The Dubai Land Department (DLD) claims to “becoming the world’s first government entity to adopt Blockchain technology”.
Thus, the government arm responsible for the registration and organization of real estate in the emirate is now processing and implementing all transactions on a blockchain.
According to the Dubai government’s mediaoffice.ae, "DLD has created the blockchain system using a smart and secure database that records all real estate contracts, including lease registrations, and links them with the Dubai Electricity & water Authority (DEWA), the telecommunications system and various property related bills. Blockchain’s secure, electronic real estate platform incorporates personal tenant databases, including Emirates Identity Cards and the validity of residency visas, and allows tenants to make payments electronically without the need to write cheques or print any papers. The entire process can be completed electronically within a few minutes at any time and from anywhere in the world, removing the need to visit any government entity".
As reported, Emirates Real Estate Solutions (ERES), the technical arm of the Dubai Land Department, is working on the development of Blockchain in collaboration with a number of external partners including Emirates Identity Authority, DEWA and Emirates NBD.