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The blockchain platform allows officials to verify health and safety in 95 residential communities

Enterprise-friendly blockchain VeChain has previously partnered with DNV GL to develop VeTrust, a blockchain – based application for self-risk assessment. Its use by the local Chinese government means that the platform will now be used in more than 200 public institutions, as announced yesterday in a press release.

VeTrust uses ToolChain, the data visualization engine of VeChain’s Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform, to provide companies with immutable records of facility cleanliness. Using the DNV infection risk management method, the platform provides online training materials and in-app checklists that are constantly updated.

VeTrust initially helped the small to medium-sized hospitality industry in China manage its Covid-19 risk factors and has been used by hotels such as InterContinental Shanghai Hongqiao NECC. By using blockchain, hotels can provide trustworthy evidence of compliance with standards in cleaning or food preparation.

Since then, the platform has grown and been deployed by the People’s Government of Suzhou New District, which named VeTrust one of the top 10 blockchain applications during an event last month.

Local officials are now using the platform to monitor the health and safety of community residents in all administrative areas of the district. This affects 300,000 people in 95 shared apartments.

The self-assessment of infection risk management is simplified by the standardized framework of VeTrust. In addition, officials can use a color-coded QR code to assess the readiness of the individual municipalities. Data on the implementation of Covid-19 risk management practices and evidence of hygiene compliance can be easily accessed and securely shared with the government on a daily basis.

China is more open to blockchain technology than many other countries. The Chinese government is far ahead of most other countries in the development of central bank digital money. Also, various government departments have adopted a blockchain system to improve cross-border trade in the Greater Bay Area.

Also, blockchain technology has been used in China to manage the impact of the pandemic. Last year, a blockchain health code system that provides electronic passports enabled the resumption of tourism between mainland China and Macau.