San Marino has set up a blockchain-based green pass.
The green pass is a certificate valid in the European Union that certifies recovery from Covid, or negativity to Covid after a swab, or protection from the disease following the vaccine. Green certification will allow citizens to travel freely in the European Union and in the Schengen area . It officially entered into force yesterday, July 1st. However, the alarm has already sounded about the circulation of fake green passes. This is why blockchain can be useful.
The blockchain for the veracity of the green pass
As we read in an article from La Repubblica , since the green pass was approved, real offers have started on some Telegram chats to purchase a fake certification. The price is low: $ 150 to be paid in cryptocurrencies.
The problem is that at checks these certificates turn out to be true as they probably exploit flaws in data collection. In some cases, however, they are produced bearing names other than that of the person who requested them. Since these are activities that move on the dark web, for those who have tried to be a sly, all that remains is to realize that they have wasted their money.
In fact, these Telegram groups are born and die within a few days to avoid being traced and are resurrected under other names.
Using blockchain would help prevent these cases by making Europe a safer place. In fact, thanks to the authenticity and immutability of the data provided on the blockchain, it would be easy to verify whether the green pass holder has been vaccinated, recovered from Covid, or had a negative swab.
It will be increasingly needed as the green pass will most likely become a pass for many other activities, from work to entering the disco.
However, the number of so-called “no vaxes” is still very high, those who do not want to undergo vaccination and therefore would not be entitled to a green certificate.
This is why the blockchain intervenes. The case of San Marino is destined to make school
The San Marino case
San Marino, however, has decided to strengthen this pass. The San Marino digital Covid certificate (this is the full name) is in fact based on the blockchain , and specifically, on the VeChain blockchain.
Once again the small republic located in Italian territory shows itself at the forefront in terms of blockchain.
The certification will have two QR Codes to scan.
- a QR code will report the data compliant with the provisions of the EU green pass,
- a second QR code will demonstrate the validity of the certificate as it is associated with a unique and non-replicable NFT.
The choice to use NFTs and the VeChain blockchain will ensure that the certificate is easily verifiable even outside the European Union.
For the realization, the San Marino digital covid certificate (SM-dcc) national infrastructure was established, which is responsible for issuing and validating the certificates, ensuring their integrity.
The institution also issues public and private keys for the digital signature.
To realize this project were the independent DNV, the San Marino Innovation SpA, the ‘Institute for Social Security , the coordination of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Security , in collaboration with course VeChain .
Renato Grottola , global director of growth and innovation at Dnv explained:
“The San Marino digital covid certificate is an extremely portable digital certificate. Anyone can potentially perform the certificate verification operation, without the need to download a specific app. The use of VeChain’s blockchain technology and in particular of non-fungible tokens (NFT), allow to increase trust in the truthfulness of the information, while reducing the risk of counterfeiting “.
The president of San Marino Innovation, Lorenzo Spadoni, added:
” The San Marino digital covid certificate is an important tool”, he comments “which aligns the Republic with the technological standards used by the European Union, guaranteeing total interoperability, also adding a further ‘universal’ certification method based on blockchain”.
The Secretariat of State for Health and Social Security of the Republic of San Marino announces that the project required close collaboration between the bodies involved, but in a few weeks the certificates were created, which must now be made available to citizens. .
The meetings were virtual as the team members are divided between San Marino, Milan, Bologna and Catania. Furthermore, the body adds, the project was appreciated both by the WHO Region of Europe and by the Russian fund Rdif precisely for its double QR, the guarantee offered by the blockchain and the no need for a dedicated app.
This suggests that this type of green pass on the blockchain could also be adopted outside San Marino.
Here’s What’s Next for Chainlink, Curve, Skale, The Graph, THORchain and VeChain, According to Analyst Michaël van de Poppe
Crypto strategist and trader Michaël van de Poppe has high hopes for a handful of altcoins amid Bitcoin’s (BTC) recent rally to new all-time highs.
In a new strategy session, the prominent trader begins by outlining his latest analysis on the native asset of the decentralized price feed service Chainlink (LINK).
“At this stage I think that Chainlink is still in the area of interest if you want to get a position on this one. I think that’s completely fine, it’s just ready for a breakout.”
At time of writing, LINK is valued at $28.79, up 5% on the day but flat over the past week, according to CoinGecko.
Next on the trader’s list is Curve DAO Token (CRV), the asset powering the automated market maker protocol of the same name.
He expects the coin to move sideways in the short-term before a fresh breakout begins.
“Curve has been seeing this beautiful retest here, a beautiful structure in which we are most likely going to see continuation towards resistance here, before we have some slight consolidative periods towards the area here and then we are going to break out at some stage later.”
CRV is priced at $2.90 at time of writing, down slightly from its weekly high of $3.05.
Next, van de Poppe looks at the decentralized application (DApp) protocol Skale (SKL), which is designed to help developers bypass congestion on the Ethereum network.
He thinks SKL will begin to rise next month.
“We are most likely in November going to have this breakout towards… 1400 sats before we are going to have the new impulse, new probably final impulse wave, on Skale.”
Right now SKL is going for $0.34, up 11% from its 7-day low but down 25% from the high of $0.42, according to CoinGecko.
Van de Poppe next analyzes the chart for decentralized blockchain indexer The Graph.
“This one is also on the list. [It] has been underperforming in the past months, and actually in 2021 has seen [only] one impulse wave. But if support sustains here… if it continues to make higher lows, then there is a most likely breakout going to take place.”
Currently GRT is valued at $0.88, down 5% from its weekly high but up over 30% from its low of $0.70.
The crypto analyst says he’s looking for the decentralized cross-chain liquidity protocol THORchain (RUNE) to post a higher low, which would suggest another move to the upside is in order.
