Public Health Blockchain Consortium (PHBC) based in Netherland announces the release of a blockchain-based system that can track individuals without any infections from high-risk viruses like COVID-19. The motive behind the development is crystal clear which is to help healthy people stay away from potentially life-threatening diseases.
The PHBC announced the release on March 19. Per the announcement, the new blockchain-based platform will monitor systematic, continual and anonymous verification of communities and workplaces continuously, which are not afflicted by dangerous viruses, including the Coronavirus.
Blockchain Platform to Record Virus Data
While explaining the system’s operation, PHBC says
The blockchain stores a workplace’s or community’s protection certificate from security organizations or government bodies to assure that all persons who enter a safe zone are continuously monitored.
If a person has visited an infected area earlier, then he/she needs to stay in a quarantine zone. On the other hand, communities can provide isolated places of residence to incoming visitors.
Ayon Hazra, the administrator for the PHBC said:
PHBC’s virus-free monitoring blockchain can automatically identify zones with an without validated incident reports by integrating real-time information from virus surveillance providers with artificial intelligence and geographical information systems. Those areas without validated reports of contamination are elevated to safe zone status. Communities and workplaces can maintain such safe zone status if they restrict access to anonymously identified persons and only allow movement to and from other safe zones.
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