According to an announcement made by NSW onAugust. 20th, the govt.said that it’llconduct the pilot for 1,40,000 license holderswithin thestatebeforea properroll-out in 2019 with the help of the company ‘Secure Logic’ which is an Australian IT firm and technological partner on this project. Mentioning further of the projects details, the company said that its blockchain platformwouldunderpin the initiative to secureinformationin adistributed fashion.
As per a news reporting by a local source ‘ZDNet,’ namely ‘TrustGrid’ is the blockchain network that has already been trialedduring apreliminary pilot of thescheme to be conductedwithin thestate’s Dubbotownlast year.
The goal of the new program is to use a distributed network tocertifyand store driver licenseinformation,in order thatusersare able topresenttheir digital credentials via a mobile application. As after that,the user’swould no longer require tocarry their physical driving licenses to prove their ages and identitiesoncechecked by police orvisiting pubs and clubs.
This scheme is in line with the country’s overall goal of adopting blockchain and distributed ledger technology asa part ofits Digital Economy initiative. The initiative follows a bill passed later this year in May that granted the projects legality to let residents license integrate digitally as via a blockchain network.
Currently,anAustralian federal agency in collaborationwith IBM is also working to develop a national blockchain aimed to let businessesperformtransactionssupported bylegitlegal smart contracts.