Australian state uses the blockchain for digitizing a driver’s license


The government of New South Wales, state in the South-East of Australia, uses the technology of the blockchain for the programme of digitization of driving licenses. The pilot version of the project TrustGrid, the official launch which is scheduled for 2019, will involve 140 000 drivers.

In cooperation with a technological partner of the state government, a local it company Secure Logic was developed, a blockchain platform that will support the initiative for the protection of data in distributed form.

In 2017, the project TrustGrid has been successfully tested by the government of Dubbo. The goal of this program is the use of a distributed network for authentication and storage of driver’s license – this will allow users to provide their digital credentials via the mobile app. Thus, drivers no longer need a physical card to prove your age and identity check by police or when visiting pubs and Nightclubs.

Earlier in may, a bill that legalized the governmental projects aimed to allow residents to provide license details in digital form, for example, through the technology of distributed registry.

This initiative meets the shared goal of the country to introduce the technology of the blockchain. In the framework of the Digital Economy Australian Federal Agency specializing in scientific research, working with IBM on the creation of a “national block” that allow companies to carry out transactions on the basis of intellectual legal contracts.

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