Use Blockchain to Resist “Epidemic”, These Applications Make You Better Understand the Value of Blockchain
Since Jan. 2020, a battle against new coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) began in China. In this battle, the epidemic prevention departments, health departments, transportation departments, charities, enterprises, media, and individuals in different regions all participated actively. The need for cooperation and response from governments has been elevated to a higher level.
With the nature of open, transparent and tamper-resistant, blockchain can solve the “trust” problem in multi-party collaboration more efficiently. In this epidemic, the effectiveness and efficiency of collaboration among different regions and departments is very low, and there is no doubt that people are in a greater demand of blockchain. Both government and enterprises start to explore solutions and applications based on blockchain, and it has been to take effect.
1. Charity Donation Platform Based on Blockchain
Recently, the Hubei Red Cross was trapped by scandal because of the inefficient distribution of donated materials and nontransparent information. On 1st Feb., the Hubei Red Cross announced that all donors can connect with the hospital and donate directly.
After the crisis of trust in charity institutions, many companies who want to donate hope that all the donated information can be recorded on blockchain to ensure the transparency. Rebuild charity institutions using blockchain, ex. help the Red Cross to complete the management of material donations such as demand matching and rapid publicity.
DREP modules such as underlying technology, digital DID and anti-counterfeiting traceability can be effectively applied to charity platform.
The whole process of donation including logistics, warehousing, distribution, and distribution will be stored on chain. All the data are credible, traceable and anti-tampering; Transparent institutions and on-chain data allows public inquiries for the whole society. By ensuring the financial data authentication in charity organizations, reshaping the charity information disclosure mechanism, and putting related data on chain, it can solve the crisis of social trust caused by insufficient information disclosure.
2. Insurance Platform Based on Blockchain
On 31st Jan., A “Special insurance for NCP” has been launched in Alipay’s insurance platform “Mutual Insurance”. If the member of “Mutual Insurance” are diagnosed with NCP and unfortunately dead, they can apply for a special NCP security fund of up to 100,000 RMB. This fund will be borne by Ant Financial Services rather than the “Mutual Insurance” members. Currently, NCP has been added to the eligible diseases in “Mutual Insurance”.
Fraud and customer service have been two traditional challenges in insurance industry and now it can be enhanced through blockchain. Blockchain can ensure that records will not be altered and can be verified accurately; meanwhile, smart contract can also help businesses and users quickly complete the claim process, therefore insurance companies and users are more likely to adopt blockchain.
DREP is committed to building “connectors” and “toolkits” based on blockchain technology, providing flexible and easy to use solutions. Its fully decoupled code style, efficient data processing capabilities, and comprehensive privacy protection can effectively help enterprises build user trust, further expand the application scenarios and user volume of the insurance platform. On the basis of improving efficiency and reducing costs, it helps enterprises realize the exploration and sharing of data value.
3. Information Platform Based on Blockchain
Since the outbreak NCP, people pay close attention to the epidemic and look forward to true and good news. While the media is the main channel to acquire information, varieties of media actively reported the latest progress of the epidemic, publicized epidemic prevention knowledge, and conveyed positive energy after the epidemic. Whereas, However, rumors and false knowledge of the epidemic also confuse the audience. As Mark Twain ever states that “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes”, rumors normally attract more attention because of their exaggerated tricks. It not only covers up the real information, but also possibly lead to panic and even economic loss.
As we all know, blockchain technology realizes anti-tampering, traceable and credible information through decentralized consensus mechanism. If we build a blockchain-based certificate storage platform and store all news and information on this platform, then the news and information are anti-tampering, credible and traceable. This platform can greatly reduce the tracing cost of rumors and improve the efficiency of news control.
DREP can establish a development platform based on blockchain underlying technology, provide services such as digital identity, electronic certificate, data sharing, data security, privacy protection, and traceability. Based on DREP, an open and reliable media platform can be achieved quickly.
4. Early Warning System for Infectious Diseases Based on Blockchain
In the face of public health emergencies, how to make the national and local disease control and emergency systems operate at the quickest and most efficient level is a key stage in handling emergency situations. The early warning system of infectious diseases is a huge project involving many aspects of society, which also means that it is necessary to improve the efficiency of information transmission. Since October 2019, government already regards blockchain technology as a strategic breakthrough in national core technology development. After this epidemic, the adoption of blockchain technology to optimize infectious disease surveillance networks and automatic early warning systems will become a hot topic.
The general process of establishing an automatic early warning system based on blockchain for infectious diseases: based on the existing hierarchical information reporting system, establish an alliance chain consisting of primary hospitals, district and county centers for disease control, and provincial and municipal centers for disease control. With the principle of open data in blockchain, it put the confirmed or suspected case on chain. In this process, some analysis like big data can also be applied to decision-making. Take full advantage of distributed and weak centralized collaborative governance of blockchain. When the epidemic outbreak, the anti-tampering, traceable feature of blockchain can also play an important role in news release, data tracking, and epidemiological investigations.
DREP E-government Solutions
DREP is committed to building “connectors” and “toolkits” based on blockchain, providing flexible and easy to use solutions. Based on application development friendly smart contracts, secure and efficient consensus algorithms, comprehensive privacy protection, and expandable cross-chain technology. Combined with existing electronic certificate system, DREP e-government solution can effectively achieve data exchange and information sharing across regions and departments.
Under the epidemic, the demand for e-government has been increased, which will further accelerate the application of blockchain. DREP is committed to integrating technology and business based on the scenario, enhancing accuracy and efficiency through blockchain technology, brining advanced technology to people’s daily life and work, and finally improve public satisfaction and service levels.
About DREP Foundation
DREP is committed to building “connectors” and “toolkits” based on blockchain technology, providing solutions that combine ease of use, flexibility and frictionless integration. Based on DREP Chain, DREP ID and DREP SDK, DApp R&D teams are able to release multi-public-chain asset versions, built-in wallets and asset trading platforms with one-click.