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South Korea’s Jeju Island implement new rules for visitors due to COVID-19 

South Korea’s Jeju Island implement new rules for visitors due to COVID-19 
  • One of the southern islands in South Korea, Jeju Island has become one of the biggest tourist destinations for Koreans over the years and on a yearly basis has around 15 million visitors. 
  • Now, with the advancement of technology and the introduction of blockchain, there will be new ways of identifying visitors to the resort.

One of the southern islands in South Korea, Jeju Island has become one of the biggest tourist destinations for Koreans over the years and on a yearly basis has around 15 million visitors. Now, with the advancement of technology and the introduction of blockchain, there will be new ways of identifying visitors to the resort.

Now, visitors will be required to use a decentralised identity blockchain technology-based application that will claim to offer private and secure COVID-19 contact tracing. Earlier this week, an announcement was made on the 19th of August that said that the province of the nation had reached an agreement with the blockchain company ICONLOOP in order to bring in the system.

From the start of this week, visitors to the island will be required to download the mobile application when arriving, as well as verifying their identity using a Korean telecom service. 

The application in question, Zzeung mobile app was designated as an initiative financial service by the financial services commission in Korea. This was in recognition of its own convenience and security. Interestingly enough, the island is actually well known for its adoption of new technologies such as bitcoin and blockchain.

If you are to go to the resort, you will need to set up fingerprint authentication, or at least a PIN code, which will be stored in a private blockchain network in a very secure manner. Unless a COVID-19 case is discovered, this data is kept private for the foreseeable future.

The director of health and welfare of the province in South Korea, Tae-bong Lim set the following on the island and the new rules:

“Through this new infectious disease prevention system, Jeju Island will be able to be reborn as a safe and representative tourist destination in Korea.”


It will be interesting to see how this situation plays out. For more news on this and other crypto updates, keep it with CryptoDaily!

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