The only thing that is on people’s minds these days is the Covid-19 pandemic. So, it was fitting that we got to catch up with Rohan Hall, Founder/CTO/CEO Vottun USA, to share his thoughts on his firm’s solutions that are designed for all of us to stay ahead of the curve during these trying times.
Firstly, thank you for taking the time to talk to Asia Blockchain Review, we are very appreciative of this opportunity. So how has 2020 been so far?
It’s actually been very busy. We’re on track to building out our technology as per our road-map to be central to the Industry 4.0 (I 4.0) vision where our blockchain protocol is the centrepiece for various converging emerging technologies. This includes Cloud, IoT, Decentralized Identifiers (DID), Big Data, Cognitive Intelligence, AI and other technologies. We spent time building new tech and features, and integrating with different public and private blockchains, as well as working with different technology and consulting partners including PWC. We are able to interoperate these various blockchains, have built scalability for the blockchains and have filed patents for some of these technologies.
As the pandemic is wreaking havoc across the globe, coupled with the US-China trade wars and supply chain disruptions, how does a company like Vottun stay ahead of the curve?
Vottun built a very robust middleware protocol that sits on top of public and private blockchains. Therefore we have the ability to interact and interoperate with multiple blockchains simultaneously. Because we are blockchain agnostic, we can work with all the major blockchain technologies. We also expose the blockchain smart contract logic via our REST API platform. Because of this, we are able to rapidly build complex blockchain solutions on top of our protocol. When COVID-19 happened, we were able to utilize the flexibility of our technology to immediately build use cases that apply to the current state of our world. Our Supply Chain technology allows us to configure a full supply chain network that can help with track and tracing of any product. Credentials in our product also allowed us to quickly build a technology that allows health care facilities to issue Proof of Health or Immunity Passports to patients.
So, moving on to Immunity Passports…do give us an overview of this solution. Are the privacy and data protection of the individuals at risk from the evolution of this product?
Blockchain is more secure than most other technology today. Vottun encrypts all the data that they we in the blockchain, it is GDPR compliant, California CCPA compliant, and we do not store PII information in blockchains. We have made this solution extremely easy to use.
Step 1. A healthcare facility test an individual or employee;
Step 2. We post the test result securely on the Blockchain without compromising any privacy of the individual;
Step 3. We create a digital wallet for the individual and store his/her test result in the form of a digital credential with a unique QR code;
Step 4. The individual is able to share this credential for verification of his test results with anyone to get back to work or get into an event or a restaurant based on their test result and the policy of the verifier.
For more information, head to https://vottun.com/solutions/credentials/proof-of-health-credentials/
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