Turkey is looking to strengthen the security and accessibility of its governmental services by integrating blockchain-based technologies.
The Government of Turkey is looking to roll out the blockchain-based login process allowing citizens to access the online public service website, E-Devlet.
The news was revealed by the Vice President of Turkey, Fuat Oktay, at the Digital Turkey 2023 event.
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In the announcement, the vice president of Turkey emphasized that Turkish citizens are expected to use their blockchain-based digital identities to login into e-wallet services on the E-Devlet website.
With the login system that will work within the scope of the e-wallet application, our citizens will be able to enter the e-Devlet with a digital identity created in the blockchain network.
Nevertheless, the man added that a blockchain-based digital identity is set to be a revolution for e-government efforts. On top of that, Oktay hopes that Turkish governmental services will become more secure and accessible when using blockchain-based technologies, as users will be keeping their digital identities on their smartphones.
Over the years, Turkey has announced several plans to launch blockchain-related products and services. However, only a few of them were executed successfully.
In 2019, the country revealed its plans for national blockchain infrastructure. Since then, Turkey has completed a few proof-of-concept projects and its central bank digital currency (CBDC) tests.
At the end of December, the news broke that the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) had completed its first set of tests for its central bank digital currency (CBDC).
Nevertheless, the Turkish central bank has also completed its first payment transaction using Digital Turkish Lira. Moreover, in 2023, CBRT plans to continue running “limited, closed-circuit pilot tests.”