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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo discusses an IBM blockchain program for COVID-19 vaccine verification

The current governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, talked about the IBM blockchain-based COVID-19 pilot project.


The world is beginning to recover from the coronavirus outbreak, and blockchain could help verify that people have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

The numbers aren’t looking good right now. As of early March, only a small percentage of people of world powers had been vaccinated. Although Texas begins to eliminate masks from daily life with optimism, the rest of the states are taking far more deliberate steps to return to their normal pace of life.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed the launch of a pilot program for Excelsior Pass, a blockchain-based application. The program’s main goal is to decide whether or not an individual has been vaccinated against COVID-19 and to learn about the results of the coronavirus test by sending confidential data for verification.

The app was already put to the test on February 27 at Barclays Center with the Brooklyn Nets and on March 2 at Madison Square Garden with the New York Rangers. However, the results of the test “runs” have yet to be published.

A person’s “health passport” would be able to be printed or stored on a smartphone. A QR code is scanned to conduct a health check. At the same time, blockchain is critical for protecting the privacy of user data.

IBM created open architecture software with the aim of allowing other countries to use the technology if it was popular in the United States. The organization hopes to be able to provide a stable and secure transition to a “post-pandemic reality” in this way.

Moderna pharmacists in the United States recently announced intentions to collaborate with IBM. They want to see if artificial intelligence, hybrid cloud, and blockchain will help with COVID-19 vaccination management.

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