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South Korea will introduce a coronavirus passport based on blockchain –

The Prime Minister of South Korea announcedthat his country is introducing a coronavirus passport that will be based on blockchain technology.

Coronavirus passport in South Korea.

South Korea will introduce vaccination passports this month, which will be based on blockchain technology. They will take the form of a mobile application. Thus, the country joins the growing group of countries that implement such solutions.

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun listed the advantages of passports.

Introducing a vaccine passport or ‘green pass’ will allow those who have been vaccinated to experience a return to their daily lives

He said during the daily interagency meeting.

It is worth adding that the government developed an application using blockchain technology.

[Systemy] in other countries, they also do not store personal data, allowing only verification of vaccination status

The politician noted.

Fighting the pandemic

It is worth recalling that Brazil also uses blockchain in the system to fight the pandemic. In addition, IBM helped the New York authorities to develop the so-called The Excelsior Pass, which is a form of the coronavirus passport.

With more and more New Yorkers getting vaccinated every day and key public health ratings regularly hit their lowest rates in months, the country’s first Excelsior Pass heralds the next step in our thoughtful, scientific reopening – said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Steve LaFleche, CEO of IBM Public and Federal Markets added:

IBM is proud to support the State of New York in its efforts to apply innovative technologies to help citizens and communities respond to COVID-19. “

China has implemented a similar system. In turn, the European Union plans to do this by June. The goal is to unfreeze the markets ahead of the holiday season. For example, the International Air Transport Association is developing an application called Travel Pass, which could become standard for cross-border travel.

The problem is that vaccine passports are something very controversial, especially in the US and the cryptocurrency community. Kristi Noem, a Republican governor from South Dakota, named the concept “One of the most non-American ideas in the history of our nation.” Meanwhile, Ron DeSantis, Florida’s Republican governor, is trying to ban the introduction of mandatory COVID-19 passports in his state.

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