A technology company has revealed the winners of its coronavirus-focused hackathon, with the winning team of each category receiving a 3,000-euro prize for their efforts.
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in which severe body intoxication and problems with the respiratory and digestive systems are noted.
While the earliest signs of this recent strain of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) trace back to late December in the Hubei province of China in the city of Wuhan, the virus has since become an invisible threat shared across geographical, political and cultural boundaries.
A coronavirus is a type of virus that originally transfers from animals to humans, causing a range of illnesses from the common cold to more severe diseases such Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV). While not as deadly as the 2002–2003 SARS outbreak on a per-case basis, COVID-19 (the disease produced by the virus) is much more infectious and poses a particular threat to the elderly and individuals with preexisting immuno-compromised conditions.
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the world’s financial markets (including the crypto asset class) have seen their sharpest drops in years, hundreds of thousands of cases around the world have been confirmed with over 14,000 reported deaths (at the time of writing) and governments are working around the clock to mitigate the risk of widespread collapse of health care systems. This is an exponential threat.
At Cointelegraph, we are paying close attention to the pandemic and its impact on technology, society and politics.
Timothy Lane says the central bank is developing a CBDC at "a good pace.”6501
Blockchain-based apps used to store COVID-19 data may not be as private as they seem.7056
Stone Ridge follows MicroStrategy in going big on BTC as a report puts the indirect cost of Coronavirus at $16 trillion.16343
IBM’s new blockchain-based COVID-19 application puts privacy first.6000
Tripadvisor experience marketplace Viator has partnered with ShareRing to facilitate payments and store travelers sensitive information.6678
Developing self-sovereign identity should be a leading priority for every company, legislator and investor engaged in the security industry.7680
Blockchain-supported decentralization has a chance to improve the difficulties for pharmaceutical and life sciences supply chains.4895
Bitcoin’s stability throughout an eventful week shows traders are confident that the bullish uptrend will resume soon.19765
Freelancing websites often offer slow payment terms and punishing commission fees — but a crypto-focused rival aims to change all of that.23990
$1,200 checks for Americans will definitely feature in any deal, says Steven Mnuchin, as DXY weakness opens up opportunities for Bitcoin gains.9121
Singapore continues to apply blockchain in its public administration.3808
Physical crypto events come back, but with a set of strict COVID-19 measures.2748
COVID-19 has forced businesses around the world to adapt to new ways as crypto companies embrace the “decentralized normal.”7133
Blockchain and cryptocurrency have great potential to help us, especially in these challenging times of the global coronavirus outbreak.5248