Use of blockchain technology even now is not a common practice in many countries and areas of work. Electronic notary or electronic courts are already in use in Azerbaijan. However, the Ministry of Justice of Azerbaijan thinks that the direction in which the work is going on is not strong enough. That is why it is preparing to introduce blockchain to eliminate all the loopholes and weaknesses in the housing and utilities sector.
A statement regarding this was made by the Chairman of the Azerbaijan Internet Forum (AMF) Osman Gunduz very recently. Gunduz said that in a meeting organized on October 30 various structural units of the ministry provided information about systems and electronic services.
Gunduz said, “The agency currently provides over 30 electronic services, and also there are about 15 information systems and registries. The registers of “electronic notary”, “electronic courts”, penitentiary service, the information systems of non-governmental organizations, the register of the population, etc. can be mentioned.” He further added that “Mobile notary office,” a planned project providing accumulation of the entire notarial documents looks interesting.
The AMF chairman stated that the Ministry is planning to include blockchain technology in a project related to notarization of an electronic document. According to Gunduz, the Ministry wants to introduce SMART contracts in the field of public utilities that include electricity supply, gas, and water, Trend reported. It means that the Ministry is planning to switch over the current contracts of utility services of locals to SMART contracts.
Gunduz believes that it will introduce transparency and also suppress the incidences of falsification of cases in this area. Importantly, the SMART contracts will ensure that the citizens can themselves control all these processes themselves independently, Crypto Globe reported.
The world over blockchain technology is being used successfully where ever registries and notaries are being executed. Gunduz thinks that in Azerbaijan the work in this direction is slow and very weak. Even though the project has been implemented from five long years, the use of e-government is prevalent only in few judicial cases. According to him the inclusion of blockchain can ensure certain progress in the judiciary system of his country.[The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and/or the official policy of the website. ]