South Korea To Implement A Blockchain-Powered Employee ID System Through A Smartphone App
The Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA), the first public entity of South Korea, has planned to implement a blockchain-powered employee ID system through a smartphone app starting from October.
It has been reported according to Yonhap that the agency will also issue tokens called “KISA Coin” to reward KISA’s best employees by enabling them to purchase snacks, beverages, and even office supplies.
However, it is currently being pilot tested, with the expectation to make it available for the entire workforce.
The new employee ID system will allow KISA’s workers to use near field communication technology (NFC) by scanning QR codes to access their respective workplaces through a blockchain platform that will handle the database. But the new system is not limited to ID authentication, as the employees are required to use it for accessing the coffee shops in the agency or borrowing books from the library as well.
As per the report, the COVID-19 pandemic and the desire for implementing contactless solutions among its work processes are some of the reasons behind the implementation of this solution.
The Korea Internet & Security Agency will launch a blockchain ID system by October, reports @conexiondigicol https://t.co/boZWVjOOSs — Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) September 6, 2020
Likewise, KISA plans to introduce the blockchain-powered employee ID system first in its Naju headquarters by October, and then to its offices in Seoul and Pangyo at the end of the year.
Thus, Kim Seok-hwan, the President of the Korea Internet & Security Agency, commented:
“I hope that the introduction of DID mobile employee ID for the first time in public institutions will not only improve employee convenience and security, but also serve as a welcome point for discovering non-face-to-face identity authentication services in connection with local related organizations.”
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