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They launched David19, an initiative that uses blockchain to gather information about Covid-19

May 19, 2020

Given the Coronavirus Covid 19 pandemic, DAVID19 was recently launched, an information exchange platform that can be used to track the virus for a health response. The initiative uses blockchain technology. This was reported by the CIO Peru on May 19th. According to the publication of this medium, the initiative uses information, but “in a voluntary, anonymous and secure manner”.

The article says This launch is an initiative of LACChain in collaboration with IDB Lab, IOVlabs, World Data, Everis, Grupo Sabra and LLYC.

“”The launch will focus on Latin America and the Caribbean, but its use and information will be open and universally available.“highlighted the publication.

They launched David19, an initiative that uses blockchain to gather information about Covid-19
They launched David19, an initiative that uses blockchain to gather information about Covid-19

“The launch included Alejandro Pardo, IDB Laboratory Specialist and LACChain Director, Irene Arias, IDB Laboratory CEO, Marcos Allende, LACChain Technology Coordinator, Moisés Menéndez, LACChain Senior Advisor, and Alejandro Romero, Partner and CEO, part de las Américas de LLYC “, they added in the article.

Platform operation

CIO Peru described the platform as follows: “DAVID19 is an ecosystem that consists of four elements: a native application, a commsite, a group of digital wallets and their social networks. Among all these elements, the most important is the application, the people who want to participate in the system. Although we need to point out a limitation, the DAVID19 application is just an aggregator. What citizens actually need to download is the digital wallets that are the applications where they will actually enter their data. “

According to an article on the Argentine portal Corrientes24hs DAVID19 works as a digital wallet aggregator: “With the DAVID-19 app, which is already available for download, anyone can select a digital wallet, create their profile and upload information to understand how COVID-19 moves in the region. Users can upload data about their quarantine and their movements and keep the information up to date to see how the interactive map for monitoring the risk situation is developing. This map, made up of data shared by millions of people, will be public and the heart of the initiative. “

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