The Catalan authorities introduced IdentiCAT, a decentralized identification system. President Quim Torra and Minister of Digital Coverage and Administration Jordi Puigneró introduced the challenge on Saturday, native media outlet VilaWeb reported on September 7. Specifically, the federal government says it has no entry to citizen knowledge.
Bidding on system growth – which is anticipated to be accomplished by 2020 – will quickly begin at € 550,000 (practically $ 607,000). Residents who use IdentiCAT will reportedly have the ability to select which knowledge they wish to share with the federal government and ask them to avoid wasting a part of it and share it with third events.
The system is claimed to be accessible to each Catalan residents and Catalans who stay overseas and nonetheless wish to use it. Torra responded to the event:
“Now it's time to guide the digital revolution. We communicate of an entrepreneurial society that pays consideration to social improvements and improvements. The aim of this authorities is to place individuals on the heart of their insurance policies, together with the digital one. "
Decentralization as a technique to empower residents
He additionally harassed that Catalonia cared strongly in regards to the idea of digital citizenship and blockchain know-how and claimed that it’s planning to grow to be the primary nation to implement a decentralized digital identification. Sierra Leone, in the meantime, plan to totally use a blockchain-enabled nationwide identification system by the top of 2019.
Puigneró additionally commented on the challenge and the implication he foresees:
“Some will wish to query the challenge as a result of they might be afraid of enabling individuals, let's be a rustic that’s making progress. As a result of they know that after we empower individuals, we’re an unstoppable nation. (…) The republic we wish is a republic that empowers residents, not that it controls, oppresses or treats them as digital merchandise. "
Lastly, he defined that the system won’t be used to establish residents. As a substitute, he defined that it’s a extra non-public technique to entry digital providers, develop the financial system, and empower residents.
As a Cointelegraph reported on the finish of August, a brand new partnership between a growth financial institution, a non-governmental group and a know-how firm sees the creation of a blockchain-based identification system to enhance monetary inclusion in Buenos Aires.