WHO & Tech Giants are building a blockchain to verify COVID-19 data

By SUSAN MILLER

The World Health Organization, in partnership with tech giants, government agencies and international health organizations, is building a blockchain-based control and communications system that aims to quickly and more precisely detect COVID-19 carriers and infection hotspots. Announced March 27, MiPasa promises to securely share previously siloed health and location information between individuals, state authorities and health institutions such as hospitals and HMOs. Major partners include IBM, Oracle, Microsoft and Hacera, an enterprise-level blockchain-powered platform provider, which recently launched a data analytics platform to combat inaccurate COVID-19 data.

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