Australian Government to Use Blockchain in Driver License Scheme
September 10, 2018 3:53 pm
According to the reports, Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) government has announced that it will use blockchain for a new initiative. The blockchain technology will be used here for a state-wide test of its driver license digitization program which is scheduled for November.
The government has announced that it will conduct the pilot for 140,000 license holders in the state before the from a formal roll-out in 2019. Secure Logic is the technological partner of the project and one of IT companies in the country. The IT company announced that its blockchain platform would support the initiative to secure data in a distributed fashion.
The blockchain network named ‘TrustGrid’ has already been trailed in a preliminary pilot. The pilot of the scheme was conducted in the state’s Dubbo city last year. The new initiative aims to use a distributed network to authenticate and to store the driver license data. Through this new method, users can present their digital credentials via a mobile application. The drivers will be no longer required to carry physical licenses to prove their ages and identities when checked by police or entering pubs and clubs.
The new program follows a law which is passed in May that granted the legality of governments projects. The bill has asked to let residents present license data digitally through the blockchain network. The new initiative is one of the countries overall goals of adopting blockchain and distributed ledger technology.