Jeju Island, a southern island in South Korea, is likely one of the hottest vacationer locations for Koreans and has about 15 million guests yearly.
It now requires these guests to make use of a decentralized identification (DID) blockchain know-how primarily based app that claims to supply personal, safe COVID-19 contact tracing. An August 19 announcement stated that Jeju Province had reached an settlement with South Korean blockchain firm ICONLOOP to introduce the system.
Beginning this week, guests shall be required to obtain the Zzeung cell app when arriving on the Island and confirm their identification utilizing a Korean telecom service. A verifiable credential on the backend shall be issued through a public blockchain community to ensure that there is no such thing as a forgery or tampering of any data.
Zzeung was designated as an modern monetary service (“MyID”) by Korea’s Monetary Providers Fee in recognition of its comfort and safety. Jeju is usually often called ‘Bit Island’ as a result of its embrace of know-how, significantly blockchain.
Privateness assured (till a case is found)
Guests might want to arrange fingerprint authentication or a PIN code which shall be saved in a non-public blockchain network. Every customer’s private figuring out data, and information of the place they go to, are separated to make sure private privateness. The info is stored personal until a COVID-19 case is found.
Along with ICONLOOP and Jeju Island’s current pilot program, the operation will increase to incorporate greater than 50 personal companies later this month. Tae-bong Lim, Director of Well being and Welfare of Jeju Self-Governing Province stated:
“By this new infectious illness prevention system, Jeju Island will have the ability to be reborn as a secure and consultant vacationer vacation spot in Korea.”