Olsztyn in Poland is using Ethereum-based SmartKey to enhance emergency services.
City in Poland is the first to adopt the Ethereum blockchain for emergency servicesNOTÍCIAS
The city of Olsztyn, Poland, is the first city in the world to take advantage of the blockchain Ethereum to help manage emergency services, offering another tangible use for distributed accounting technology.
The city has completed a successful test of SmartKey, a technology that connects the blockchain to physical assets to help police, fire and ambulance services.
SmartKey will enable rescue teams to do their jobs more efficiently by connecting a smart contract to Teltonika’s intelligent devices that are used by local rescue teams. This connection allows emergency teams to enter any building in the city without having to trace a key holder or wait for permission.
Gustaw Marek Brzezin, the commander of Warmińsko-Mazurskie, where Olsztyn is located, made the following statement:
„The need for our rescue services to perform their duties without obstruction is delicate. The use of blockchain and SmartKey technology seems to be the perfect solution, giving security to the owners and residents of the buildings, but also freedom for our emergency services“.
SmartKey believes that blockchain technology can lay the foundation for the development of smart cities. While definitions vary, a smart city refers to any urban area that harnesses emerging technologies and sensors to collect data, which can then be used to manage assets, resources and services more efficiently. As a paradigm, smart cities permeate other themes such as sustainability and economic development.
The Internet of Things, or IoT, may have important implications for future smart cities. The connected devices are designed to represent one of the greatest growth opportunities of the next decade. The World Economic Forum, for example, identified IoT as an important pillar of „urban transformation“, especially after COVID-19.
Several cryptomeda projects operate in the IoT niche, the largest of which is the Iota (MIOTA), with a market value of $825 million. At least a dozen others have a market capitalization of $1 million or more.