Dozens of State Government services in New South Wales would be underpinned by blockchain technology if the ambitions of Sydney-based tech giant Secure Logic become reality.
Secure Logic’s blockchain platform, ‘TrustGrid’, is powering the state’s digital driver’s licence pilot.
1400 residents in Dubbo have already used the blockchain-backed licences and this week it was announced a second pilot will be conducted around the Sydney beachside suburbs of Bondi and Coogee.
It’s anticipated licences backed by Secure Logic’s TrustGrid ledger will be released state-wide in 2019.
But Secure Logic’s CEO Santosh Devaraj says driver’s licences are “just the tip of the iceberg”.
Medical records, property titles, motor registration, birth and death certificates, and academic records – all part of the company’s vision for a blockchain take-over of state government services.
“The era of standing in line to file government paperwork is coming to an end, as is our reliance on physical identification cards to establish your identity or proof of age with law enforcement or at licensed venues.
“These (paper-based technologies) are mistake prone, time-consuming, expensive and impractical ways to offer services,” said Devaraj.
Secure Logic describes TrustGrid as a “Pioneering solution powered by the emerging distributed ledger technology known as blockchain, uniquely tailored to suit a wide array of use cases specific to the public sector.”
“All transactions on TrustGrid are distributed, validated, and witnessed by vetted parties across the TrustGrid network.”