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Minister Mehmet Fatih Kacır: We are establishing Blockchain and Metaverse Platform



In his speech at the Eurasia Blockchain Summit, Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology Mehmet Fatih Kacır gave the good news that they will establish a "Blockchain and Metaverse Platform" as a ministry. Kacır said, “Let's give the good news here. We are establishing a Digital Technologies Platform, in which our relevant stakeholders will participate, in order to determine policies on high technology work issues and to identify related sector problems and develop solutions. One of them will be Blockchain and Metaverse Platform.” said.

Emphasizing that they also focused on the blockchain in line with the 2023 Industry and Technology Strategy, the Deputy Minister gave examples of the work already done in this field.

Kakir said:

“We established the Blockchain Research Laboratory in 2017”

“Foreseeing the contribution of blockchain technology to Turkey's digital transformation and our National Technology Move, we established the Blockchain Research Laboratory (BZLab) under the roof of TÜBİTAK BİLGEM in 2017. Our laboratory; He plays a critical role in the Digital Turkish Lira (CBDC) project, designing its cryptological infrastructure and blockchain architecture. Under the leadership of the Central Bank; This project, in which we are involved with BKM, ASELSAN and HAVELSAN, is also an important potential for the blockchain ecosystem.”

“With the Digital Wallet project, crypto money and digital identity information will be stored”

“With the Digital Wallet Project, we are working on developing a digital wallet that can store crypto money and digital identity information, with a Turkish ID card and enhanced security.”

“We will monitor illegal use with the Crypto Radar project”

“With our Crypto Radar Project, we aim to monitor the illegal use of cryptocurrencies such as money laundering and terrorist financing by making live analyzes on blockchains with artificial intelligence and big data technologies.”

“Blockchain is one of our most important agendas”

“Supporting the blockchain ecosystem is one of our most important agendas. In this context, our sandbox studies, which will offer the opportunity to test different blockchains and share experience, continue. When our Safir-Chain Project is completed, blockchains will be able to be quickly installed and operated in SafirCloud environments, without requiring technical expertise. In this way, the transition processes of blockchain-based projects to life will be simplified and accelerated. The applicability and dissemination of blockchain technology will be ensured in our country and in friendly and brotherly countries.”

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