Blockchain-Powered Vaccination Passports Were Launched in NY

A new system is based on the Health Digital Pass by IBM. Andrew Cuomo, the NY Governor, announced the launch of COVID-19 vaccination passports on a blockchain platform. It will verify the results of the tests and vaccination via QR-code.

The system is called Excelsior Pass. Among the goals of the project’s creation, besides the convenient data operation and helping the medical system get through the pandemics, was speeding up the reopening of businesses and public places. 

Therefore, Cuomo is committed to helping both the economy and public health sectors by implementing the new blockchain product. The system was already successfully tested at a Brooklyn Nets NBA game.

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