One Million South Koreans Now Have Blockchain Drivers Licenses

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One million South Koreans have foregone their physical drivers license in favour of a blockchain-powered digital alternative used in conjunction with the PASS smartphone app.

This represents more than 3% of the entire driving population in South Korea, which sat at 32.6 million licensed drivers in 2019 according to Statista. This is the first authorized digital identification card to be used throughout South Korea and received approval by the nation’s Ministry of Science and ICT in September 2019.

The project was launched in May by the National Police Agency in partnership with the Korea Road Traffic Authority, and the country’s three major telecommunication providers: SK, KT and LG U+. By last month, 27 of South Korea’s driver’s license testing centres were using the PASS app to renew and reissue digital drivers licenses.

The legally recognised ID solution can also be used for identification and proof-of-age requirements, such as at convenience

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Shift3 Technologies Expands into Phoenix, Bringing New Custom Software Option to The Fastest Growing City in the Country

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PHOENIX, Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Shift3 Technologies (Shift3), a developer of custom enterprise software, expands to the Phoenix area to directly serve the rapidly-growing tech market with custom mobile & web app, website development and Salesforce integration. Phoenix is the fastest-growing city in the country, the sixth largest city in the U.S. and with a startup-friendly environment, it’s an ideal location for Shift3.

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“Shift3’s Phoenix team has been members of the region’s vibrant startup community for years, and now they have the opportunity to accelerate the momentum of the region’s tech scene,” Irma Olguin Jr., CEO, Shift3 Technologies. “We chose Phoenix as Shift3’s next outpost because entrepreneurs here exemplify many of the traits that we know make for successful businesses—grit, creativity and the knowledge that good ideas can come from anywhere.”

“When I was looking for a partner to develop software for

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