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Dubai advances towards blockchain vision with 24 use cases

Government and private sector companies are implementing 24 blockchain use cases across eight industry sectors including health, transportation and education.

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Dubai wants to become the blockchain development capital
Dubai wants to become the blockchain development capital

Smart Dubai has announced that it has now implemented 24 blockchain use cases across the eight industry sectors of finance, education, real estate, tourism, commerce, health, transportation and security.

 

It is part of the Emirate’s vision to became the blockchain development capital of the world and follows the introduction of Dubai blockchain platform in 2018 and the Dubai blockchain policy last year.

 

Earlier this year, Dubai also launched a Smart Supplier web application, which allows suppliers registered in the Government Resource Planning Systems (GRPS) to access data, contracts, bids and financial transactions from more than 50 Dubai Government entities through a mobile application.

 

Smart city transformation

 

Dubai’s blockchain strategy is based on three main pillars: government efficiency, industry creation and international leadership.

 

“We, at the Smart Dubai Department, have worked with our government and private sector partners on developing a series of blockchain use cases across multiple sectors, in line with our mission to embrace advanced technologies and make Dubai the happiest and smartest city in the world,” said Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, director general, Smart Dubai Department.

 

“We look forward to multiplying our smart city transformation efforts this year, powering forward with more dedication as we mark the year of preparation for the UAE’s 50th anniversary.”

 

The shared Dubai Blockchain Platform was launched in partnership with IBM to allow government entities to develop use cases without having to invest in individual infrastructure.

 

The Dubai blockchain policy is a blockchain implementation manual detailing all of Smart Dubai’s cumulative blockchain learnings. It is freely available on the Smart Dubai website as part of the entity’s knowledge-sharing efforts.

 

“We look forward to multiplying our smart city transformation efforts this year, powering forward with more dedication as we mark the year of preparation for the UAE’s 50th anniversary.”

 

Dubai reports it is home to more than 100 blockchain businesses and claims its blockchain market grew by 24 per cent in 2018, surpassing the global average of 19 per cent.

 

Meanwhile, the Smart Supplier web application was launched as part of Smart Dubai’s plans to achieve the objectives of the Dubai Paperless Strategy and transform all applicable internal and external government transactions into paperless operations by December 2021.

 

The mobile application was made available on Apple and Android phones, allowing all registered suppliers to conduct their transactions using their smartphones any time and from anywhere. This includes viewing documents related to bids, observing billing processes, and paying tender fees, among other services.

 

While users do not require a username or password to view the listed public bids, they will need them to access and apply for these bids.

 

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