NSW uses blockchain platform to digitise government services

Sydney-based technology solutions company Secure Logic has announced the launch of its ‘TrustGrid’ platform that will help combat identity related crimes and underpin the digitisation of government services, like motor registration, property titles and birth certificates.

TrustGrid is an advanced blockchain solution that delivers a secure, decentralised and immutable ledger of transactions. It enables government agencies and vetted private organisations such as hospitals and financial institutions to create private consortiums of trust entities on the fly.

Earlier this year, the technology powered the NSW Government’s digital driver’s licence pilot with 1,400 Dubbo residents and is set to be used again as a second pilot takes place in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs in November, where residents will be able to show digital identification in pubs and clubs and for roadside police checks.

Secure Logic CEO Santosh Devaraj said driver’s licences are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the transformation of the public service and new technologies will significantly change how people interact with government over the next decade.

“The era of standing in line to file government paperwork is coming to an end. As is our reliance on physical identification cards to establish your identity or proof of age with law enforcement or at licenced venues. These are mistake prone, time-consuming, expensive and impractical ways to offer services,” Santosh said.