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India to Issue Birth Certificates on Blockchain

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India will issue birth certificates on the blockchain.

In fact, Bankura Municipal Corporation and Durgapur Municipal Corporation will use the technology to handle all administrative operations.  That includes processing requests and verifying legal identities to streamline just about everything.

Lynked World CEO and Founder Arun Kumar says this will launch as early as next month.  They expected one million birth certificates to be on the blockchain by the end of 2018.

“These Birth and other certificates would be digitally authenticated by issuing authorities (municipalities) and that authentication will be stored on blockchain which facilitates verification of these documents by any third party organization to whom owners provide access. Basically Blockchain would be used to write the hash value of certificate together with owner of certificate and who issued it for the authentication and verification,” says Kumar, as quoted by CCN.

Third Party Verification in India

Now, third parties in India can quickly verify the authenticity of the certificates on the platform.

According to Kumar, “Basically Blockchain would be used to write the hash value of certificate together with the owner of the certificate and who issued it for the authentication and verification.”

India will make application on the platform using the LYNK token as the native token.

In addition to this, the Lynked app will come with a digital wallet. This will find use in the storage of personal information like passports, academic degrees, medical records and even driver licenses. Similarly, a QR code will connect the user to his legal records. The blockchain network safely keeps this data. Therefore, this blockchain technology will reduce the cost of verifying IDs.

The adoption of blockchain is increasingly mesmerizing. Sometime last year, a public Australian university, The University of Melbourne dazzled the world and the blockchain community alike. The university became the first university in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region to use blockchain in issuing recipient-owned academic credentials.

 

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