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Catalonia goes Blockchain: IdentiCAT to empower citizens

The Spanish province of Catalonia wants to develop with IdentiCAT a digital identity solution for its citizens. It is not state control, but more self-determina

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Catalonia goes Blockchain: IdentiCAT to empower citizens

The Spanish province of Catalonia wants to develop with IdentiCAT a digital identity solution for its citizens. It is not state control, but more self-determination and privacy on the side of the Catalans.

By Christopher clover
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The government of the Spanish province of Catalonia is planning a block chain-based identity solution with the name "IdentiCAT". The Catalan news website VilaWeb has reported. Then IdentiCAT was last Saturday, the 8. September, of the Catalan President Quim Torra, as well as the Minister for Digital government and Public administration, Jordi Puigneró, was presented. The politician stressed that IdentiCAT should not be used to monitor the Catalans. On the contrary, IdentiCAT to a decentralised basis and to give users any time, the sovereignty over their personal data.

As its Name suggests, is IdentiCAT foreign exclusively for Catalan citizens also are available. President Torra is not clear, however, that it is IdentiCAT to an official document; it is rather to be understood as a tool that the user-empowered, self-determined and to take a receipt of your privacy and digital services.

Now it is time for the digital Revolution to lead. We speak of an entrepreneurial company that takes on social innovations and innovations for consideration. The aim of this government is to put people at the centre of their politics, the digital,

as Torra in the idea of IdentiCAT.

As the regulatory framework for IdentiCAT serves the eIDAS regulation (Electronic Identification, Authentication and trust Services) of the European Union. Aim of the eIDAS legal equality of digital transactions, signatures, and certificates.

IdentiCAT to go to 2020 at the Start. An ambitious goal, considering that initially a developer for the planned digital identity solution to be found. The Catalan government is planning a tender with a contract value of 550,000 euros, which is expected to start shortly.

Blockchain-technology conquered the Digital identity

Catalonia-based digital identity solutions with the thrust in the direction of the block chain, however, is not alone. Until Recently, Sierra Leone has proclaimed to the end of this year, a national Blockchain ID System. Meanwhile, work on Swisscom Blockchain and NEO in Switzerland, a decentralized identity solution with the name Seraph-ID.

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