Blockchain industry under epidemic situation: ideal is trust, reality is empowerment

Author: Joyce

Source: Blockchain Outpost

During the Spring Festival, the epidemic was raging, and the rising number of confirmed diagnoses put the whole country in a state of tension and affected all walks of life to varying degrees. Blockchain companies are also actively donating gifts to help areas with severe epidemics. But this epidemic also brought us some thoughts.

Belated "Technical Support"

Facing the attack of the epidemic, on January 23, Kuaishou Technology donated 100 million yuan to the Wuhan Municipal Government; on January 24, the Tencent Charity Foundation announced a donation of 300 million yuan, and JD announced that it would donate 1 million medical treatments to Wuhan in batches. Masks and 60,000 pieces of medical supplies; On January 25, ByteDance announced a donation of 200 million yuan to the China Red Cross Foundation, Alibaba announced the establishment of a special fund of 1 billion yuan for medical supplies, and even Apple CEO Cook also stated that Apple will provide Organizations donate money to help people affected by coronavirus.

What about blockchain companies? On January 26, Zhao Changpeng tweeted that Binance had promised to provide 10 million yuan to help people infected with the new coronavirus in Wuhan. On the same day, some exchanges announced donations and donations. January 27 is the day when the blockchain companies have the most concentrated voice. Du Xiaoman, Huobi, FunChain Technology, Eurotech Group, Hangzhou 33 Complex Midea, Tiger Fu Group, etc. have issued donation statements, and the media have also started reporting these donations. information.

In the face of each disaster, it is almost common for companies to donate materials, and it has even become part of the public relations behavior of some enterprises. This is not much comment. However, it is clear that traditional Internet companies have applied big data, artificial intelligence and 5G technologies to fight the epidemic, and blockchain technology has failed to play a more effective role in a timely manner.

Lilac Garden quickly launched “Real-time Epidemic Situation” on January 21 to update relevant data and information in a timely manner. As of now, the page has been viewed more than 1.4 billion times. On January 23, WeChat launched the "Hot Clinic Map" urgently, so that citizens who need to do related inspections can accurately find the designated hospitals and hospitals with hot clinics. The combined temperature measurement system of AI and infrared has completed R & D and launched on the 10th, and responded to the peak flow of people returning to the city during the epidemic. More than 20 disinfection robots of Titanium Robot Company have been “posted” in 6 hospitals in Wuhan. Many technology companies are making use of their advantages to provide "technical assistance".

And we are currently seeing the Nansha District Epidemic Prevention and Control Collaboration System that is already operating online. The system was launched on February 2nd and is based on the "Nansha City Brain", which is used to summarize and integrate various types of epidemic prevention information such as key personnel, latest epidemic data, and resource scheduling. It is reported that the entire R & D took only 72 hours.

Secondly, there is the nation's first blockchain epidemic surveillance platform launched by Lianfei Technology yesterday. The platform tracks the progress of new coronavirus pneumonia in various provinces and cities across the country in real time, and its data is comprehensively reported by the National Health Commission, provincial health commissions and authoritative media. It is reported that the "epidemic data", "rumor rumor" and "disease knowledge" will be written into the WingChain blockchain platform through the data chain operation. Corresponding to the unique transaction hash, users can view the relevant raw data on the chain at any time. .

When Hubei Red Cross Society was in doubt, FunChain Technology announced on February 4 that it would launch a "charitable donation management traceability platform" with companies such as Fosun Group and Xiong'an Group, and invite major donations through the alliance's blockchain network. Institutions and foundations put data on the chain, improve information transparency and credibility, trace and manage the donated materials and use of donated funds by various enterprise teams, and optimize the material distribution process.

On January 25th, Hangzhou Complex Beauty launched a blockchain charity platform The platform is mainly used to store certificates and record donation information.

In fact, although the blockchain has been very hot before, the technology is still in the early stages of the industry, and it may not be able to give effective help in a timely manner like other technologies. But under limited conditions, can blockchain companies do more?

How can "trust machine" "production trust"?

At the beginning of the epidemic, some people suggested that this was a new virus that was exactly the same as the original SARS. Later, these people were interviewed. According to regulations, the release of government information such as major infectious disease epidemics must be implemented in strict accordance with the prescribed authority and procedures. The layer-by-layer review process on the one hand ensures the reliability of information and avoids social panic, and on the other hand misses the best defense time. It's no wonder that netizens will question the government and the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conceal reports and fail to disclose data in a timely manner.

Faced with large-scale fundraising from all walks of life, we have once again seen the various doubts and trust crises that the Red Cross Society did not make public in time for donation information. Some netizens burst out and bought masks that they donated to Wuhan, which is really a dramatic thing. It is not difficult to remember the last time of the Wenchuan earthquake, the Red Cross was also in such a state of peril. In front of each catastrophe, the Red Cross has been subjected to a "ling chi".

The cost of trust is high. The decentralized distributed bookkeeping method of the blockchain has been known as a machine that builds "trust". At present, attempts have also been made in government affairs such as electronic certificates, real estate registration, industrial and commercial registration, but the scope of application of the blockchain It can be broader, especially in the areas of people's livelihood such as medical care, education, and diet. The public needs a certain degree of data to be publicly available. This way of bringing social value is the best way for the blockchain to win the public.

But how can we better play the role of the "trust machine" of the blockchain? This is a long-term problem, because complete decentralization is difficult, and the reason why blockchain is called a "trust machine" is because of the nature of decentralization. However, China's current "multicentricity" trend is also an improvement. The ability to break the "information islands" of local governments and credit bureaus is the beginning of convenience.

Blockchain has to go through more "combat tests"

The former deputy director of the Cyberspace Office Peng Bo published an article saying that field-tested artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud computing, big data, edge computing, Internet of Things and other digital technologies ("ABCDEI" digital technologies) will be used in economic society Develop the main battlefield to accelerate application implementation.

The epidemic has had a major impact on small, medium and micro enterprises, and isolation and current limiting have made many companies unable to survive. In response, Beijing has introduced 16 measures to deal with the impact of pneumonia of new coronavirus infections to promote the sustainable and healthy development of small and medium-sized enterprises, including the construction of a blockchain-based supply chain debt and debt platform for small and medium-sized enterprises participating in government procurement and state-owned enterprises procurement Micro-enterprises provide rights-financing financing services.

Yesterday, Document 2020 was released. The document points out that a national digital village trial will be carried out, relying on existing resources to build agricultural and rural big data centers, and accelerate modern information technologies such as the Internet of Things, big data, blockchain, artificial intelligence, fifth-generation mobile communication networks, and smart weather in the agricultural field. Applications.

Judging from the latest information released, the enabling industry is still the future technological direction of the blockchain. From everyone's shouting "MLM" to today's national strategic position, the blockchain almost died several times. The current blockchain is like a newcomer who has just passed the "internship period". After formal "entry", it will definitely face more challenges, but more opportunities. How to develop into the next "BAT" among these opportunities is what blockchain companies need to think about and keep exploring.

The ideal of the blockchain is social trust, and the real responsibility is to empower the industry.