Indian Municipal Corporations Are Going to Issue Birth Certificates on Blockchain

Indian Municipal Corporations Are Going to Issue Birth Certificates on Blockchain

August 28, 2018 Off By Steven Anderson

Several government bodies in India recently adopted Lynked.World’s exciting new platform in an effort to simplify citizen engagement and identification processes in the country. The company, based in Hoofddorp, Netherlands, offers a blockchain ID verification solution for everyday citizens, employers, higher education administrators, and governments. The app is already available to anyone via the App Store or Google Play.

Lynked.World is a blockchain-based technology that allows users to digitally verify their personal, educational, and professional information through its peer-to-peer network. Users maintain complete control of their digital information and are able to share vital ID data easily and directly with prospective employers, institutions, or businesses as needed. Once a user has gone through the platform’s data identification process, verified data can be used via a simple, unique QR code. The app aims to give people convenient and secure ownership and control of their own identification data and to share digitally authenticated identity data and documents without having to be physically present at any particular location.

Some government agencies in India have recognized the importance of adopting an ecosystem that allows its citizens to securely engage with them in order to expedite the meeting of residents’ needs while still being able to ensure that identities are verified and legal. Recently, for instance, some municipalities, including the Durgapur Municipal Corporation and Bankura Municipal Corporation, both in West Bengal, have integrated the platform into their administrative functions to allow citizens to quickly apply for documents such as birth certificates. Bankura has 3.5 million residents, so simplifying identification processes there is crucial for the effective delivery of services by the municipal corporation.

Arun Kumar, Lynked.World Founder and CEO, says the platform will make the delivery of government services more effective and cost-efficient. “Digitally verified identity data is the future of data management,” he argues. “Present-day systems are too cumbersome. The only way a government agency can ensure they’re dealing with actual citizens with rights to access services is to have them right in front of them, with ID in hand. Our platform removes this obstacle, because it offers many layers of security to ensure the complete authenticity of digital identities, data, and documents. In a population-dense country like India, our system makes processes much simpler and faster for citizens and local governments, which in the end leads to savings on administration and processing fees.”

The platform will be powered by the LYNK utility token, with token sales beginning November 15, 2018, and ending February 10, 2019. There are 150,000,000 LYNK tokens available for sale. Purchasers will receive a 35% discount on the tokens from November 15 to December 7.

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