“When I see this big bounce back up I’m assuming that we’re going to grant ourselves some slight consolidation, grant ourselves a higher low, and then we start continuing.”
RUNE is going for $8.71 at time of writing according to CoinGecko, which is just shy of its weekly high after a low of $7.25.
As for the supply chain platform VeChain (VET), van de Poppe says he’s sticking to his prediction at the beginning of October and looking for the coin to fall to at least 0.00000149 BTC [0.094] before a sustainable uptrend can begin.
“Still waiting on VeChain (VET) to hit those levels.”
VeChain (VET) Stake Holders Have Spoken Mainnet Upgrade by End of October
VeChain’s stakeholders have spoken. The all-stakeholder vote to implement the first phase of PoA2.0 on the VeChainThor mainnet has ended with an overwhelming majority of 737 voting of ‘Agree’ Thank you for taking part! Mainnet will be upgraded by the end of Oct.
Community Response: When Coinbase listing? Look – VET is on Binance and what is currently #1 Crypto Exchange? Why would we need Coinbase listing when we are already on the Top.
Excellent work team. Are you able to provide an estimate of a completed POA 2.0 upgrade? Even if a loose estimate? End of October they said. I think the end of October only refers to this particular step in the upgrade, not the entire POA2.0 migration.
Vexchange=done, poa2.0=done, price=0.12 Seems 0.26 is the top. I enjoyed the ride.
The all-stakeholder vote to implement the first phase of PoA2.0 on the VeChainThor Mainnet has ended with an overwhelming majority of 737 voting of ‘Agree.’
What are the direct benefits for enterprises after Phase one is launched on Mainnet? What difference does it make for your node? Is it more security or more TPS? Now we are getting somewhere.
Otherwise, Sunny Lu, CEO and Founder of VeChain stated “Everything is connected or to be connected.” BMW x DHL x VeChain.
The good news is that DHL has chosen the VeChainThor blockchain for their NFT collection. As a trend pioneer, DHL China has permitted everyone to customize the DHL mascot and mint it as a NFT on the VeChainThor blockchain.
Community Response: You’re not an NFT company man, begin announcing supply chain contracts.
This is just the beginning of a robust eNFT ecosystem and VeChain are looking forward to future collabs with the DHL team.
You are not an NFT company man, start announcing supply chain contracts.
$VET prediction for short – mid-term is looking really bullish. Bullish cross 20 and 55 EMA in daily time frame.
Was expecting something a little more exciting than this. Is it really worth announcing? Shows a good partnership with DHL China but that’s about it. Who would want to customise and mint the DHL Mascot? At least provide some substance to the ‘news.’
VeChain has a growing expertise from years of live commercial use cases, which ensures that VeChain will play an ever more vital role in tackling the challenges of global food equality in delivering United Nations SDGs. Apart from this, VeChain has been doing a lot in terms of improving the competitive advantage for sustainable brands. The possibilities with VeChain are improved because of its capabilities to create and deploy smart contracts on VeChain.
Top Crypto Analyst Unveils Massive Polkadot Prediction, Issues Cardano, Solana and VeChain Price Alert
Crypto strategist Michaël van de Poppe is extremely bullish on Polkadot (DOT), while warning several popular altcoins may face further corrections.
The trader and analyst tells his 442,000 Twitter followers that DOT appears “programmed” to rise above $100 in the current market cycle.
Using a Fibonacci extension model, he outlines $75 and $115 as potential targets.
“If we assume that the area around $37 is going to hold as we are into a bull cycle, you could wonder whether you could be getting into the markets already or whether there’s a retest. So you derive a potential scenario of potential lows and potential gains. So for you, the [upside] targets are $75 to $115…
If you analyze the fact that we are going to sustain at around $38, then the potential loss and invalidation is this previous low at $32.”
As for Cardano (ADA), Van de Poppe says the fifth-largest crypto asset by market cap is sending bearish signals on the Bitcoin (BTC) chart.
“Cardano against Bitcoin is showing heavy run-up, bearish divergence here, and currently showing weakness resulting in overall downwards momentum.”
The cryptocurrency analyst says that a buying opportunity may present itself if support around 0.00002930 BTC holds, which is worth about at $1.75 at time of publishing.
“The crucial area that I want to see sustained is overall this level [at $1.75]. If that is going to hold here, which I might find tricky, then I’m looking for anything in these regions for potential long entries.
If that one is lost, I think we’re going to look at the area around 0.0000150 BTC [$0.90] and 0.00002 [$1.19] BTC before we’re going to get bullish all over again.”
Next up, Van de Poppe says he expects Solana (SOL) to experience “heavy correction.” According to the crypto analyst, the ideal opportunity would be after Solana corrects by about 67%, falling to around the 0.00135 BTC level on the SOL/BTC chart, which is currently valued at $80.40.
“Solana, same picture. Heavy correction most likely going to take place.
I practically have one area that I’m looking at to buy Solana at this point. It’s this region (0.00135 BTC). I’m not interested in Solana until there. That’s a corrective move of 67%.”
The cryptocurrency analyst also looks at supply chain management blockchain VeChain (VET), which he says is trending downwards.
“What we can see in this cycle too is that we are making lower highs [and] lower lows. And we are also rejecting previous support for resistance all the time.”
According to Van de Poppe, the “best potential entry point” on the VET/BTC chart is either the 0.00000110 BTC level or at 0.00000150 BTC, worth $0.066 and $0.089, respectively.
“Best potential entry point for me is around 0.00000110 BTC [$0.066]. I’m looking at an entry point in this region. If we get there in November and December, that would be absolutely amazing if that is going to be hit.
Second one – that’s this entire zone that we have here. We dipped in it already and that is the zone around 0.00000150 BTC [$0.089].”