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The blockchain platform verifies the health records of 17 million Chinese tourists in one month

 

Blockchain technology and its powerful capabilities can be used to speed up verifications without compromising the accuracy, security and integrity of data.


Recently, the Chinese government adopted a blockchain-based platform that checks health records with the aim of resuming cross-border tourism to the tourist city of Macau.


The blockchain-based platform makes it easy and fast for tourists from mainland China to verify their health status upon entering the city of "Macau", where in just 3 seconds, a tourist's health record can be verified.


Although the platform is only in use for one month, it has processed the health data of 17 million people.


The platform serves as an electronic corridor for residents to access public places.


After a few months, Macau expanded the use of the platform to add an inter-identification mechanism with the health system and platform in Guangdong Province, China.


The health code for the platform is based on the open source “FISCO BCOS” blockchain in China.


In a press release, the non-profit organization revealed the platform's impact, including the revival of tourism between mainland China and Macau.


The city of "Macau" had suspended the tourist visa application in January this year in light of the spread of the Corona virus in China.


According to the source, the digital platform was used by more than 17 million people who moved between the Chinese mainland and "Macau".


According to the authority supervising the platform, which revealed to the same source:


The average time to receive, convert and generate health code for the first time is only 100 seconds.


It takes less than 3 seconds to complete the procedure when the traveler crosses customs again.


The blockchain platform has solved one of the challenges facing privacy protection regulations in China and Macau.


While health officials need to verify the health information of those who cross borders, they should not share the data directly with each other, which is what the blockchain allows authorities to provide by securely encrypting and recording personal health data.


Once the user shares this data at the border, the health officer can verify the integrity of the data by comparing it with the corresponding digital credentials on the blockchain.


The organization overseeing the blockchain platform stated:


The mutual recognition mechanism enables seamless transfer of health codes for users without the need to repeatedly fill in personal information on various platforms, providing great convenience and ease of use for cross-border travelers.


China has continued to adopt blockchain aggressively in recent years, at the national level.

The city of "Shenzhen" recently provided $ 1.5 million in digital yuan to boost its adoption.

CBDC (digital yuan) digital currency is now used in more than 3 million transactions, with 1.1 billion yuan ($ 160 million) in circulation.

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