Blockchain-based app making pandemic travel easier has launched. The app, called ICC AOKpass, permits users to instantly verify their COVID-19 status. Dorjee Sun, CEO of blockchain firm Perlin, told CIR Magazine that ICC AOKpass “uses a common global standard that can be deployed and used anywhere in the world today. It can adapt to the rules of any given country and allows users to instantly verify their COVID-19 compliance status anytime, anywhere.”
ICC AOKpass was tested by a few companies including Singapore-based company Energy Drilling and International SOS. On their way to an oil drilling site, the companies had selected crew members to take a COVID polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test with medical results saved on the app. The results were then sent to the client and facilitated entry through the airport in Thailand.
Juliana Gim, managing director of International SOS Singapore, said “The successful pilot of ICC AOKpass with Energy Drilling is encouraging as it marks an important step in our journey and the aim of implementing a trusted and standardised global system to facilitate the return to work across many industries. In time, we hope that this will see widespread adoption to facilitate a fast, safe and secure return to work.”
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