Article: New York rolls out COVID-19 passports based on IBM blockchain technology

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New York rolls out COVID-19 passports based on IBM blockchain technology

New York has rolled out a so-called COVID-19 passport based on IBM Corp.’s blockchain-based digital health pass technology. The app, called “Excelsior Pass,” is the first of its kind to go live in the U.S. It will allow people to use a QR code to prove their COVID-19 vaccination status.

In a growing trend, some venues are now requesting proof of vaccination for entry, and in New York state, those who have been vaccinated can hold larger gatherings such as weddings.

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