The outbreak of this new corona-virus Covid-19 and the different measures taken by the different governments showed us that one of the most effective one is quickly identifying sick people and their possible contacts. This is one of the main reasons why the mortality rate in South Korea is the lowest in the whole world. Being able to identify quickly potential infected people and put them in quarantine before even any signs of infection are visible are crucial in handling illness with long incubation periods like Covid-19. Some governments decided to go into people's GPS coordinates data, gathered by their mobile operators in order to address this problem. Others decided to urge their population to get GPS bracelets in order to be under constant monitoring. All of these measures violate severely the privacy of the people, the freedom and anonymity. So we in Mimirium came up with a better solution that can also address this issue and resolve it without compromising these basic human rights – Mimirium Anti-Pandemic Private Tracker.
What it does
Mimirium Anti-Pandemic Private Tracker Tracker is an ecosystem of different tools (mobile apps, anonymization and aggregation nodes, web-based interface for medical staff and blockchain) that has one major aim – to track privately without violating GDPR and other privacy legislations users who joined the network and after that in case of a proven infection to execute a computation over this distributed network to identify users who were in the same place at the same time with the infected person within a certain time frame. All users who were in a possible contact with the infected person will receive a message that indicates a possible infection and urges them to go to a medical facility for testing. Tracking people 24/7 with GPS is something that could truly violate their privacy, so in our system users track themselves and keep this data securely encrypted into their own devices. No one else can access this data except them. All computations are done on users’ devices so no raw data is transmitted in the process. Everything is encrypted with end to end and homomorphic encryption in order to keep full privacy and anonymity.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
A lot of heavy-tech technologies that we have to work with and make work them work in a stable system. We had to solve a lot of different problems.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Participated in several different pitching competitions. Awarded as the best blockchain start-up in Gitex FutureStars 2018 competition in Dubai, Selected as an associated partner for National Statistics Institute of Bulgaria in WPL Trusted Smart Statistics part of ESSnet on BD II of EUROSTAT.
What I learned
You need a great team to acieve great things.
What's next for Mimirium Anti-pandemic Private Tracker
We hope we get the attention of some governments who still respect people's privacy and anonymity.
Try It out
.net, angular.js, blockchain, c#, docker, homomorphicencryption, kubernetes, mongodb, nginx, node.js, xamarin