Turkiye will use blockchain-based digital identities for online public services
Soon after the Turkish central bank had completed the first CBDC testing, Turkiye announced the launch of a blockchain-based digital identification application. News Ho-hoo-ho! News Ho-ho-ho! Cointelegraph Turkey reported that e-Devlet Turkiye’s digital government portal will use a blockchain-based identity to verify Turkish citizens when they log in to the website. Oktay described the blockchain-based application as a revolution in e-government efforts. He also said that online services will be safer and more accessible using blockchain. Users will be able keep their digital information on mobile phones.” The login system that will work within e-wallet’s scope will allow citizens to access the eDevlet with a digital ID created in the blockchain network. While several projects powered with blockchain have been announced by Turkey for many years, very few of them have ever been realized. The plans for a national blockchain infrastructure were announced by Turkey in 2019. However, blockchain-based ambitions are still not proving fruitful, with the exception of some proof-of concept projects and the central bank digital currencies test, which was delayed several times. Turkiye’s cultural center of Konya was working on a city coin project that citizens could use to pay for public services. However, no updates have been made public in the past two years.