The proposal indicates the use of a mobile application that would help the user to report the damage to public infrastructure.
The startup company, IECISA proposes a reward structure with tokens for citizens that help prepare reports of damage to physical structures such as buildings, bridges, roads, among others. This was announced during the Global Blockchain Challenge event held in Spain.
The general objective is to motivate the general public to collaborate with the authorities for the maintenance of infrastructure in cities. It is known that the system proposed by the company is to obtain tokens as rewards created through a blockchain platform.
To give more details about the proposal, IECISA presented the project during the main framework of the World Convergence Blockchain Congress to disseminate the initiative globally. This is about the use of an application for smartphones which seeks to classify the structures and indicate the damages that a building has, this in order to report the cracks and the serious problems that the goods of public use present.
In addition to this, in a press report published on November 13th, IECISA explained the possible creation of a web page where this information provided by users could be used. So that in this way the owners of the structures can verify which damages represent a danger and which do not, as well as to archive relevant data to be able to plan a repair and reconditioning project of the infrastructure.
For this project, the Alastria blockchain platform would be used, which is a network created on Quorum, based on the Ethereum protocol. All movements and interactions carried out in the application and on the website would be stored in a blockchain registry that would also help to issue the reward tokens and facilitate the exchange for the user.
One of the IECISA representatives, María Salgado, commented that the proposal seeks to increase people’s commitment to structures and reduce significant costs. “It solves the challenge of improving infrastructure, promoting citizen engagement, saving infrastructure providers costs, and reducing risks”.
The Citizen Reward for the Future
This is not the only project which seeks to reward citizens with tokens for actions that seek to improve the environment or public structures. An example of this is seen in Latin America, specifically in Argentina, wherein a municipality a reward system was designed for users who do recycling work among other actions beneficial to the community.
To achieve this goal, government authorities partnered with a startup company called Koibanx, which was responsible for developing the asset that would serve as a prize. The active token Marcos Paz (MMP) is a cryptocurrency that bears the name of the municipality of Argentina where the tool is enabled. It is based on an RSK blockchain, an alternate structure of Bitcoin.
Citizens will help take care of important buildings and will receive cryptocurrencies as a reward. This is another example of the alternatives that some governments are taking to boost the adoption of digital assets, which are a current form of payment.
By María Rodríguez