Here's an interesting article discussing four examples where blockchain technology is helping governments assist citizens in adjusting to life with/after COVID-19.
The two examples that really caught my eye - making health insurance claims faster and easier to settle, and getting money to SMEs who need it MUCH faster. These are both 'use cases' that will be critical to our economic recovery from this pandemic.
More widespread use of blockchain could vastly improve how we manage better future disasters - check it out and let's keep track of whether these examples actually pan out.
"Xiang Hu Bao has been able to process claims and make payouts to participants quicker, due to the decentralized, trust-free nature of blockchain technology,” a Beijing-based Ant Financial spokesman told South China Morning Post. “Claim applicants can submit their supporting documents as evidence while investigation firms can get immediate access to them on the blockchain. All parties involved can see the entire process.”