Seoul, May 12, 2020 – The first digital local citizen ID will be issued and verified through OmniOne Platform.
Raonsecure Co., Ltd., a leading ICT security company, has won a “pilot project to build a DID-based digital public service platform” in Gyeongsangnam-do, the large tracts of southern province of South Korea. The project is part of the "2020 Blockchain Public Leading Pilot Project," which is overseen by the Ministry of Science and ICT and the Korea Internet & Security Agency, and is drawing attention as the first case of applying the DID platform to the local government public services.
Establishing a consortium with adBank, a software company, Raonseucre will develop a mobile citizen card system and services based on the OmniOne, a blockchain-based decentralized identification (DID) platform.
Gyeongsangnam-Do plans to reduce administrative costs and greatly improve the convenience of using the service by streamlining the identification and service process through DID-based mobile citizen card and smart student ID card. For example, users who have received mobile citizen cards can easily sign up for the regular membership and can use electronic libraries without visiting the representative library of Gyeongnam region.
In addition, when visiting Jinhae Marine Park, the government can only check the status of local residents with Zero-Knowledge Proof (ZKP) technology without real identification cards required, and the citizens can enjoy benefits for local residents, with their personal privacy guaranteed. In the case of the Gimhae City Information Service Education Center, the management cost could reduce by automating the attendance management of trainees through the distributed identification scheme, instead of traditional manual tasks.
Gyeongsangnam-Do plans to provide citizens benefits such as discount services for local residents in conjunction with the payment service providers and financial institutions. The strategy is reportedly to expand the supply of mobile citizen cards and to revitalize the sluggish local economy due to COVID-19. Raonsecure, which signed a business agreement with BNK Gyeongnam Bank in April, is pushing to link various services to simple payment service providers such as Payco and KCP etc. to activate mobile citizen cards. In order to prepare for an era of non-contact, Gyeongsangnam-Do has plans to expand online one-stop services based on distributed identity certificates, into the areas of checking the public facilities in the region, test inspections, subsidies and allowances payment, and the recruitment of public institutions etc.
Soon Hyung, Lee, CEO of Raonsecure said, "We expect that the DID-based mobile citizen card project in Gyeongsangnam-do will contribute to the revitalization of the local economy and serve as a model case for the digital government innovation.” He also said, “Raonsecure will establish various Distributed ID-based services in areas where transparency and reliability are emphasized, such as mobile ID cards, mobile driver's licenses, test inspections, recruitment, and proof documents."
Gyeongsangnam-do, which is the first local government to apply a blockchain-based decentralized identification platform to the public services, plans to expand its service links to 18 cities and counties in the province, starting with Changwon-City, Gimhae-city and Gyeongsangnam-do Education Offices. The Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) is also considering various ways to use Blockchain-based identity authentication platform such as linking the Busan Blockchain Special Zone to Gyeongnam region.
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