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Polygon (MATIC) Now Supercharges Digital Caste Certificates System in India

Mon, 07/31/2023 - 15:29
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Vladislav Sopov
Polygon (MATIC), largest EVM-compatible blockchain, is technical platform for number of truly eccentric and challenging real-world systems
Polygon (MATIC) Now Supercharges Digital Caste Certificates System in India
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As Polygon (MATIC) network inches closer to the release of Polygon zkEVM and the possible rebranding of its main token to POL, its team adds more and more use cases to its portfolio of "real-world" applications of blockchain technology.

Indian government issues caste certificates on Polygon (MATIC) blockchain

The government of Maharashtra, the second most populous state in India, is now leveraging Polygon (MATIC) blockchain to issue verifiable caste certificates to its citizens. Zupple's LegitDoc Web3 solution is a backbone of the technical design of the project.

The employers in the state of Karnataka have already started using such certificates for transparent and streamlined verification of people's identity.

In modern India, caste certificates are official documents that certify an individual's caste or community. They are issued by governmental bodies to individuals belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) or Other Backward Classes (OBC).

Besides that, both states are already using Polygon (MATIC) developments to verify the education and medical status of citizens. Polygon (MATIC) provides them with a tamper-proof transparent technical platform for processing sensitive information.

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From diplomas for Mongolia to digital Lugano

This is not the only unusual way that governments and social services are using Polygon (MATIC) high-performance blockchain platform. For instance, in Mongolia, Polygon (MATIC) fuels digital diplomas by the National University of Mongolia.

The diplomas are issued as soul-bound tokens (SBTs) and, therefore, can not be deleted, tampered with or censored.

Also, Polygon (MATIC) is a partner of Lugano Plan B, the first blockchain-based city. In collaboration with Tether, a USDT emitter, Polygon (MATIC) builds a holistic system for people's lives inside a city based on cryptocurrency.

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Blockchain Analyst & Writer with scientific background. 6+ years in IT-analytics, 3+ years in blockchain.

Worked in independent analysis as well as in start-ups (, Monoreto, Attic Lab etc.)