Turkey Announces Blockchain-based Digital Identity Application

  • People’s digital data may remain accessible on their portable devices.
  • Several blockchain-based initiatives have been launched by Turkey over the years.

Blockchain technology will be used in Turkey’s online public service login procedure. The Turkish government’s digital portal E-Devlet. Via which residents may access a variety of government services. Will soon require users to authenticate their identities using a blockchain-based digital identity before granting access.

Vice President Fuat Oktay of Turkey declared at the Digital Turkey 2023 event. That residents would be able to utilize blockchain-based digital identification to access e-wallet apps.

e-Devlet With a Digital Identity

Moreover, Oktay has said that the blockchain-based application would revolutionize e-government activities and that blockchain will make online services safer and more easily accessible. People’s digital data may remain accessible on their portable devices.

The vice president stated:

“With the login system that will work within the scope of the e-wallet application, our citizens will be able to enter the e-Devlet with a digital identity created in the blockchain network.”

While several blockchain-based initiatives have been launched by Turkey over the years, only a few have been put into action thus far. Moreover, preparations for a nationwide blockchain network in the country began as early as 2019. Despite its blockchain goals, the only tangible results so far are a few proof-of-concept initiatives and a central bank digital currency test that was accomplished after multiple delays.

Furthermore, the city of Konya, Turkey (a cultural hotspot) has been working on a “City Coin” project since January 2020 to be used by locals to pay for public services, but no developments have been made public in the intervening two years.

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