March 31, 2023

Coronavirus alert doctor dead to Ethereum smart contract

Ethereum created a smart contract dedicated to Li Wenliang - the Chinese doctor who first warned about the impending epidemic of coronavirus. Yesterday, he died in a hospital in Wuhan.

The smart contract code contains a biographydead doctor. The immutability of the Ethereum blockchain will also allow perpetuating the fact that it was Wenliang who sounded the alarm about an unknown virus at the end of December, as warned by his colleagues. Subsequently, the police called him for “preventive” interrogation and recommended not to sow panic.

The news of his death instantly turned out to be the most discussed topic in the Chinese social network Weibo - the number of views on the hashtag # Dr.LiWenliangPassedAway exceeded one billion.

However, after a while he went down on the list of popular topics, and the hashtag, urging the government to apologize to the doctor, was completely blocked.

Recall, because of the coronavirus epidemic, the Chinese authorities are demanding the closure of a large Bitcoin mining farm.