Moscow to Develop Blockchain Platform for Administrative Services






The Moscow Department of Information Technologies (DIT) reportedly plans to develop a blockchain platform that will be used to host the electronic services City Hall provides to citizens in the capital, Open Media reported on August 15. Officials have published an open tender to procure a contractor to develop the system, with an initial contract estimate of 56.97 million rubles.

The project terms require the winning contractor to develop a blockchain technology solution for “the automation of electronic services of the Moscow City Hall” that can host services like the property document issuance and assigning trading locations at weekend fairs. The tender terms also require that the system ensures transparency and reduced costs.

The contractor selected for the project will have 60 days to complete the project, which the government plans to integrate with its other existing blockchain efforts. Those efforts include programs like Active Citizen, a test project that enables the city’s residents to use a blockchain voting system to make their preferences known on various local concerns.

Meanwhile, the city plans to use blockchain technology in its upcoming elections for the Moscow City Duma on September 8.

Author: Ken Chase

Freelance writer whose interests include topics ranging from technology and finance to politics, fitness, and all things canine. Aspiring polymath, semi-professional skeptic, and passionate advocate for the judicious use of the Oxford comma.

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