Blockchain provides a confidential environment in which all data can be stored. At least that’s the promise. The registration of local businesses, financial management, payments, autonomous transport, self-executing smart contracts and with that only a fraction of the total has been appointed. But also in the area of Internet of Things (IOT), sensors, robots and mutually communicating devices, blockchain is a welcome support. In order for all this to take place efficiently, effectively and without errors, a protocol is needed that can communicate with its environment in all sorts of ways. This protocol must act as a kind of highway on which all information flows can move, communicate with each other and in which privacy-sensitive data can be managed.
The so-called Smart City Revolution is in the blood of Universa. There are a huge number of parts from the city that can be moved to the blockchain. By developing a platform, a kind of dashboard or App (license) Store, cities can use all kinds of smart solutions from the Universa Blockchain. For example, charging points and parking places for cars are easy to check, or rather: manage. A blockchain (with smart contracts) therefore makes it possible to bring people, services and companies (from all different backgrounds) into contact with each other efficiently. You can think for yourself: if this can all be implemented in one city, it can happen anywhere in the world. The target group is therefore implicitly the whole world.
Universa currently has ongoing Smart City projects in Bizerte (Tunisia). Obninsk (Russia) and Tashkent (Uzbekistan).
This article is based on an article of Blockchain Stories (Dutch):