Dubai : World 1st Blockchain City


When we talk about blockchain country, we might come about think about Malta, Seychelles , or Estonia. But those country is the one regulate the cyrptocurrency or the one who apply and integrate all their government system using blockchain technology? The most populous city in UAE, Dubai already aims to be the 1st City in the world which are powered by Blockchain by 2020.

Launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan, the Dubai Blockchain Strategy, is a result of a collaboration between the Smart Dubai Office and the Dubai Future Foundation to continually explore and evaluate the latest technology innovations that demonstrate an opportunity to deliver more seamless, safe, efficient, and impactful city experiences.

Blockchain technology is a new, powerful tool that is already shaping the future of the Internet with simple, safe and secure transactions. The Dubai Blockchain Strategy will help Dubai achieve the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to create the future of Dubai, and make Dubai the happiest city on earth.

Dubai has a long tradition of leading digital innovation for the region. Now, for the first time, Dubai will be pioneering the application of new technology for cities, and sharing it with the world. When successful, Dubai will be the first blockchain powered government, driving the future economy.

“Adopting Blockchain technology Dubai stands to unlock 5.5 billion dirham in savings annually in document processing alone — equal to the one Burj Khalifa’s worth of value every year.”

The Dubai Blockchain Strategy establishes a roadmap for the introduction of Blockchain technology for Dubai and the creation of an open platform to share the technology with cities across the globe. The Dubai Blockchain strategy is built on three pillars of government efficiency, industry creation and international leadership.

Results Achieved

Blockchain Platform as a Service

For the acceleration and facilitation of blockchain solution prototyping, the Blockchain Platform as a Service was created in partnership with telco Du to give all government entities the freedom to build on a shared framework based on their business needs. The BPaaS is a fully managed, scalable, secure platform with low-cost access through a pay as you go model. BPaaS has officially been recognized by the Smart Dubai Office as to become one of the main official tools to support government entities’ prototyping activities.

(BPaaS), is a cloud native blockchain infrastructure that can provision a private blockchain networks on Ethereum and Hyperledger fabric frameworks. Providing a shared environment for POCs, pilots, and production systems, including shared infrastructure and platform monitoring, which will give users the ability to create blockchain networks, deploy and run their use cases. Aim for paperless government by 2021.

The Smart City University

Developed in cooperation with the Dubai Future Foundation, the Smart City University is blockchain-powered decentralized learning platform that supports the development of digital skills. Smart City University aims to increase the percentage of digitally skilled talent in the UAE to 10 percent by 2020, by sidestepping the rigid and siloed traditional institutions route.

Individuals may create personalized educational paths, including hands-on work projects, relevant reading materials, conferences, in-person and online workshops that work toward digital certifications.

Paperless Strategy

Smart Dubai is going paperless. Dubai is in the process of digitizing the 1 billion sheets of paper that are produced each year by  digitizing all services, including visa applications, bill payments, and license renewals. These previous records will now be securely transacted using blockchain technology.

Latest Event of Blockchain in Dubai

On 23 until 24th Oct 2019, they will be big event of Blockchain in Dubai which called “World Blockchain Summit “ lead organize by Trescon. There are many speakers and also exhibitor in that event.

Hopefully by the year of 2020, we would see the dream of Dubai people to see the 1st Blockchain City in the world will become reality. Others country and city authority should see Dubai development as inspiration to improve governance and adopting more technology in their administration.

Source : Smart Dubai Blockchain

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