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The capital of the Swiss Crypto valley and the canton of the same name Zug is preparing to introduce a new service for the verification of citizens' identification data, which will be based on the Ethereum block system. This is written by CoinDesk.
The project will be launched in September 2017 and will include a special mobile application that binds a person's identity through the uPort platform to a specific crypto address.
The solution was developed by ConsenSys in partnership with the local startup ti&m and the University of Economics of Lucerne. Registration and verification of local residents will be carried out by local authorities.
Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks.
In the statement of Zug, the project was developed because previous efforts of ID solution development using centralized funds were very complicated and even obsolete nowadays.
We want to create complete digital identification, kind of digital passport for any cases. And we don't want this passport was centralized, we want it to use blockchain technology.
Major of Zug
City authorities also plan to hold an advisory next spring vote using electronic bulletins.