Happy Independence Pakistan! – Blockchain for Pakistan’s Sovereignty
As Pakistan is 71 years old, we have gone through the major challenges and made tremendous successes. As the next democratic government is taking charge to govern the country, as nationals we should support them as per our capacity.
There is a vacuum in national leadership not because of IMF or Military Rulers. We have to unite as a nation and allow the democracy to strengthen its roots as we have been supporting for a decade. The Democratic system will make Pakistan once again a leading nation in South Asia. Ask your leaders to transfer the power to the local government. Local faces easily resolve local issues with less budget and high efficiency as like in the West.
Pakistan’s depends on Agriculture, Services and Industry on economy. IT sector is playing an important role between all dependents and progressed 150% collectively within 5 years. IT exports jumps to $5B. We need to increase upto 10x by taking small steps. Pakistan is the 4th country in Freelancing with $1B in earnings. There are so many progresses made out of the records. Pakistani IT professionals are in demand across the world.
To save Pakistan’s sovereignty best practices of governance must be adapted. The present scenario highlights the need of digitization, this bring the concept of digital sovereignty. The storing of individuals personal data on cloud digitally with protection and securely is knows as digital sovereignty or data sovereignty. The main constraint is to store data according to the laws on the native country’s where the individual is residing.
By digitizing we make data portable, easy to store, and innovative solutions. In present scenario the public cloud is using for storage and also the storage centers are not located in individual’s native country. This storage scheme highlights the concern and create a security challenge for IT professionals, Government, and individual. Thus the demand arises for the creation of local data centers for every country which stores local governmental data and also individual’s data locally and not in foreign countries.
Currently, mostly systems for Digital sovereignty are centralized. Those system has a single point of failure, centralized system are not fully hack proof or tampered free. It is very much easy to attack by the DDOS or the network turned down by bad guys which may move forward a nation towards in the emergency state and the country may collapsed by breaching important data of nationals and government entities.
We deal with so many of these siloed systems, often on a daily basis, our personal information ends up by replications and sold all across the Internet, compromising our privacy and undermining our security.
As the 4th IR deals with the most promising technologies such as Blockchain Technology.
Blockchain technology potentially finding use in areas as diverse as economy, cultural development, education and within our democratic structures. The exact values and applications of Blockchain technology are endless.
Blockchain for Pakistan’s Sovereignty
- Blockchain solves trust problem — It enables two or more mutually distrusting parties to transact with each other without the need of establishing trust and a trusted third party (Revolution).
- Provides a paradigm that doesn’t require trust to be established to conduct transactions.
- From a computer science perspective it is a solution to byzantine general’s problem.
- Improvements such as cost saving, security and transparency.
- There exist various features of Blockchain includes distributed consensus, transaction verification, smart contracts, transfer of value between peers, smart property, immortality and uniqueness.
To prove ones identity in physical world one need to posses Identity cards, driving licensee, passports etc. With the help of these documents. We gain our individual identity based on our name, age, birthmark, eye color etc. In Pakistan and there are so many other countries we have printed cards specifically for the driving license.
The importance of individual identity is must and it should be neglect. Blockchain contains the solution which answers the different problem rises. We can be propose self-sovereignty using decentralized Pakistan’s public utility. The term Self-Sovereign refers to the lifetime identity given to an individual. The smart identity we can easily use for multiple diverse purpose such driving license, airline ticketing etc.
The separatist movement in Catalonia has resulted in a fractured government with several officials either in exile or incarcerated. Ousted leader Carles Puigdemont and four companions fled to Brussels, while others have been imprisoned in Spain. This situation makes effective governance and independence challenging.
The current proposed solution will bridged the gap between offline and online identity system. Mostly, this approach will lower the transactional cost, also protects the personal individual’s data, lessen the chances of cyber crime. It may simplify the identity problem in various fields like healthcare, IoT, Banking, voting etc. The more usability, the high availability.
It is very challenging to create robust identity platform on the internet. Blockchain and incorporating DIDs, verifiable credentials, zero knowledge proofs. A protocol token can solve the problems of online identity and produce a truly self-sovereign identity utility. It uses the power of a hybrid distributed ledger as a fast, private, and more secure framework for enabling every person, organization. The connected device with the ability to own and control their own secure, permanent digital identity safe and secure.
Long Live Pakistan!