Swiss Railways Will Relay On Blockchain

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Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) has introduced a proof-of-concept of a blockchain-based qualification management system for its workers. It’s supposed to help improving the data processing and provide higher security.

Crypto is life

Switzerland is known for creative and innovative solutions using the blockchain. It’s one of the few countries that work on developing cryptocurrency technology very intensely. After making it possible to pay taxes in Bitcoin and implementing a blockchain-based voting system, now the time has come for the railway industry to follow the lead.

Blockchain manages qualifications

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) has completed a new proof-of-concept of a blockchain-based qualification management system for employees. The development period took around half a year and began in May. The main idea behind this project was to improve the current process of managing the credentials of the workers. It used to be fully manual and paper-based. That was slowing down many procedures and also the stored data wasn’t secured very well. Now all it’s bound to change.

The progressive step

The blockchain technology will help to develop a new, digital solution for something that has been done on paper for years. The qualifications of the personnel are the key thing in big companies, especially those who take care of their clients’ safety in a direct way. Now, they will be verified by a specially adapted mobile app. All of the employees will receive their own unique digital identities. This app will also enable them to sign in or out of the construction site they’re working on. The evidence of the check-ins will be securely stored in a blockchain-based database.


The new solution is being developed by a blockchain startup Linum Labs using the open-source technology of uPort.

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