The pandemic of COVID-19 is pushing laboratory technicians through the struggles of adopting blockchain technologies nowadays. Therefore, it is essential to clarify first what blockchain means. Blockchain consists of the words “block” and “chain” and describes a digital record of transactions of individual documents, which are called “blocks”, and a single list of the blocks that are chain-linked together. Verify, secure, and share data and manage cross-border transactions: those are the building blocks of blockchain technology. As a peer-to-peer based topology, a blockchain consists of ledger technology, which allows two essential factors: the global data storage on thousands of servers and its real-time access. Thanks to these two factors, it is complicated for one user to control the network.
What’s new in development: The topic of security with blockchain technology
We have developed a first simple interface to securely bring data into the blockchain as hash. The fields to be signed are freely definable (whether customer name, address, quality characteristics, delivery details,…), from which an immutable and unique hash is formed and incorporated into the blockchain, seamlessly, immediately and at the lowest possible Price. The data can be checked against the blockchain at a later date to prove the authenticity and integrity of the certificate.
Both submission and verification are available, providing a secure certificate of data as well as a simple QRCode that needs to be scanned to facilitate the verification process.
- No more falsification of certificates, delivery documents, documents possible
- You can hash your quality data, measurement data, you can save it to the blockchain forever