NY Gov. Cuomo Announces Pilot Project Using IBM’s Blockchain-Based COVID-19 App
The health app built with IBM has been named the Excelsior Pass and will be tested in New York City.
“The intent is to improve the usability of Hyperledger for all users,” said Christopher Ferris, CTO at IBM.
The pass will be used to confirm an individual's recent negative PCR or antigen test result or proof of vaccination to help fast-track the reopening of businesses and event venues.
IBM's Food Trust network will help coffee and cocoa farmers and buyers verify information on their supply chains.
Big Blue wading deeper into these waters speaks to a broader change in the posture of corporates toward public blockchains.
The only non-Chinese firm in the rankings, IBM, came fourth in terms of number of patents.