UAE accelerates use of Blockchain

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Blockchain is a decentralized technology that has the potential to transform a host of sectors, ranging from finance & banking, agriculture to healthcare. One of the main advantages of this technology is its foolproof mechanism and complete anonymity that guarantees absolute transparency, efficiency, and interoperability.

UAE is among the first countries that are gradually transitioning to digital mediums like Blockchain for smooth delivery of government services. The country’s Ministry of Community Development (MOCD) has completely gone digital using Blockchain and chat systems. Main responsibilities of the department include opening public welfare institutions and providing marriage licenses. The department is also using blockchain for digital authentication of certificates and official documents. As per reports, the existing Blockchain system can process more than 2,500 types of documents.

An app called UAE Pass has been developed by Abu Dhabi Digital Authority and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority that allows verification of users over smartphone and allows them to e-sign documents. UAE is quite active in the promotion of distributed ledger technology in numerous projects. The country’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) also uses a Blockchain platform for saving healthcare data and checking the credentials of healthcare workers.

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Decentralized registries

Last year in October, Tech Mahindra, a leading Indian Information Technology company partnered with the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (DPM), a leading UAE Government entity to launch a Blockchain solution for Land Registry using SmartHub Application.

The solution will enhance citizen services by increasing transparency and traceability of records, security, and ensuring easy archival of data. It will also enable digital transformation of land registry by reducing the processing time…

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