Indians go for state-run blockchain platform amid bulk SMS laws

India’s state-owned telecom Bharat Sanchar Nigam Restricted (BSNL) has registered 7,477 companies on its blockchain-based communication platform after authorities imposed new laws to guard customers from spam and fraud.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) established messaging laws that require scrubbing shopper communication messages to make sure that the receiver of the message has opted in for such interactions. The drive is supported by BSNL DLT, a content material verification platform constructed on ledger-based blockchain protocols.

Because the SMS regulation is relevant for all trade verticals, the listing of seven,477 registrations contains banks, academic establishments and personal companies. TRAI had reportedly warned about blocking communications of non-compliant entities, as an official stated:

“The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India will settle for no purpose, give no consideration and no extension to all those that haven’t streamlined their SMS course of. Let their companies endure 100%.”

Companies utilizing BSNL DLT might be topic to SMS screening towards pre-registered messaging templates hosted on the blockchain. In case of a mismatch, the message might be blocked by the corporate’s telecom supplier honoring shopper curiosity.

Associated: Indian college joins Hedera decentralized governance council

India’s dedication to blockchain adoption has strengthened after a state-run college, the Indian Institute of Expertise Madras (IITM), joined 38 international organizations to control the Hedera public ledger as part of the Hedera Governing Council.

In response to professor Prabhu Rajagopal from IITM’s Middle for Nondestructive Analysis, the establishment will take a look at use instances round public blockchains for funds, healthcare, trade and digital media.

On July 27, Cointelegraph reported {that a} sizable Indian institute applied LegitDoc, a tamper-proof credentialing system constructed on the Ethereum blockchain, to confirm diploma certificates. At the moment, different Indian universities are exploring and implementing comparable methods.