The government of Taipei and the company IOTA Foundation, together with the startup BiiLabs are preparinglaunch new services in the city with the technologies of the distributed registry and Internet of things. At the first stage, it is planned to create a single system for the identification of TangleID citizens and to start producing portable devices capable of issuing information on the environmental situation.
IOTA developers have created Tangle, a proprietary block- based technology that does not use blocks, but will translate into the creation of a new service, to which part of the city services will be transferred. The pilot project will be TangleID, a unified citizen identification system that will protect citizens from scammers and provide access to various public services. Using a single TangleID card, users can get medical help, seek legal advice or take part in elections. In addition, in the future, it is planned to create on the Tangle cryptographic platform a system of micropayments and a data market.
Pocket devices with built-in sensors will help to determine the humidity, the level of pollution, lighting and find out the temperature outside the window. The sensors will be integrated into the Airbox system, which at the beginning is planned to equip all homes and educational institutions.
Further plans for the development of Internet services of things and the city block-platform are not reported, but it is obvious that the project will expand with the involvement of new partners and investors.