South Korea OKs Blockchain Certificate Use in Public, Private Sectors

Tyler Hromadka

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The South Korean federal government will permit the use of blockchain-powered public certificates starting in December this year.

Per Hanguk Ilbo and UPI News, Seoul states that it will make modifications to the country’s existing Electronic Signatures Law that will permit business and people to utilize blockchain-powered certificates– enabling companies to use these certificates in their negotiations.

Existing laws permit some public organizations to make restricted use of blockchain-powered certificates, however the brand-new guidelines will broaden their use in the public sector, and will likewise open them to the private sector.

The federal government is participating in a massive public-private sector blockchain-powered decentralized ID (DID) platformdrive The majority of the nation’s significant industrial banks, telecoms service providers, and smart device makers like Samsung and LG are participating in the effort. The brand-new modification will assist supply a legal framework for the DID system.

Furthermore, existing blockchain certificate websites utilize ActiveX controls– a truth that typically requires users to download a variety of extra software application extensions.

This can be a excessively sluggish and long procedure for lots of users. The brand-new modifications will do away with ActiveX download requirements– and speed up procedures.

The very same guidelines likewise use to biometric certificates, and comprise part of the federal government’s broader policy to improve contact-free, digitized documents to reduce the financial fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

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