Using CircuitBuilder to keep up with COVID-19

Dawn Code
June 20, 2020

Recently, CoinDesk posted an article, and tweeted about, a project to "disintermediate data" regarding COVID-19, noting that many people are skeptical of the data being released by national governments, including the US federal government.

COVID-19 is at the forefront of everyone's minds, over pretty much the entire globe. Access to up-to-date data is critical, and feeling comfortable that that data is accurate is high on the priority list as well. The current main source of data is being offered to users in a visual map, collected and presented by the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. Most resources that we have found for data ultimately use the same base data as the JH map.

When we read about the disintermediate data on the web site, we got excited. An API making coronavirus data available that speaks to many of us who are skeptical of data being released by large governmental entities. Even better, if you visit that site, you will find this sentence: "Todo is to certify this data on the blockchain."

What a great use case for CircuitBuilder! This is our specialty! We can create a component for this API quickly, and then create a circuit to take that data, hash it, write it to a blockchain, and for shits and giggles, post to Twitter (sssh! We have been working on a Twitter component in the quiet times between releases recently)


Let's look at what's going on in there.

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Dawn Code
Dawn Code has been described by some people as the "most passionate person" they have ever met. She identifies as an explorer, constantly redesigning the future through emerging technologies.