ICONLOOP received a commendation from the government of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province on Friday for contributing to the province’s COVID-19 quarantine efforts with its blockchain-based contract tracing app Jeju Safety Code.
Developed by ICONLOOP and the provincial government, Jeju Safety Code is a “Jeju-style tourism quarantine system,” optimized for the island province, Korea’s top tourist destination.
“To use the Jeju Safety Code app, visitors scan a QR code at a business or tourist destination. Business owners can place QR codes throughout their facilities, allowing people to check in without congregating or forming a line. Users do not need to sign up for an account to check in. When a visitor checks in, their location is authenticated, without the business needing to store any of their personal information.”
Since its launch in December of 2020, Jeju Safety Code has become Jeju’s top contract tracing service. With 900,000 monthly users, the app is deployed in 56,000 businesses (95% local coverage), where it has recorded a total of 90 million visits.
Last month, ICONLOOP added vaccination status information to ZZEUNG, its blockchain-based authentication service using the “MyID” DID solution.
As ZZEUNG also includes Jeju Safety Code, this lets users easily certify their visit and prove their vaccination status, as required by Korea’s bolstered quarantine protocols.
Residents of South Korea must show a “quarantine pass” — digital proof that you’ve been vaccinated — to enter restaurants, cafes, bars, gyms, movie theaters and other public places.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t remind readers that “users to ZZEUNG verify their details by using MyID’s decentralized ID environment, which utilizes the public ICON blockchain.”
Jeju Safety Code has even been incorporated into Shinhan pLay, Shinhan Card’s popular mobile financial platform with over 6 million users.
Shinhan pLay users can now use Jeju Safety Code’s scan function within the Shinhan pLay platform itself.