China: Blockchain against Coronavirus

Según CointelegraphIn the midst of the spread of the coronavirus, China has taken advantage of the use of blockchain technology to manage medical data, track the supply of virus prevention materials and consult the public.

Thus, during the month of February, more than 20 blockchain-based applications have been launched to address coronavirus cases. Most of these applications are used to control the movements of its citizens in order to avoid further contagion.

Thus, for example, in Xi'an, the capital of Shaanxi Province, this technology is used to conduct online consultations and to manage medical records more safely.

On the other hand, in collaboration with the Zhejiang Provincial Health Commission and the Department of Economy and Information Technology, the mobile and online payment platform, Alipay, introduced a platform that allows charitable organizations and initiatives to collaborate in a way More efficient and transparent.

The spread of the coronavirus has affected blockchain-based businesses in the Asian continent. Thus, for example, the Hong Kong-based Bitspark company abruptly announced its closure, which was also motivated by the strong protests that occurred there.

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