Blockchain-based Birth Certificate

Divit Biyani Becomes The First Baby To Get A Blockchain-based Birth Certificate

Month-old baby Bengal, Divit Biyani, has become the first in the state to get a birth certificate, secured through the Blockchain technology which underpins Bitcoin.

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Primarily based out of the Netherlands, the blockchain app company,, has traveled all the way to the West Bengal, India. Two governmental bodies, namely Bankura Municipal Corporation and Durgapur Municipal Corporation, worked closely to implement the app to allow them to issue birth certificates for the citizens born within the country.

This initiative by the government has got a lot of admiration from other states as it is meant to help the government make the processing requests, verifying identity, as well as other administrative services much easier.

On Tuesday, Varun Biyani, Divit’s father, who owns Super Procure, received a hi-tech certificate issued by the New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA). The birth certificate was showcased at the two-day Global Blockchain Congress in the city.

Varun said,

“I’m glad the government is implementing the new technology like this to secure information and prevent manual manipulation.”

Reason for Involving Blockchain

Blockchain is an incorruptible digital public record that is immutable. A digital block that represents information about a person’s date of birth is created and put away in the decentralized ledger.

Getting the official documents like Birth Certificates in India involves heaps of complexities. The procedure requires a prolonged level of things involving bureaucracy, many different identification processes, and a ton of paperwork. This initiative taken by the government in the state of Bengal has given a reason to take a deep sign out of such documentation atrocities.

What Does the Government Have To Say In This Regard?

Explaining the difference between a typical birth certificate and the blockchain-based one, the state Information Technology and Electronics (IT&E) additional chief secretary and the NKDA chairman Debashis Sen stated,

“The blockchain-based certificate had an added level of security and was immune to cyber-attacks due to multi-level encryption.”

A senior official of the IT&E department stated,

“There is a hashtag which needs to be used for maintaining records through Blockchain and it cannot be tampered by any means. So, once you make the entries and the certificate is ready there can be no manipulation and this makes it 100 percent secured.”

Final Thoughts!

With the above discussion, we can say that blockchain could be the next big step for the fast-growing economy like India. The country is gradually using blockchain for the genuine use cases to monitor the saplings and now for birth certificate issuance. A few nations have officially executed the blockchain technology for various purposes.. The deployment of the Blockchain technology in India is transforming it into the next big blockchain market in the world.