The state of Andhra Pradesh in southern India is collaborating with cybersecurity firm WISeKey to securely store citizen data on a blockchain. Andhra Pradesh, the seventh largest state in India, has announced plans to launch blockchain pilot projects “in various departments” of the state government. Chief among the proof-of-concept pilots is its aim to secure citizen data on a blockchain platform.
To do so, the government is partnering Swiss cybersecurity firm WISeKey. WISeKey founder and CEO Carlos Moreira states, “ To have a pristine vision like putting the Citizen at the center of gravity, and building all the infrastructure around this vision is the key to successfully empower citize4ns to unleash their full potential.
IT advisor to the state’s chief minister JA Chowdary said, “ We are looking towards WISeKey to play a leadership role in providing cybersecurity for various initiatives of the government, but also drawing out the vision for smart cities who want to go beyond IoT, automation and use “Deep Tech” algorithmic technology. The partnership will see WISeKey establish a development center in Vizag, touted as India’s ‘FinTech Valley’.