U.S. Markets close in 44 mins
  • S&P 500

    4,419.43
    +16.77 (+0.38%)
     
  • Dow 30

    34,981.45
    +188.78 (+0.54%)
     
  • Nasdaq

    14,871.93
    +91.39 (+0.62%)
     
  • Russell 2000

    2,200.58
    -23.00 (-1.03%)
     
  • Crude Oil

    68.47
    -2.09 (-2.96%)
     
  • Gold

    1,813.60
    -0.50 (-0.03%)
     
  • Silver

    25.47
    -0.11 (-0.44%)
     
  • EUR/USD

    1.1844
    -0.0024 (-0.2013%)
     
  • 10-Yr Bond

    1.2170
    +0.0330 (+2.79%)
     
  • Vix

    17.94
    -0.10 (-0.55%)
     
  • GBP/USD

    1.3900
    -0.0015 (-0.1070%)
     
  • USD/JPY

    109.4750
    +0.4250 (+0.3897%)
     
  • BTC-USD

    41,281.01
    +1,636.91 (+4.13%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    1,013.73
    +37.84 (+3.88%)
     
  • FTSE 100

    7,123.86
    +18.14 (+0.26%)
     
  • Nikkei 225

    27,584.08
    -57.75 (-0.21%)
     

Coronavirus Vaccinations Certified With VeChain’s Blockchain Tech in Cyprus

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·1 min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

The Mediterranean Hospital of Cyprus has vaccinated 100 doctors and nurses against COVID-19, using a blockchain-based mobile app to certify the immunizations.

  • In an announcement Tuesday, the hospital said the certifications were made via the E-HCert app backed by the VeChainThor blockchain. The first vaccine was administered on Jan. 4.

  • The hospital described the move as a “great step for the return to normalcy” and another move towards the digital transformation of the health care industry via VeChainThor blockchain.

  • E-HCert was first used in June 2020 for certifying COVID-19 tests results for more than 8,000 people arriving in Cyprus, said the Mediterranean Hospital.

  • “With every country trying to create its own app, the use of VeChainThor (via the E-HCert App) as a single and immutable source of truth brings value, versatility and convenience for the return to normalcy,” tweeted Dimitris Neocleous, ecosystem manager at VeChain in Limassol.

  • The app was developed by VeChain and I-Dante specifically for the hospital last May.

  • The technology is now expected to be used by the Aretaeio Hospital in Nicosia, according to the Cyprus Mail.

Read more: Cyprus Securities Regulator Trials Blockchain Oversight in OTC Markets

Related Stories