Could Blockchain Help with COVID-19 Crisis?

Mohamad Hassan Kassab, Valdemar Vicente Graciano Neto, Giuseppe Destefanis, Tarek Malas

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The novel coronavirus that causes the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread all over the world at an unprecedented rate. With growing recognition of the distributed nature of health services, the technology of blockchain has recently reached the impetus of the healthcare domain. This article provides: 1) a panoramic overview of existing solutions and scenarios incorporating blockchain to combat COVID-19 in the healthcare domain along with their benefits and challenges; as well as 2) a framework that will facilitate new research activities on this subject.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number9520215
Pages (from-to)44-50
Number of pages7
JournalIT Professional
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications


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