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UAE Government launches Blockchain VERIFY Digital platform

The UAE Telecommunications and Digital Regulatory Authority ( TDRA) has launched the Blockchain VERIFY digital platform. The UAE VERIFY blockchain enabled digital platform enables instant verification of any user’s digital Trusted Document. A Digital Trusted Document on the VERIFY platform is a document issued by VERIFY Partners , where its data is digested into a hash and recorded on the Blockchain. This generates a footprint that can always be validated by VERIFY. It verifies the authenticity, integrity and validity of the document from the official source.

In a twitter video the UAE TDRA announced the launch. The VERIFY digital trusted document platform currently has nine live partners, 19 digital trusted document types with 1,172,286 digital trusted documents issued and 14, 663 digital trusted documents verified.

As an update the TRDA in a press release had a statement by H.E. Eng. Majed Sultan Al Mesmar, Director General of the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority, who said: “With the launch of the “UAE Verify” platform, we take a new important step on the path of comprehensive digital transformation using future technologies such as blockchain, which is the technical basis for the “UAE Verify” platform. We are happy about this platform, which was the result of intensive cooperation between TDRA and many government entities, that worked together in a team spirit to serve the higher goals of the UAE government. On this occasion, I can only commend the partners of the first phase of the platform, namely the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Community Development, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, the General Authority of Civil Aviation, the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security, and the Dubai Land Department. I extend thanks to the rest of the authorities that have expressed their willingness to participate in the development of the “UAE Verify” platform to serve all customers.”

Partners of UAE Blockchain VERIFIY Digital platform include UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, UAE Ministry of Interior, UAE Ministry of Education, UAE Ministry of health and Prevention, UAE Ministry of Community Development, UAE Ministry of Justice, Dubai Land Department, Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security and General Civil Aviation Authority.

With the increasing popularity of digital services, and the need for secure ways to share data, Digital Trusted Document and UAE VERIFY enable an easy, quick and tamper-proof mechanism for service providers to independently verify the authenticity and validity of documents without the need to review the content or ask for a True copy.

As per the UAE verify website, as a Document Owner, users can request a “Digital Trusted Document” from VERIFY Partners’ channel or request it through UAE PASS app. This will allow users to share their documents with any third party through various available online channels.

As a recipient of a “Digital Trusted Document”, users can verify its authenticity ,integrity and validity from the official source on UAE Verify Platform by uploading the document. Users can also verify the “Digital Trusted Document” by scanning the QR code presented by the document owner through their UAE PASS app.

UAE VERIFY platform will check the hash of the “Digital Trusted Document” registered on the Blockchain and verify that the document comes from the official source and has not been tampered with. UAE VERIFY also provides a real-time status of the document life cycle from the official source.

Lara Abdul Malak

Lara has been a journalist and writer in the technology field since her graduation from AUB majoring in political science. She has had career in corporation communications in the telecom sector and was part of the launch of first 3G network in the GCC and MENA region. Since her return to journalism she has been focused with passion on blockchain, tokenization, crypto focusing on the GCC and MENA region.

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