Published on in Vol 7, No 4 (2021): April

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/26460, first published .
Test, Trace, and Put on the Blockchain?: A Viewpoint Evaluating the Use of Decentralized Systems for Algorithmic Contact Tracing to Combat a Global Pandemic

Test, Trace, and Put on the Blockchain?: A Viewpoint Evaluating the Use of Decentralized Systems for Algorithmic Contact Tracing to Combat a Global Pandemic

Test, Trace, and Put on the Blockchain?: A Viewpoint Evaluating the Use of Decentralized Systems for Algorithmic Contact Tracing to Combat a Global Pandemic

Moritz Platt 1, BSc, MSc;  Anton Hasselgren 2, BSc, MSc;  Juan Manuel Román-Belmonte 3, MD, PhD;  Marcela Tuler de Oliveira 4, BSc, MSc;  Hortensia De la Corte-Rodríguez 5, MD, PhD;  Sílvia Delgado Olabarriaga 4, MSc, PhD;  E Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán 6, 7, MD, PhD;  Tim Ken Mackey 8, 9, MAS, PhD

1 Department of Informatics, King's College London , London , GB

2 Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim , NO

3 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hospital Central de la Cruz Roja San José y Santa Adela , Madrid , ES

4 Department of Epidemiology and Data Science, Amsterdam UMC , Amsterdam , NL

5 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, La Paz University Hospital , Madrid , ES

6 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, La Paz University Hospital , Madrid , ES

7 Osteoarticular Surgery Research, Hospital La Paz Institute for Health Research, IdiPAZ , Madrid , ES

8 Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health, School of Medicine, UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA, US

9 BlockLAB, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA, US

Corresponding Author:

  • Tim Ken Mackey, MAS, PhD
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health
  • School of Medicine
  • UC San Diego
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  • A124
  • La Jolla, CA
  • US
  • Phone: 1 951-491-4161
  • Email: tmackey@ucsd.edu