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Kadena Launches Blockchain App to Verify COVID-19 Tests, Token Listed on Bittrex

Kadena, a blockchain project born out of a group of ex-JPMorgan bankers, has released a new app created that can verify COVID-19 tests are not fake — by letting users track test kits using QR codes.

Also this week, Kadena’s token (KDA), has been listed on its first cryptocurrency exchange with one of the world’s largest at Bittrex Global, with initial trading pairs including Bitcoin and Tether.

“Kadena‘s plan is to use QR codes to track the kits from the manufacturer to the healthcare provider, making it harder to swap out the real tests for fake ones and ensure the authenticity of coronavirus tests,” said Kadena founder and CEO Will Martino to Cointelegraph.

The company’s distributed app (Dapp) will be used to confirm the authenticity of coronavirus tests by using QR codes to track the kits from the manufacturer to the healthcare provider. The medical personnel can then use the QR code, the test kit information, and the patient’s test results to create a patient’s record. This record can be stored on Kadena’s blockchain which can be accessed anywhere.

COVID-19 Test Tracker by Kadena from Taylor Rolfe on Vimeo.

In addition to ensuring data integrity, the Kadena App will also help researchers, academics, and government officials to understand the demographics of the spread of the disease. The Dapp is already available on Kadena’s testnet, and users with no prior knowledge of blockchain technology can use the app, developers who want to access the data stored on it can do so as well without using Kadena’s tokens or wallet.

Kadena raised more than $15 million through three token sales last year after spinning out of JPMorgan’s Blockchain Center for Excellence.

Richard Kasteleinhttps://www.the-blockchain.com
In his 20s, he sailed around the world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called, 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Seas' travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently lives in Groningen, the Netherlands where he has set down his anchor to raise a family and write. Founder and publisher of industry publication Blockchain News (EST 2015) and director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) – Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He has written over 2500 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published in Harvard Business Review, Venturebeat, Wired, The Guardian and a number of other publications. Kastelein has an Honorary Ph.D. and is Chair Professor of Blockchain at China's first blockchain University in Nanchang at the Jiangxi Ahead Institute software and Technology. He has over a half a decade experience judging and rewarding some 1000+ innovation projects as an EU expert for the European Commission's SME Instrument programme as a startup assessor and as a startup judge for the UK government's Innovate UK division. Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology at over 50 events in 30+ cities.
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