As people start to see blockchain technology for its applications beyond cryptocurrencies the blockchain adoption is only bound to increase. Blockchain technology is now being used in supply chain management, product traceability, and certain ID solutions as well as assisting the data management of many corporations and some governments.
Now the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency spoke in favor of blockchain technology during the JetBlue Technology Ventures Blockchain in Travel Summit. CBP’s program manager stated that the use of blockchain technology for biometric tracking would increase the efficiency of traveling sector.
The official Sikna Hasham stated that the country detects people entering the stats through facial recognition as well as biometric data, however, the security can be significantly increased if data from their previous government could be available as well. This would not only allow recognizing the individual but also aid in learning the nature of the visit and other relevant.
The official noted that if such a system is to exist it would require the cooperation of various organizations among several jurisdictions. However, the implementation of blockchain technology for data sharing is much more secure and faster than legacy databases.
The objective is to increase the security without creating any hindrances in trade and traveling and currently blockchain technology is being explored to check how the technology can benefit the system.
The official also highlighted that the private sector is currently lacking and through blockchain, it can be improved. Moreover, he noted that the conduction of decentralized information needs to protected by the government.