The city of Dublin, in Ohio, has quietly pursued a blockchain experiment focused on personal identity.
Dublin, a suburb of the state capital of Ohio, Columbus, revealed his work through a proposal request document (RFP) published last month. With the process, Dublin becomes the last municipal government to explore possible applications of the public sector of technology.
The city has announced its intention to test the blockchain by developing a database that allows local officials to create a secure private system that will collect and store personal information and preferences, as well as create an internal "sign of value".
A proposed use case: allow registered users to post votes on the network and see an aggregate result of votes, according to the RFP.
"To begin with, the city hopes to demonstrate the feasibility of identity, of the basic vote, of the opinion poll and of an arbitrary value", explains the RFP, stating:
"It is the city's belief that the strongest applications of blockchain technology can become common and therefore the city wants to establish a basic technical foundation on which to build additional functionality. This project will also enable the city to develop skills and expertise around this emerging technology. "
In an addendum to the RFP, which updated the expiration date to September 14, 2018, the city added that a specific budget was not needed. Rather, due to the experimental nature of the proposal, Dublin officials expect to set a cost for the process as proposals are presented.
"We expect this solution to be one of the only distributed distributed accounting applications managed by a municipality in We expect to broadly promote the solution, using our reputation as an innovation center to help the winner to present the solution for a long time and wide, "said the document.
Requests for comments on the proposed process have not been
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