Indian citizens may soon have the ability to digitally sign documents using crypto tokens. The function is proposed as part of a national web browser development project promoted by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
On 9 August, the ministry announced the launch of the Indian Web Browser Development Challenge, which hopes to “inspire and empower” developers across the country to build a national web browser with a root certificate from the Controllerate of Certifying Authorities (CCA). Is. United Indians. As per the release:
“The proposed browser will also focus on accessibility and ease of use, while ensuring built-in support for people with different abilities.”
announcement offers the possibility of Digitally sign documents using crypto tokenswhich will be embedded in the browser.
The competition will run for three rounds: in the first round, the number of participants will be limited to 18; After the second round, the number of entrants will be limited to eight, and the eventual winner will receive approximately 34 million Indian rupees ($411,000).
The Indian government has been actively engaging in regulation in recent months, particularly with regard to technologies and cryptocurrencies. Chairing the intergovernmental forum of the world’s 20 largest economies, known as the G20, he supported and urged the recommendations of the Financial Stability Board for a global cryptocurrency framework Special focus on developing economies under potential cryptocurrency guidelines,
In August, the lower house of the Indian Parliament approved a bill to ease data compliance rules for Big Tech companies. Digital Personal Data Protection Bill 2023 This will simplify storage standardsProcessing and transfers for global tech giants such as Google, Meta and Microsoft, as well as local businesses.
Translation by Walter Rizzo