WISeKey announced that its WISeAuthentic IoT Blockchain technology solution has been adapted to provide safer gun-control measures through a trusted blockchain ledger that digitally certifies, identifies and tracks the gun during its life cycle.
The WISeAuthentic IoT Blockchain platform integrates WISeKey Semiconductors tags based on the company's VaultIC154 NFC secure element. These tags, when placed on a gun and tapped by an NFC phone or NFC terminal, securely authenticate and track the gun much like an embedded ePassport, confirm the identity of the product on the blockchain ledger, track the manufacturer, history of purchases and transfers of and guns within its ecosystem.
As part of the complete offering, the VaultIC154 Near Field Communication (NFC) secure element is integrated in a new gun frame or physically associated to an existing one, to give the firearm a strong identity managed over a distributed blockchain ledger. WISeKey's digital identity solutions also permits the improvement of the accuracy of the background checks of the gun owner.
Currently, WISeKey IoT has an installed base of over 1 billion VaultIC chips in IoT sectors such as smartcards, smart cities, drones, anti-counterfeiting, smart lighting, servers, mobile phones, etc. <