ICONLOOP (CEO Kim Jong-hyup), Korea’s leading blockchain company, has installed a blockchain-based Jeju-type tourism quarantine system’Jeju Safe Code’ in Jeju Special Self-Governing Province in about two months in full operation. It said that it has exceeded 10,000 people.
‘Jeju Relief Code’ is a system jointly developed by ICONLOOP and Jeju Island through a public-private partnership agreement, which can occur due to the local characteristics of Jeju Island, which has a high inflow of external visitors and high visit rates to places with high concentrations, and difficulty in tracking movement In preparation for such efforts, it attempted to establish a sustainable tourism prevention system optimized for tourist attractions. ICONLOOP and Jeju Island conducted a pilot operation of this system at public institutions and businesses near the Jeju Provincial Office in August last year, and have been operating in earnest since the end of the year.
Just two months after the full operation of the system, more than 40,000 businesses in the province are using the’Jeju Safety Code’, and the number of users has exceeded 340,000. The total number of uses also reached 2 million. In particular, it is not classified as a high-risk facility such as general restaurants and cafes, but its use rate is also high in businesses where a large number of visitors come and goes, so it is evaluated that it plays a big part in reinforcing the system of living quarantine in the province.
ICONLOOP officials cited convenient usability and interest and participation of residents and tourists as the biggest reason that the’Jeju Safe Code’ could spread quickly within a short period of time. Unlike the existing method of generating a QR code on a user’s mobile phone,’Jeju Safe Code’ allows quick and easy access authentication by simply photographing the QR code provided in the business site with a mobile phone. In the case of the’Jeju Relief Code App’, you can easily use it without signing up for a separate member, and business owners can also use it by providing only a printed QR code without installing a separate terminal or app, so it is convenient and less burdensome.
The strong point of this system is that it is impossible to forgery or alter visitor information using blockchain technology. When using’Jeju Relief Code’, personal identification information and visit record information are encrypted and stored in a distributed manner, and this access authentication information is used only for epidemiological investigation of confirmed cases.
ICONLOOP is continuously upgrading the’Jeju Relief Code’ through function updates for convenience of use. Currently, the’Jeju Relief Code App’ allows you to check the user’s authentication history directly, and a GPS function is also installed to prevent forgery and alteration of traffic lines more clearly. In the future, ICONLOOP plans to support the strengthening of the quarantine system in daily life by updating various functions to improve the convenience of users.
ICONLOOP CEO Kim Jong-hyup said, “I am proud that the’Jeju Security Code’ applying ICONLOOP’s blockchain technology is becoming a service that can be easily and conveniently used by many tourists and Jeju residents.” He added, “We will do our best to upgrade the system so that a tourism quarantine and life quarantine system can be established that all tourists can rest assured.”
Registration of the’Jeju Relief Code’ business site is possible at the Corona 19 situation room on the Jeju Provincial Office website. Users who visit the facility where the Jeju Relief Code is installed can use it by searching for’Jeju Relief Code’ in the Google Play Store (Android) or the App Store (iOS) and installing the app.
On the other hand, you can use this system through ICONLOOP’s DID identity authentication service’True’ app. If you shoot a QR code on the farm with the camera in the’True’ app, a’Jeju Security Code’ is issued based on the DID and stored in the user’s mobile phone terminal, and access authentication is possible without revealing personal information when visiting the farm. . You can also use the app after searching and installing’True’ on the Google Play Store or the App Store.
Author/ Translator: Jamie Kim
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