The Commons Foundation – a South Korean NGO, revealed its plans to develop a platform based on a block chain that aims to deal with health epidemics.
Blockchain epidemiological research system
According Digital today, the organization will rely on blockchain to create an epidemiological research system adapted to the coming post-coronavirus era.
The article cites a statement by Choi Yong-gwan, president of the Commons Foundation, who expressed concern about the ongoing violation of personal data in connection with a pandemic. This situation motivated the organization to develop a solution.
Choi says guaranteeing privacy through the platform will help prevent such a strong impact from future viruses in South Korea.
The Commons Foundation explained that when creating the platform, it will be based on a public blockchain network, called “MicroBitcoin”. She chose her because of her reliability and security. She also stated that the technology was “sufficiently resistant to hacker attacks”.
The platform will encrypt all personal data in a public blockchain network to “increase reliability and prevent data falsification.”
As the Common Foundation explains, the application will create a personal encryption key. by authenticating the mobile phone and also recording user’s movements on the network.
Tracking confirmed COVID-19 cases on Blockchain
If it turns out that person A is suffering from coronavirus, he can directly enter the value of the encryption key and provide the epidemiologist with data that cannot be faked.
Doctors can make an appointment with person A and ensure that the examination can be carried out quickly.
“It is important to quickly overcome a pandemic, but in the post-coronavirus era, it will become more important to protect individual freedom and human rights while wisely overcoming a pandemic.”
– said the president of the Commons Foundation.
Blockchain in South Korea
Recently, Busan, the second largest city in South Korea, has launched an identification application that uses public blockchain to verify information about citizens.
At the end of May, we reported that the South Korean University of Suseong has concluded an agreement with the Korea Artificial Intelligence Association, or KORAIA, to create a campus at the University of Daegu, which will be focused on the development of blockchain and AI technology.