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Exclusive: Blockchain Impact | Dubai Police leads the way

Ahmed Qaed, Senior Systems Analyst and Programmer at Dubai Police, spoke exclusively to AMEinfo on the sidelines of the Future Blockchain Summit 2019.

Customers can now get lost certificates within minutes from the Dubai Police app, which uses blockchain tech Dubai Police app incorporates Hyperledger Fabric because it uses permission blockchain and smart contracts Public prosecution, Dubai Courts, DNRD, and Dubai Police are being integrated into one blockchain network

"Dubai Police is contributing with one used case," said Ahmed Qaed, Senior Systems Analyst and Programmer at Dubai Police, speaking exclusively to AMEinfo on the sidelines of the Future Blockchain Summit 2019 in Dubai about how the Hyperledger Fabric technology of blockchain is being used by governmental bodies in the UAE.

"We're talking about lost certificates. The current scenario, which the customer goes through more than eight steps. They have to go first to the police station, they will get a paper that has to be stamped and signed by different entities. They have to go public prosecution, Dubai Courts and DNRD, then come back again to Dubai Police to get the certificate of lost passport. Now, with blockchain, we have integrated all these entities within one blockchain network that the customer from the Dubai Police app or website can get the lost certificate within minutes," Ahmed Qaed said.

Showcasing how secure the use of blockchain is in the sharing and storage of sensitive data, Ahmed Qaed said, "We are going to use a Hyperledger Fabric technology of blockchain that we are storing all the passports on that blockchain. So, any entity, whenever they hold the passport, they can put the same information on the same network of the blockchain. It will be accessible by all of these entities and we can easily identify if the passport is held or not by any of these entities. That's why we are using Hyperledger Fabric because it uses permission blockchain and it uses smart contracts, which means that it will be only accessible by these entities and within the specific information that we give permission to any of these entities to access what information or what part of the information we need to access.