From the UK earlier this year, with the active introduction of COVID-19 vaccines around the world, the debate on the development and introduction of a vaccine passport will be further intensified. Meanwhile, the South Korean company is turning to the unusual decision to open up the source code and intellectual property rights of an already developed digital mobile solution to the public free of charge for the benefit of humanity and to support international cooperation to return to normal.
Although vaccine passports were on the G7 summit agenda, U.S. President Biden announced when he arrived in the United Kingdom at the G7 summit that he had announced a U.S. commitment to procure and distribute 500 million doses of Pfizer vaccine to developing countries for free.
GG56, a South Korean blockchain company, has already developed its own COVID-19 digital passport, Pass & Go, to speed up the return to our normal lives by removing protracted restrictions such as locks and social distance systems. global. And now, for the public interest and international cooperation, GG56 announced that it will release the Pass & Go source code and intellectual property rights to the public for free.
Pass & Go, blockchain-based vaccination and the COVID-19 test results review application, unlike many other vaccine passports, certify not only those vaccinated, but also those with a negative diagnostic test and those who have recovered from COVID. -19 and developed antibodies against the virus. The app then issues temporary digital passports to those who use blockchain technology, making data manipulation nearly impossible.
Pass & Go checks COVID-19 infection tests from certified medical facilities, such as hospitals and health centers, in addition to the results of self-diagnosis of home test kits. Because people who receive COVID-19 tests are usually notified of test results via text messages, Pass & Go automatically detects when users receive a text message stating that the diagnosis is negative and creates a certificate confirming that they have not been infected with COVID-19. The encrypted hash code is appended to the text sent from the medical facility’s SMS server, and Pass & Go checks its integrity and generates a certificate if nothing unusual is detected.
Therefore, even if any manipulation of the data takes place, the data will not be authenticated unless a standard passcode is added, which neutralizes the risk of false authentication due to forgery and greatly improves the convenience and credibility of using the application. In addition, given that 70% of COVID-19 earnings announcements are made via text messages around the world, it is fascinating that Pass & Go can be set up and used in the same way anywhere, even abroad. GG56 has patented significant intellectual property rights related to this system.
Pass & Go also provides a strong privacy protection system that cannot be compared to the DID method, which is authenticated through a central server. Pass & Go is a fully distributed authentication system where it requires only three types of data – UUID (Universally Unique Identifier), test date, and test results, all of which are encrypted hash codes in the block chain, making data falsification virtually impossible. Due to the low level of information required and data encryption, there is a low risk of leaking sensitive information such as personal information or medical history.
Pass & Go is the only authentication system that does not use a central server among other major authentication systems in the world. Nearly all current authentication systems classified as vaccine passports, such as the Israeli Green Passport and the Korean COOV, are centralized authentication systems that encrypt people’s personal and medical information that is imported from a central server. These authentication systems that use central server data cannot be without problems such as government data monopoly and big brother.
The Pass & Go service allows users to continue their basic socio-economic activities, such as commuting or school, as well as access to restaurants, tourist destinations, hotels, stadiums and concert halls, and even abroad. We can enjoy our daily lives again, just like before the COVID-19 pandemic.
GG56 also announced that it has signed business agreements with eight major Korean test suite companies, including Seegene and PCL. Working with these companies, GG56 promotes synergies between digital technology and the biotechnology industry and also strengthens the competitiveness of Korean diagnostic kit manufacturers.
Han Seung-soo, founder of GG56, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea and President of 56th The UN General Assembly session said: “The COVID-19 pandemic is an economic downturn in the global external economy. We cannot overcome this without stronger international cooperation. An unprecedented crisis has infected 182 million people and claimed 3.9 million lives (by 1 July).st), but caused a severe blow to the world economy and completely disrupted everyday life. To overcome the crisis, we must make full use of digital nuclear technology, which is the flower of the fourth industrial revolution. “
Recalling the two-day meeting of the UN General Assembly in June 2002, which he hosted to bridge the digital divide between developed and developing countries, he emphasized his determination to take part in ensuring that the digital divide did not take place during COVID-19. . Therefore, the GG56 must distribute and publish it free of charge to all countries, institutions and organizations in the public interest. GG56 publishes Pass & Go technology and source code in blockchain open source forums such as Git Hub or Smart Contracts, and authorizes the use of patents.
In addition to issuing digital passports to those who test negative for COVID-19, as well as to vaccinees, Pass & Go can also address the issues of inequality and reverse discrimination that have been raised during the introduction of the vaccine passport. Pass & Go is also advancing to expand its service to issue digital certificates for vaccinations not only for COVID-19 but also for other infectious diseases such as HIV, malaria, yellow fever and others.
The GG56 is a large data and blockchain platform designed to serve Global Good. The word GG56 means global good 5 oceans and 6 continents. GG is derived from the Han Seung bog, This is Global Good (YBM, Seoul 2015).