Wharton Hackathon

Wharton Hackathon

The COVID-19 outbreak has revealed a global lack of verifiable, timely and trusted data in our global data supply chain — including data on virus outbreaks, physical goods, protective measures and equipment, and related analytics. Simply put: data is vital for informed decision-making across multiple industries around the globe. Likewise, COVID-19 is having a significant on employment, companies, and markets. Our goal is to identify and analyze data to help the public, researchers, and policymakers better understand the impact of the pandemic on the global economy and financial markets.

Prompt: How has COVID-19 affected different aspects of the global economy and financial markets?

MiPasa and Stevens Center at Wharton Join Forces in the Fight Against COVID-19

The Stevens Center at Wharton is pleased to announce our joint collaboration with MiPasa, a blockchain-based data control and communications system engaged in the fight against COVID-19. Working in partnership with IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and others, the consortium aims to address a key problem facing scientists and researchers: lack of integration of verified data sources that can be used with confidence. The data is sourced from the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control, and numerous other official sources. The platform leverages the IBM Blockchain Platform and IBM Cloud, and will make sophisticated data analytics and privacy tools available on a Hyperledger platform. One of the major benefits of using a blockchain platform is that it allows multiple parties to collaborate over the validity of rapidly-evolving coronavirus data. Working together, the collaboration will fight to identify and scale responses and solutions in the global war against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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