- ICON Loop has developed mobile letters of appointment issued to the Seoul Blockchain Governance Team
- The Seoul Blockchain Governance team will help in the development process of improving the administrative services
- The government plans to integrate blockchain technology into more projects
This is the first step of the government and other associated agencies to begin leveraging the power of private and public blockchains. Plans for Blockchain City Seoul announced last October that the Metropolitan Government in Seoul had organized the Seoul Blockchain Governance Team, which is aimed at providing administrative services of blockchains across various industries.
Role of ICON’s Public Blockchain and the Team
The mobile letters of appointment for the team, developed by ICON Loop, can be issued and viewed using a personal cellphone of the Governance Team Member. The team member is capable of issuing a letter of appointment with a name, a member identification number, and terms of membership after the terms and conditions are accepted.
The issuance records of these letters of appointment are stored on the ICON public blockchain, to avoid falsification of the letters and prevent fake issuance. For verification purposes, one can authenticate the record, which can be verified in the ICON Tracker by searching for a specific transaction.
The Blockchain Governance Team of Seoul which is made up of one hundred people, will also take part in a pilot blockchain based operation for administration services and give feedback and recommendations between January 2019 and December 2020.
The team will participate in the development process of administrative services such as mileage points integration, citizenship card services, online authentication without documents, protection of part-time workers’ rights and sub-contract payments.
More Blockchain Integrated Projects to Come
H. Kim, a member of ICON Foundation Council and CEO of ICON Loop, said that they’re expecting an increase in the use of public blockchain led by the government, with the issuance of the appointment letters a great place to start.
He also mentioned that it was a clear example of how the government can use blockchain. On the future of ICON Loop, Kim added that the focus would be on the improvement of development capabilities to provide administration services for the Seoul Metropolitan government that are efficient and transparent.
About ICON Loop
ICON Loop is a Korean blockchain development company that was selected as an operator of Seoul’s public blockchain platform for the Seoul Blockchain-based ISP Project (Information Strategy Planning) and the Seoul Blockchain Demonstration Project both of which are commissioned by the Seoul Metropolitan Government.
It has also been applying its proprietary blockchain engine, “loopchain”, to other services in Seoul such as the mobile voting system and the used car system, and will continue to deliver services and showcase the value of public blockchain and its practical uses.