Distributed ledger technology can help flatten the curve of Covid-19 through telemedicine, supply-chain security, rapid payments and more.
As the coronavirus continues to ravage the world in what the United Nations’ chief calls a “global health crisis unlike any” since the second world war, the healthcare industry is increasingly finding new uses for blockchain in the pandemic war.
Blockchain’s immutability and transparency could help track the virus that causes Covid-19. As the global medical sector faces down the mounting challenge of overburdened hospitals, faulty testing and inconsistent data, the technology is also being used to help disburse payments more efficiently to those infected and to better monitor the spread of the disease through data.
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