How Does Blockchain Development Help in COVID-19?

By Brittany Shapovalov

Since the onset of COVID-19 and physical distancing measures, organizations and government bodies have urgently needed blockchain processes and technologies that can facilitate contactless, transparent distribution of vital data.

Data is a powerful asset in fighting pandemics, and blockchain-enabled technologies create more secure, transparent, and high-performance environments to help mitigate future crises like COVID-19.

For instance, during the first few weeks of the pandemic, there was a great deal of misinformation circulating online about the virus. Doctors and scientists conducting important work researching the virus and treating patients needed a secure network to share and gather critical information. In this scenario, blockchain solutions and technologies allowed medical professionals to share research and medical data, as well as historical patient data when necessary.

Blockchain-enabled solutions can also help to ease global supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic. By digitizing records, organizations can have more transparency and visibility across the chain. For instance, data can be shared with all parties in real time, allowing everyone to see delivery times or disruptions and thereby make plans to work around them.

Blockchain has become one of the most revolutionary technologies today, with skilled blockchain developers driving business innovation and improvement. Going forward, it will continue to be vital to solving problems created by the pandemic.

Tarun Sharma

Tarun Sharma is an instructor in the School of Continuing Studies’ Post-Graduate Certificate in Backend and Blockchain Development. With over 12 years of experience in information technology, Tarun has held various positions ranging from developer to founder & CTO. Tarun has worked on a plethora of Web and Standalone Technologies with cloud & e-Commerce applications development as the primary focus. Tarun can code in over 10 different programming languages and databases, with specializations including Software Engineering, Product Development, Project Management, and Payment integration. Tarun is a great proponent of Open Source, likes to contribute and develop on open source programs, and is currently interested in data architecture, predictive analytics, distributed databases and blockchain systems. Tarun holds Master of Computer Science and Master of Business Administration.

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