- VeChain coronavirus testing system in Cyprus went live over the weekend
- Mediterranean Hospital of Cyprus patients will be tested and their results uploaded to the E-HCert app on the VeChain Thor blockchain
- Users can then use the app to show their certification when returning to work, travelling abroad, or obtaining other authorizations
The VeChain-powered E-HCert app, an app that integrates coronavirus antibody testing with blockchain technology, has gone live in Cyprus. Cypriots attending the Mediterranean Hospital of Cyprus for a Covid-19 real time-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and Rapid Test for antibodies will now see their certification uploaded to the VeChainThor blockchain and appear in the E-HCert App. They can then use the digital certificate in required situations, such as returning to work or travelling abroad.
This allows citizens to prove their health status in order to return to work or travel abroad.
— VeChainInsider (@vechaininsider) June 20, 2020
E-HCert Shows Blockchain At Its Finest
The VeChain coronavirus testing system is a huge feather in the cap for blockchain technology, which has often promised much but delivered little in terms of real world, publicly available applications. Now thousands of Cypriots will be using blockchain technology on a regular basis during one of the worst global crises in a generation, helping to cement VeChain’s reputation as a big player in the technology’s future.
The company, which has boasted big partnerships ever since bursting onto the scene late in 2017, has been one of the unsung heroes of the blockchain world, scooping up huge deals with the likes of Walmart and PwC, but E-HCert represents one of the first public-facing offerings.
VeChain Coronavirus Testing First Fruit of Cyprus Deal
VeChain has had a foothold in Cyprus for almost two years ever since a linkup with Invest Cyprus was announced in October 2018. The stated aim of the partnership at the time was to “show the real-life utilization of blockchain technology in financial services, investments and economic reform moving into many other aspects of society”, and with E-HCert they certainly seem to have done that.