Amid the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, China has turned to blockchain technology to manage medical data, track supply of virus prevention materials and consult the public.
For the first two weeks of February, China saw the launch of as much as 20 blockchain-based applications designed to help fight the coronavirus outbreak, domestic news outlet People’s Daily Online reported on Feb. 17. Most of the apps are used to manage citizens’ personal data as many people are returning to work this month.
Like any technology, blockchain is only going to work when it's solving a problem. The Coronavirus has created a multitude of problems that can be solved with blockchain technology. When a technology effectively solves a strongly felt problem, that technology is likely to grow and prosper.