Polygon, Blockchain Fights Crime With Indian Police

A local department in India adopts Polygon to fight crime. This initiative sets a precedent in a public institution that represents state power.

The Polygon blockchain at the service of justice

In India, the Firozabad city police now offers a blockchain-based online platform for raising initial complaints, known as FIR (First Information Report). It is available in Hindi, the official language of India, and in English. It allows to:

  • Track the status of the investigation directly on the internet;
  • Prevent falsification, thus corruption;
  • Restrict censorship and facilitate access to the procedure.

Polygon Supernets, a simple way to create your Blockchain

The Uttar Pradesh (UP) region in India has chosen Supernets as the blockchain architecture to implement its solution. What does this mean?

Created from Polygon Edge so that an organization can easily develop a specific product, Supernets allows to create its own blockchain connected to the Polygon network with a fine tuned customization, especially on the consensus (criteria of validating nodes, block limits, …). The goal is to focus on the use case rather than having to adapt to technological constraints.

Institutional adoption of blockchain is changing our daily lives

The use case presented here is symbolic. Far from the cryptocurrencies that have appropriated the attention of the general public through speculative potential, we see here a simple example of several key features of the blockchain:

  • Traceability;
  • Immutability;
  • Transparency.

And here, these are at the service of the average citizen.

Even without knowing anything about cryptos or blockchain technology, decentralization allows for an improvement in everyone’s daily life when it is put at the service of society.

Finally, this technological innovation challenges the way we do things and how our institutions work. Should everything be tracked? If so, what should be?

The blockchain demonstrates its benefits with a concrete case. We will see over time what the people of Firozabad and the local police learn from it. This also opens the door to more questions.
Will the experimentation that is taking place in this region of India be extended to the rest of the country? Will other similar transparency-enhancing tools spread to other states around the world? Will we soon accept cryptos as an official currency? And you, reader, what would you change thanks to blockchain?