South Korean city of Seoul will implement Blockchain technology in its citizen cards

The South Korean city of Seoul will implement blockchain technology in its citizen cards, Korean publication reports on May 20.

Park Won-soon, the mayor of Seoul, has participated in the ongoing event “Korea Future Forum (KFF) 2019 & Blockchain Tech Show,” reporting on the city’s achievements in embracing major technologies including blockchain and artificial intelligence.

The mayor highlighted the role of blockchain in storing data, noting that the value of data “has become even more important than before.” According to Park, the city of Seoul will implement blockchain in collecting urban and administrative data to enable new services such as integrated authentication system of citizen cards, as well as tools for easy access to various administrative services.

Park emphasized that Seoul authorities have already provided blockchain-enabled administrative services, including mobile e-voting and car sales.

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