Seoul Uses ICON’s Public Blockchain To Appoint Members Of Blockchain Governance Team

Blockchain, News | February 8, 2019 By:

The Seoul Metropolitan Government has issued mobile letters of appointment to its Blockchain Governance Team using a blockchain platform.

First announced last month, the Blockchain Governance Team is tasked to research the potential of blockchain in administrative services across several industries. The team consists of 100 citizens between the ages of 21 and 77, including students, developers, association executives, and corporate representatives. The group plans to provide feedback and recommendations from January 2019 through December 2020.

ICONLOOP, the South Korean company behind the ICON blockchain, developed mobile letters of appointment for the Seoul Blockchain Governance Team. According to ICONLOOP, which was selected as an operator of Seoul’s standard blockchain platform for the Seoul Blockchain Demonstration Project and the Seoul blockchain-based ISP Project, the mobile letter can be issued and browsed through the team member’s personal mobile phone.

“A Governance Team member can issue a letter of appointment with a name, member identification number and membership terms after accepting the terms and conditions,” ICONLOPP said. “Letter of appointment issuance records are stored on the ICON public blockchain, making falsification and fake issuance impossible. Authenticity of the record can be verified in the ICON Tracker by searching for a specific transaction.”

J.H. Kim, council member of the ICON Foundation and CEO of ICONLOOP, said that they expect the increase in public blockchain use-cases led by government, and this appointment letter issuance is a starting point to show a clear example of how blockchain can be used in government.

“ICONLOOP will focus on improving development capability to provide transparent and efficient blockchain-based administration services, cooperating with Seoul Metropolitan Government,” Kim said.

In November 2018, ICONLOOP demonstrated the three main components of its blockchain platform during the Blockchain International Digital Festival in Seoul. These include the ICON Blockchain Identification Card, ICON Blockchain Vote and ICON Blockchain S-Coin Payments.