VeChain, the leading enterprise blockchain platform, was referenced in an academic paper that’s majorly centered on using modern technology to control epidemic diseases such as COVID-19 across the United States.
This was first discovered and shared on 23rd March 2021 by a pseudonymous VeChain enthusiast identified on Twitter as eisenreich. The notable reference is seen as a confirmation that the VeChain Traceability project on VeChain is still active.
Captioning the screenshot of the article, eisenreich tweeted, “VeChain was mentioned in an academic paper titled ‘CoviReader: Using IOTA and QR Code Technology to Control Epidemic Diseases across the US’”
VeChain x Vaccines 💉
VeChain was mentioned in an academic paper titled 'CoviReader: Using IOTA and QR Code Technology to Control Epidemic Diseases across the US'
— eisenreich Ⓥ (@eisenreich) March 23, 2021
The line where VeChain was mentioned in the academic paper reads as follows:
“The Public Health Blockchain Consortium (PHBC) has released a blockchain-based platform designed to track movement of individuals not infected with COVID-19, and VeChain announced the development of a blockchain platform built for monitoring vaccine production in China.”
VeChain’s Impact in the COVID-19 Ravaged World
In the world ravaged by COVID-19, VeChain has not lagged behind in proving its viability when it comes to proffering a solution to a global problem using the technology at its disposal.
Since the breakout of the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020, the VeChain blockchain has been displaying its capability to make an impact. Vaccination against the highly contagious disease has started across the world and records need to be taken and stored securely.
Sometimes in early January 2021, it was announced that the first 100 COVID-19 vaccination records for medical personnel at the Mediterranean Hospital, Cyprus, were securely stored on VeChain public blockchain.
Back then, VeChain Foundation stated that the success and sure security of the stored records could attract more individuals and governments to leverage the quality and validity of solutions offered by the VeChain blockchain.
The Mediterranean Hospital announced the development as follows:
“This is a great step for the return to Normalcy. Mediterranean Hospital of Cyprus also announces that these 100 people received a digital certificate for their vaccination on their E-HCert App marking another step towards digital transformation of the healthcare industry via VeChainThor Blockchain.
“E-HCert was successfully first launch in June 2020 for the COVID-19 RT-PCR Tests results, the App was used by more than 8000 people that receive their results after having a COVID-19 RT PCR test upon their arrival in the International Airport of Larnaca in Cyprus.”