San Marino Digital Covid Certificate now a reality

The San Marino General Council just approved VeChain’s eNFT backed vaccination passport that’s verifiable globally
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The San Marino General Council just approved VeChain’s eNFT backed vaccination passport that’s verifiable globally.

The Decree-Law no. 109 of June 16 was signed on Thursday and will allow the vaccinated citizens of San Marino to move freely in its territory. The launch of these passports wouldn’t have been possible without the collaboration of DNV, a Norwegian company that will provide digital assurance over the project.


“The San Marino Digital Covid Certificate is an important tool that aligns the Republic with the technological standards used by the European Union, assuring total interoperability while also adding a ‘universal’ certification method based on blockchain technology.”

Engineer Lorenzo Spadoni, President of San Marino Innovation

The system will work using non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and QR codes that can be scanned to certify veracity by connecting to an NFT on the VeChainThor public blockchain. The passport will also store data from test results and infections from the past among the vaccination certificate, which will be issued upon request from San Marino health authorities.

“The use of VeChain’s blockchain technology and, in particular, non-fungible tokens, makes it possible to increase confidence in the authenticity of the information, reducing the risk of counterfeiting.”

Renato Grottola, Global Director Growth and Innovation at DNV

The passport will contain two different QR codes. The first one can be scanned by authorities of the state and complies with the EU standards. The second one can be verified by anyone outside the European Union through an application where the blockchain-based eNFT certificate confirms its authenticity.

But what is VeChain?
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VeChain was created in 2015 by Sunny Lu, and at first was a secondary company of Bitse, one of the most important blockchain firms in China. The platform is built on top of the VeChainThor public blockchain and was created to deliver solutions for businesses all over the world. Many business applications already exist on its blockchain.

VeChain is a business-use blockchain network. Through the use of VeChain’s Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) feature called ToolChain, a business can create its blockchain-based solutions. The platform users can make transactions without needing to possess tokens, and each transaction is able to perform several functions.

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