Indians opt for state-run blockchain platform amid regulation of mass texting

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India’s state-owned telecommunications company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) registered 7,477 companies on its blockchain-based communications platform after authorities imposed new regulations to protect consumers from spam and fraud.

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has established messaging rules that require cleaning of consumer communication messages to ensure that the recipient of the message has chosen such interactions. The reader is supported by BSNL DLT, a content verification platform based on blockchain protocols based on the ledger.

As SMS regulations are applicable to all industry verticals, the list of 7,477 records includes banks, educational institutions and private companies. TRAI reportedly warned against blocking communications from non-compliant entities, as one official said:

“The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India will not accept any reason, consideration or extension for anyone who has not streamlined their SMS process. Let their businesses suffer 100%.

Businesses using BSNL DLT will be subject to SMS filtering against pre-registered email templates hosted on the blockchain. In the event of a mismatch, the message will be blocked by the company’s telecommunications provider, respecting the interests of the consumer.

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India’s commitment to blockchain adoption grew after a public university, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), joined 38 global organizations to govern Hedera’s public ledger within the framework of the Board of Directors of Hedera.

According to Professor Prabhu Rajagopal of the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation at IITM, the institution will test use cases around public blockchains for payments, healthcare, industry and digital media.

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On July 27, TUSEN reported that a major Indian institute had set up LegitDoc, a tamper-proof accreditation system based on the Ethereum blockchain, to verify diploma certificates. Currently, other Indian universities are exploring and implementing similar strategies.

Indian telecommunications company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited registered 7,477 companies on its blockchain-based communications platform after authorities imposed new regulations to protect consumers from spam and fraud.

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