South Korea announced it will roll out blockchain-protected digital âvaccine passportsâ to immunized citizens, joining other nations introducing such certificates. This could allow travelers to show digital proof of vaccination.
Boom Bust co-host and blockchain expert Ben Swann explains that South Korea wants âto make sure that whenever someone is vaccinated their information is entered into a blockchain.â The information then lives in the blockchain, not a particular site or server, and therefore it canât be altered or changed.Â
âThe question is that some human has to enter that informationâ and could just enter names of people who were not actually vaccinated, Ben points out. âAside of that happening, someone canât just simply hack in and be able to alter blockchain, it canât happen,â he says.
Ben also says there could be robust debates in some countries, including the United States, over whether or not vaccine passports are lawful.
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