South Korea has launched a plan to develop a blockchain-compatible app for digitized drivers’ licenses in collaboration with the country’s three leading mobile carriers. As reported by Cryptonews, the initiative has been approved by South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT and law enforcement.
The app, known as Pass, works by scanning plastic driver’s license cards before uploading them to a blockchain-powered platform on police servers. A QR code is created by the app once a license has been scanned. Police can also view the digitized license on their devices by scanning the QR code.
Pass is expected to be operated by South Korea’s major mobile network operators, including SK, KT and LG U+.
The blockchain platform is expected to help “reduce costs and prevent crimes by the loss and theft of ID cards,” according to the ministry. A source from the government has said digitized driver’s licenses will be accepted as proof of age when asked.
South Korea is not the only country with a plan to develop a digitized driver’s license solution using blockchain. The state government of Australia’s New South Wales piloted a similar platform in 2018 and announced a plan to expand the solution to other official documentation, such as school diplomas and birth and death certificates.
Korean news outlets eDaily and SBS have reported that the app will be available “in early 2020.”
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