Azerbaijan has joined the list of governments that adopt distributed ledger technology to promote efficiency.
Osman Gunduz, president of the Azerbaijan Internet Forum (AMF), has announced that the country will begin to use blockchain on information systems and records of the Ministry of Justice.
The Government of Azerbaijan observes the application of the blockchain on notaries, courts, prisons, NGOs, registers
The Internet Forum of Azerbaijan is preparing efforts for the adoption of blockchain by the government, starting with the Ministry of Justice.
Gundiz told Trend news agency that a meeting took place on October 30th to discuss the various electronic systems and services provided by various ministry structural units that could adopt the distributed ledger.
"The agency currently provides over 30 electronic services, and there are also around 15 information systems and registers, including the register of" electronic notary "," electronic tribunals ", prison service, organizations' information systems. non-governmental, population register, etc. The planned project entitled "Mobile notary office", which involves the accumulation of all notarial documents in one case, seemed interesting. "
The notarization of electronic documents is a key element in the government's disintegration process, Gundiz explained, adding that blockchain technologies have been successfully applied to register activities in other countries and businesses.
The distributed ledger is expected to bring transparency to an old legacy system that is vulnerable to the falsification of Azerbaijani population registers and databases. The government also plans to expand the exploration of blockchain into services such as water, gas and electricity.
"Above all, the fact that the ministry is interested in the introduction of blockchain technology has attracted attention: It has been announced that in the future the smart contracts will be introduced in the utilities sector (water, gas and electricity) That is, it refers to the passage of existing citizens' contracts for utility services to smart contracts, which will ensure transparency and will allow the elimination of cases of counterfeiting in this sector and citizens themselves will be able to independently control all these processes. "
Regarding the potential application of the blockchain in the justice system, the president of the AMF said that work in the direction of "electronic courts" is very weak, given that only a few court cases have been presented to e-government. The notary institutions, however, have shown "some progress" as the online integration of "extracts from the register relating to real estate".
The Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) is also undergoing a modernization that revolves around nascent technology. Reportedly, the CBA collaborates with several commercial banks and government agencies to implement a new system that enables banks to collect, store and analyze customer information using IBM's distributed ledger technology.
The technology giant has not confirmed the information and there is no other evidence of the partnership in addition to the comments of the Azerbaijan authorities.
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