What is Aadhaar 2.0 that UIDAI working on? They are going to use blockchain technology?, Know full details here
UIDAI working Aadhaar 2.0: We already know about the important document that the Aadhaar card has become. Now the concept of Aadhaar 2.0 is being worked on. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is currently working towards integrating blockchain technology and quantum computing with it. UIDAI Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Saurabh Garg said that the authority is ready to look into solutions that enable 'partial authentication'. Addressing the India Digital Summit 2022, Garg said that UIDAI is also eager to know the opinion of the industry about such solutions.
“We are ready to look into partial verification as well. It is possible that some people just want to verify the age and they do not intend to get more information than this. ”This conference is organized by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). The Aadhaar card-issuing body is moving towards 'Aadhaar 2.0' and is also looking at the possibilities of using blockchain and quantum computing. The UIDAI chief said, "Only knowing the opinion of the industry on these issues will be known as to what kind of demand is there and whether we can provide facilities accordingly."
More than 40 crore transactions every month
He said that verification may also be required to confirm that a person is a resident of a particular area. He said that the authority has not yet developed solutions to provide such services but is ready to look into it. Garg said that more than five crore verifications are being done through Aadhaar number daily and every month more than 40 crore banking transactions are being done through Aadhaar-enabled payment system.
Biometric matching will be faster
Referring to 'Aadhaar 2.0', he said that with this automatic biometric matching will be done faster and it will also be more secure. He said that UIDAI is also looking to make the most of blockchain and quantum computing technologies.
How quantum computing can be used
“We are looking at what blockchain can help and whether it can be used to provide a decentralized solution,” Garg said. It is in the womb of the future but our eyes are on it. On the other hand, regarding quantum computing, we have to see what security solutions can be brought related to it.
Keeping people's information safe is the priority
He said that security-related aspects are most important for UIDAI. He said that the authority is continuously working towards keeping the information of people linked with Aadhaar safe and increasing cyber security.