Ohio Officials Seek Blockchain for Identity Trial

Nishanth Shetty

September 14, 2018 5:02 pm

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According to the reports, the city of Dublin, Ohio, is focusing on blockchain technology to experiment with the personal identification platform. Dublin, a suburb of Ohio’s state capital, Columbus has announced the initiative taken by the government. Last month it revealed its work by publishing a request for proposal (RFP) document. Dublin has aimed to become the latest Municipal government to explore possible public-sector applications.

The city has announced its purpose of testing blockchain by developing a database. This database will be allowing local officials to create a secure, private system. The system would collect and store personal information and preferences and also organize an internal “token of value.” One of the use cases will enable registered users to submit votes on the network and see an aggregated result of votes.

The document stated that in order to begin, the city aims to prove the viability of identity, primary voting, opinion survey, and a token of some random value. Ohio thinks that more robust applications of blockchain may become commonplace. The city also expects to establish a base technical foundation where it would build additional functionality. Using this project, Ohio citizens can develop skills and expertise around this emerging technology.

The city included that it did not require a specific budget. Dublin officials expect to establish a cost for the trials as the proposals get submitted. The official said that the country expects this solution to be one of the only functioning distributed ledger. This is run by a Municipality of the state of Ohio.

The document stated:

“We expect to promote the solution widely, using our reputation as a center of innovation to aid the winner in showcasing the solution far and wide.”

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