Seoul to Launch Blockchain-based citizen cards

The city of Seoul in South Korea is allegedly planning to implement the blockchain technology in citizen cards. It was reported by Queen.co.kr the Mayor of Seoul, Park Won-soon spoke at the Korea Future Forum (KFF) 2019 & Blockchain Tech Show Won-soon announced his plans to ‘’provide new services combining innovative technologies such as AI and Blockchain.’’

Won-soon highlighted the role of blockchain in storing data, noting that the value of data “has become even more important than before.” Mayor Won-soon continued that the value of data has become more important than before. “Seoul city will collect urban and administrative data based on the world’s best ICT infrastructure and combine it with innovative technologies such as AI and blockchains to provide new services that have not been available before,” he said.

Won-soon continued ‘’One of the global issues today is smart city, which uses innovative technology to lead the future society such as blockchain, big data, and AI.’’ It was reported that the city of Seoul has already provided innovative administrative services, including mobile-based voting systems that are blockchain-powered. The Mayor continued, ‘’We have built a system that prevents blocking and tampering with in the whole process of mobile voting by embedding blockchain technology in mobile voting system.’’

He further revealed that Seoul will implement blockchain technology in its citizen cards – “We will implement a blockchain integrated authentication system in Seoul citizen’s card and expand the base for easy access to various administrative services,” Park said. “Seoul city will make the leap into the world’s best “smart city” that will transform the paradigm of urban administration based on innovative technologies such as blockchain and big data.”

(via online translation credit to Queen.co.kr)