Australia’s NSW And Secure Logic To Use TrustGrid Blockchain Network For Driver License Credentials

The government of Australia has started a new initiative in the state of New South Wales to use the blockchain technology to store information on the driver licenses of the citizens. A pilot test is scheduled to start in November.

New South Wales’ government has announced on August 20 that it would conduct a pilot for about 140,000 license holders in the state. The project will be made in a partnership with Secure Logic, an Australian IT firm and technological partner and this company will secure the data of the licenses and distribute it over the ledger.

Blockchain Will Be Called Trustgrid

The blockchain that will be used to secure the information on the driver licenses will be called TrustGrid. The network will be used for the trial and has already been successfully used during the first tests of the initiative which were made in Dubbo city last year.

This project’s main objective is to use a distributed network to store and authenticate the information of the driver’s licenses. This way, the users would not need to carry their documents anymore as they could just use their smartphones to do it.

While they would still need a phone, at least they would not need to carry their physical licenses anymore and could use them to enter clubs, pubs and be checked by the police. This initiative follows a recent bill which has passed in May to let the government use the blockchain technology to authenticate and store documents from the residents.

Australia Adopting The Blockchain Technology

All of this is part of a wider movement in Australia to adopt the blockchain technology and distributed ledgers to make the country more efficient in many areas.

At the moment, an Australian federal agency is working with IBM in an effort to develop a national blockchain that will be used to carry out transactions based on smart contracts.

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