On April 29, it has been reported in an announcement that the new app Tracy will be supported by the Matic Network for contact tracing and quarantine management, as the solution also uses decentralized data storage solution, Aicumen’s MóiBit, to store sensitive data.
As per the announcement, Tracy is the first blockchain-based solution that was developed for quarantine management and contact tracing. The application is meant to let users understand how likely they are to have come in contact with somebody who tested positive for the coronavirus.
Tracy also help citizens to measure the likelihood of having come in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. It also allows collection of primary health symptom data from the citizen users from the app. An authorities app can interact through QR codes with other citizens in the real world to confirm health status.
COVID19 pandemic contact tracing Dapp @GetTracyApp chooses Matic! Tracy enables safe movement & helps health professionals manage their #COVID19 response. In-app transactions will be powered by Matic & data storage enabled by our partner @moibitio. 👉 https://t.co/Qpb05A5TVV https://t.co/c2B4M1KyfD pic.twitter.com/JDWp33WHzs — Matic (@maticnetwork) April 29, 2020
Also, the application is meant to let users understand how likely they have come in contact with somebody who tested positive for the coronavirus. Matic is a second-layer scalability solution, which uses side chains to move computation off-chain, the solution supports the Plasma network alongside a network of proof-of-stake validators for asset safety. Using MóiBit, users completely own and manage their data in a private yet secure way.
As the world struggles with the ongoing pandemic, the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry aiming to help address the issues and capitalize on the crisis. There’s no known cure till now for COVID-19 and there will be no vaccine against the coronavirus that causes it for at least a year, leaving medical practitioners, researchers and innovators to try and find ways of mitigating its impact and blockchain solution providers are finding new fronts to pitch in.
Resources On TRACY
Mobile app repository: https://github.com/moibit/tracy-mobile-app