The IOTA Foundation has announced that it has teamed up with Taipei City to help it reach its smart city goals
Taipei, the capital of Taiwan is all set to integrate IOTA‘s distributed ledger technology, Tangle, in order to explore the potentiality of meeting its ‘Smart City Living Lab’ which requires for the variety of projects.
The first project would be digital citizen cards with built-in TangleID, stopping them from being interfered with. It is expected that will provide citizens with peace of mind without bothering about the identity of fraud through voting, it provides the background medical record information, or through using any government-related service. Other areas that are being explored include inter-organization and inter-city data exchanges, and healthcare.
Wei-bin Lee, Commissioner of the Department of Information Technology in the Taipei City Government said:
“With Taipei City always thinking ahead and with IOTA’s technology, this partnership is a strategic move to usher in the era of smart cities to the citizens of Taipei.”
A project that is currently started is Airbox. Through the efforts by Edimax, Realtek, Asus, and Academia Sinica, LASS and Taipei City, they are creating palm-sized air sensors that detect temperature, humidity, light, and pollution. The sensors which are installed in citizens houses and 150 Taipei City elementary schools, will collect and share air quality data through online, as make it as one of the most detailed environmental sensor networks in the world.
Lman Chu, Co-Founder of BiiLabs, included that the collaboration between IOTA, BiiLabs, and Taipei City offers is exciting possibilities for sustainability.
“There is enormous potential for other opportunities with IOTA’s DLT for the Internet of Things, as well as Smart Cities.”
The IOTA is the first distributed ledger to go beyond the blockchain, It has enabled to overcome the fees and scaling issues, permitting machines in order to enable it to overcome fees and scaling issues, allowing machines to sell data and money with each other. Until now, the IOTA technology has allowed over $10 billion to be transacted and has featured in use cases including electric vehicle charging, parking, transparent value chains, and secure Over-the-Air Updates, etc.
Dominik Schiener, co-founder of the IOTA Foundation, told:
“Partnering with Taipei City lays new foundations for business models and real implementation of our technology.”