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Smart Dubai greenlights du’s blockchain platform

Smart Dubai greenlights du’s blockchain platform
The blockchain service will help Smart Dubai become a paperless government by 2021
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Dubai – Mubasher: Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du) on Wednesday announced that its blockchain platform as a service (BPaaS) has been approved by Smart Dubai.

The Emirati telecoms provider will allow all state-run bodies to digitise their activities by building on a framework, either Ethereum or Hyperledger, depending on their business requirements on a full manageable and secure platform which can be accessed via a pay as you go (PAYG) model, according to du’s statement.

“By building on top of [du’s] BPaaS to support the country’s digital transformation, [the telecom operator’s] blockchain endorsement by the Smart Dubai Office is an important step towards providing smart solutions that create efficiencies for government transactions leading up to 2021,” du’s deputy CEO for enterprise solutions, Farid Faraidooni, said.

“The implementation of a blockchain-powered service will drive [Smart Dubai’s] ambitions towards becoming a paperless government by 2021,” Smart Dubai’s CEO, Wesam Lootah, said.  

In January, du revealed the UAE’s first heath-sector blockchain solution in partnership with Dhonor HealthTech.

This step came after du’s key partnership with ConsenSys at GITEX technology week 2018 to build the UAE’s first BPaaS.