Blockchain Solutions to Accelerate Recovery and Enhance Resilience

The Australian Blockchain community has today offered to work with the National Blockchain Roadmap Steering Committee to identify and prioritise blockchain solutions that can help drive the health and economic recovery and underpin more resilient systems in the future.

Co-ordinated by Blockchain Australia, over 30 blockchain industry leaders have highlighted the opportunity to build upon the work already underway as a result of the National Blockchain Roadmap to make a real difference in accelerating the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

“Priority can be given to solutions that will swiftly assist the management of the medical emergency and mitigate the economic impacts” said Blockchain Australia CEO, Nicholas Giurietto.

“One immediate opportunity would be to support accurate and accessible data on COVID-19 hospital admissions, including ICU admissions, leading to more accurate modelling and greater public confidence.”

“Trusted credentials could also assist now in managing safety, distribution and entitlement issues.  Among other things, a blockchain credential could:

  • verify that a medical professional or essential services worker is entitled to enter a certain area;
  • confirm that a benefit recipient (eg old age pensioner) is entitled to shop at a certain time or purchase certain products;
  • easily demonstrating that a stood down flight attendant has recent first aid credentials that mean they could be quickly redeployed to assist with health triage;
  • verify that an individual has been tested for COVID and found to be negative or recovered as at a certain date.”

“The existing work planned for the National Blockchain Roadmap Steering Committee could be refocussed to prioritise solutions that will accelerate the health and economic recovery.”

The full text of the letter to Minister for Industry, Science and Technology along with the list of co-signatories (in less than 24 hours) is available here.

 

Nicholas Giurietto
CEO
Blockchain Australia

 

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