The Catalan authorities introduced IdentiCAT, a decentralized identification system. President Quim Torra and Minister of Digital Insurance policies and Administration Jordi Puigneró introduced the challenge on Saturday, native media outlet VilaWeb reported on Sept. 7. Notably, the federal government says it is not going to have entry to the citizen’s information.
The bidding for system growth — which is anticipated to be accomplished by 2020 — will begin shortly at €550,000 (practically $607,000). Residents utilizing IdentiCAT will reportedly be capable of select what information they’re prepared to share with the federal government and request it to retailer a portion of it and share it with third events.
The system will reportedly be accessible each to Catalonia residents and to Catalonians residing overseas that also need to use it. Torra commented on the event:
“Now it is time to lead the digital revolution. We converse of an entrepreneurial society that’s attentive to social novelties and improvements. The goal of this authorities is to place folks on the middle of their insurance policies, additionally the digital ones.”
Decentralization as a technique to empower residents
He additionally burdened that Catalonia cares concerning the idea of digital citizenship and blockchain know-how in a powerful approach and claimed that it intends to turn into the primary nation to implement a decentralized digital identification. Sierra Leone, in the meantime, plans to totally undertake a blockchain-enabled nationwide identification system by the top of 2019.
Puigneró additionally commented on the challenge and the implication he foresees:
“Some will need to query the challenge as a result of they might be scared to empower folks, let’s be a rustic transferring ahead. As a result of they know that after we empower folks we’re an unstoppable nation. […] The republic we would like is one which empowers residents, not that it controls them, represses them or treats them as digital merchandise.”
Lastly, he defined that the system received’t be used to determine residents. As a substitute, he defined that it is going to be a extra non-public technique to entry digital providers, develop the economic system and empower the residents.
As Cointelegraph reported on the finish of August, a brand new partnership between a growth financial institution, a nongovernmental group and a tech company is eyeing the creation of a blockchain-based identification system to enhance monetary inclusion in Buenos Aires.