Cardano unveils mobile internet partnership, aims to bring connectivity and digital identity to 100,000 people in Tanzania

Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK), the company that builds Cardano, said it has partnered with blockchain-based mobile network World Mobile Group to bring internet connectivity to people in Africa.

The initiative is departure in Tanzania, where it will give 100,000 people living in rural areas digital access to mobile internet, digital identity and financial solutions.

The project aims to provide 5G internet access and offer customers a blockchain-based platform they can use to verify their identity.

It also aims to bridge the gap between non-bank and financial products like credit, insurance and loans.

According to IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson,

“Taking a stake in World Mobile Group is yet another demonstration of our long-term commitment to the African continent…

Thanks to our digital ID solution, Atala PRISM, people who were previously unable to verify their identity, often complicating and preventing access to vital services like healthcare, will now be able to do so. Atala PRISM will also allow citizens to provide backup copies of important documents such as qualifications or property documents, which can allow returning refugees to reclaim their homes. “

The announcement follows that of the IOHK OK with the Ethiopian government to provide a Cardano-based identity solution that can digitally verify grades and monitor the academic performance of the country’s 5 million students.

At the Cardano Africa special event on Thursday, Hoskinson Explain why the company is focused on bringing blockchain solutions to the developing world as opposed to advanced economies.

“You always go where there is a demand for the products that you make, and if you look at government technology, you look at how that money works. If you look at the developed society, there is not as strong a demand for upgrade or change in the United States or the European Union as in Eastern Europe, Africa, South Asia. -Is and elsewhere …

Some other parts of the world don’t move that fast, so you don’t do the same thing over and over again. This is the definition of insanity. What you do is take a step back and say, “Okay, how can we compete any differently? So there’s a much larger set of things you can do, and it’s all on the table: new voting systems, new ownership systems, new payment systems, new ways of identifying people. , new ways to trade securities. “

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