California DMV to Use Blockchain Technology for Record Keeping

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The Department of Motor Vehicles in California plans to use blockchain technology for record keeping, including the issuance of car ownership and simplifying transfers of such ownership.

The DMV has tapped a private fork of the Tezos blockchain, an open-source blockchain that can execute peer-to-peer transactions and serve as a platform for deploying smart contracts, according to a recent report by Fortune. 

The move is part of a collaboration between the California DMV, Tezos and blockchain software firm Oxhead Alpha, which announced the successful completion of a proof-of-concept blockchain-based vehicle titling solution on January 25.

Ajay Gupta, the chief digital officer at the California DMV, said he hopes the plans to materialize the title database on blockchain come to fruition in the next three months. Following that, the agency also aims to build consumer-facing applications, including digital wallets that hold car title NFTs. 

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