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Polygon: Indian police reports go on Blockchain

Polygon has added a new use case to its list: the submission of Indian police complaints on Blockchain on the new First Information Report (FIR) portal. The platform is designed to combat corruption in local police departments.  

Polygon and the FIR bring Indian police complaints on Blockchain

It is called First Information Report (FIR) and is the new portal dedicated to Indian police complaints developed on Polygon’s blockchain, used to combat corruption and manipulation of local police departments. 

It was announced by Sandeep Nailwal, co-founder of Polygon, who described the FIR in a series of tweets:

“Police Complaints(FIR) on blockchain powered by @0xPolygon

This is very close to my heart. We grow up hearing about so many of such cases wherein due to some corruption in a local police department, victims(mostly of rapes) are not even able to register complaint or the complaints being manipulated.

With an FIR(first information report) going on blockchain, specifically if people can get online platform to file these with their identity, no lower level officers can deny the FIR. This could be a game-changer in ensuring right to justice.

This was only possible because of the efforts of Hon’ble @IpsAshish Sir, who is a visionary leader in Indian Police Service in India, working tirelessly, going beyond the call of duty, to implement and innovate on technology to ensure equitable justice. Kudos Sir!”

In essence, Nailwal describes how the blockchain complaints project is close to his heart because he grew up hearing stories of victims who were not getting justice due to local police corruption, many of whom were rape victims.

In this sense, the FIR on Polygon, which cannot be manipulated or dismissed by any lower-level official, would function precisely as a guarantee to the right to justice.

Polygon and the launch of the blockchain-based complaint portal in Firozabad, India

To begin with, the First Information Report (FIR) on Polygon will be launched in India’s Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh, which has 2.8 million citizens. 

Senior Superintendent Ashish Tiwari is the one who made the new integration possible, and because of this, Nailwal described him as going above and beyond the call of duty, using technology to ensure fair justice.  

While blockchain officially enters different sectors such as justice, Polygon’s native token (MATIC) remains at $0.8 at the time of writing, still far from its ATH – All Time High (or all-time high) of $2.8 recorded last Christmas 2021. 

MATIC is the 12th largest crypto by market capitalization, with a total market cap of over $7 billion and a dominance of 0.74%

From justice to the future of Web3 and NFT 

In Polygon’s other use cases, there can be no shortage of NFTs, so much so that recently, the head of the metaverse Brian Turzo has given his own talk on the future of Web3

According to Turzo, it appears that NFTs, which have literally already exploded with skyrocketing sales, will have their own evolution, moving from JPEGs to other new types. 

Among the many use cases of NFTs, Turzo listed those dedicated to interactive objects for video games, or rewards for customer involvement in commercial, or for real estate deeds and more.

An idea that has already been put into practice by the Starbucks Odyssey project, where the famous coffeehouse chain will use NFTs on Polygon in a new customer loyalty program. And indeed, it will give away NFT stamps to customers and sell premium NFTs, marketing strategies that aim to earn customers real benefits and experiences

In this sense, Turzo identifies the future of Web3 in gamification and brand immersion, something that has not been done by Web2, which aimed only at user engagement. 

Stefania Stimolo
Stefania Stimolo
Graduated in Marketing and Communication, Stefania is an explorer of innovative opportunities. She started out as a Sales Assistant for e-commerce, and in 2016 she began to develop a passion for the digital world, initially in the Network Marketing sector, where she discovered and became passionate about the ideals behind Bitcoin and Blockchain technology, which lead her to work as a copywriter and translator for ICO projects and blogs, and organize introductory courses.