates, for instance, has adopted DLT-based solutions to provide government services for identity verification and authentication of official documents, so as to allow users to securely interact with the government without having to leave home.

While blockchain technology has been proposed to help with the distribution of the U.S. stimulus package by creating a DLT-based "digital dollar", China has already deployed blockchain to track the propagation of the virus but also the distribution of medical supplies.

The technology has a lot of potential and is increasingly used to help businesses, governments and institutions facilitate secure and private interactions.

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