Low-tech solutions - QR Code Wallets

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Low-Tech Solutions – QR Code Wallets

Session: 16(C)

Convener: Lohan Spies Notes-taker(s): Lohan Spies

Discussion notes, key understandings, outstanding questions, observations, and, if appropriate to this discussion: action items, next steps:

We are developing a low-tech version of SSI using QR code wallets for end-users. The problem in Africa is that most people lack access to technology or the internet and furthermore we required a solution that doesn't depend on any technology. We ended up creating QR code wallets for users that act as their SSI wallet. COVID status updates are issued as credentials to the QR code wallet that can be verified through a custom-developed SSI Verifier Mobile application. The QR code is then used to access services such as transport, restaurants and many others where verifies can ascertain the COVID status of an individual. Most importantly though is that we need a mechanism to allow economic activity to be stimulated and our solution provides individuals with a low-tech solution while corporates only need to download a mobile application. Restarting the economy requires digital verifiable proof of one's COVID status to ensure the health and wellbeing of all others. Lastly, our solution provides track and trace capabilities that are not possible with any other solution.

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