There have been a lot of reports in the U.S. concerning police shootings. Now, a new project called Glockchain is trying to curb violence by using blockchain technology to record an officer anytime their gun is drawn or fired.
Also read: Blockchain Technology: Making Smart Guns Smarter
Glockchain Pilots Blockchain-based Firearms
The Glockchain team is designing a firearm that could significantly hold law enforcement accountable in the future. The project is one of the new pilots backed by Ideo coLAB, a partnership between Liberty Mutual, Citi Ventures, Fidelity, and Nasdaq. Glockchain’s creators claim this prototype is unlike traditional smart gun technology. Jing Ling, Liberty Mutual IT project manager and Glockchain member tells Tech Insider:
Unlike a traditional smart gun, you can see who’s holding the gun. Then you can pair that with video for a time record.
The Glockchain concept comes at a time of turmoil when accountability within U.S. law enforcement has been quite lax even with videos of specific gunfire activity. Additionally, President Obama has stated he will push for smart gun technology research and development. At the same time, there are many gun rights activists against