A Swiss cybersecurity company has announced a partnership with Microsoft to support the Rwandan Government in adopting blockchain technology. The deal is part of an ongoing collaboration to turn the East African country into a Blockchain and IoT center of excellence. The partnership was first proposed earlier this year as part of the country’s digital transformation master plan.

Rwanda is positioning itself as a hub for facilitating access to policy, technical and business expertise as part of a wider Smart Africa initiative with 17 other countries.

Speaking of the Blockchain center, Rwanda’s Minister of Youth & ICT Hon. Jean Philbert Nsengimana said

“we have to harness opportunities in exponential technologies. These technologies include artificial intelligence, robotics, drones, big data, internet of things (IoT), Blockchain, and 3D printing.”
The government and private sector see the blockchain as a fundamental shift in sharing data across industries, transparency and auditable value exchange.

Cryptovest writes WiseKey will bring on board technical tools for identity management powered by Microsoft’s Azure Blockchain. Beyond managing identity, these capabilities apply to a wide range of use cases for Rwanda’s economy.

The first phase will digitize Rwanda’s Land Registry using WiseKey’s suite of applications. Microsoft’s Azure platform will protect the personal data limiting access to WiseID for authentication of identity and validation of assets.

The Express News


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