The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously at its April 25 meeting to continue using digital wallets for government services and official documents.
According to the final consensus of the meeting, the white label digital wallet supported by HUMBL will be piloted in three phases from July 2023.
The pilot project will be tested by mobile users seeking government services such as bike registration and RV parking registration. Other potential pilots would include registering park facilities, tracking volunteer hours and distributing counter building permits and pet permits.
Digital wallets are based on blockchain technology, which can provide security and privacy protection for users’ information. The use of blockchain also provides a decentralized data storage system, making it easier for government agencies to access necessary information without compromising user privacy.
The pilot program is expected to be an important step in California’s efforts to modernize government services and make them more accessible to the public. It will also provide a blueprint for other states and countries seeking to implement blockchain-based systems for government services.
Brian Foote, CEO of HUMBL, said: “The digital wallet will enable citizens to transact with the government in a more efficient and secure manner. It will also help reduce fraud and provide a more transparent process for government services.”