Utility News: UIDAI looking at Blockchain technology with Cryptocurrency to make Aadhaar secure

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UIDAI CEO Saurabh Garg said on Tuesday that the authority is also looking at integrating blockchain technology and quantum computing with Aadhaar. Apart from this, the possibilities of partial verification of Aadhaar are also ready to be explored according to the need of the industry.

New Delhi. Blockchain technology is also very attractive to the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Cryptocurrency runs on this technology. UIDAI Chief Executive Officer Saurabh Garg has said that the authority is also looking at integrating blockchain technology and quantum computing with it. Apart from this, UIDAI is also ready to find a solution to enable Partial Authentication of Aadhaar.

Saurabh Garg while addressing the India Digital Summit 2022 on Tuesday said that UIDAI believes in moving with the times. For services like partial verification, he wants to know the opinion of the industry. The conference was organized by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).

Blockchain and Quantum Computing

  • Garg said that we are looking at what blockchain can help and can it be of any use in providing a decentralized solution? On the other hand, regarding quantum computing, we have to see what security solutions can be brought related to it? UIDAI is also looking to make the most of blockchain and quantum computing technologies.

What is partial verification?

  • Saurabh Garg said that we are ready to look into partial verification as well. Partial verification means to verify some information, not all the information given in an Aadhar card. For example, an organization or company wants to know about the area of ​​residence of a person. They do not want the address of his place of residence. They just want to know whether this person lives in this area or not. The UIDAI chief said that he wants to know the needs of the industry on these topics.

More than 40 crore transactions every month

  • Garg said that more than five crore verifications are being done through Aadhaar number on a daily basis and every month more than 40 crore banking transactions are being done through Aadhaar-enabled payment system.