The World Health Organization, IBM and Oracle have partnered to launch a blockchain-based data center in connection with the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, CoinDesk writes.
The solution is called "MiPasa", developed by Hacera and uses the blockchain platform Hyperledger Fabric. It is assumed that over time, various data analysis tools will be added to it, which will help in identifying foci of the virus.
Also involved in the project are Microsoft, Johns Hopkins University, the Government of Canada and several other organizations. Usually, the formation of such blockchain consortia takes several months, but in this case, the launch was carried out without delay.
“We started a brainstorming session regarding the collection, provision and use of verified information about the virus,” said Gary Singh, IBM Blockchain Technical Director. “We did not try to specifically introduce blockchain into this solution, but we thought that we needed to reproduce the data, have structured sources and guarantee the impossibility of fraud.”
Over the coming weeks, new data may be added to the platform, including coronavirus testing results. “We need a simple set of applications to conduct verification on the go. Using the iPad, you can enter certain information without specifying a person’s identity. We can begin to collect this data and create applications based on it, ”said Singh.
Hacera noted the readiness of partners for free cooperation. The MiPasa platform will be free for users, and the reliability of the data distributed through it will be ensured by the consensus of its participants.
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