California DMV to digitize car title management system via Tezos
California DMV’s chief digital officer, Ajay Gupta, emphasized that the agency is looking to modernize its current systems and bring greater transparency to car title transfers.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is testing out the digitization of car titles and title transfers via a private Tezos blockchain.
The move is part of a collaboration between the California DMV, Tezos and blockchain software firm Oxhead Alpha, with the latter announcing a successful proof-of-concept on Jan. 25.
The California DMV has tapped Oxhead Alpha to build on a private Tezos testnet that it has dubbed a “shadow ledger.” It is essentially designed to become a blockchain-based replication of the agency’s current database.
The California DMV’s chief digital officer Ajay Gupta told Fortune on Jan. 26 that the agency wants to have the shadow ledger ironed out within the next three months.
Following on from that, it is looking to roll out applications such as digital wallets to hold and transfer nonfungible token car titles, with the DMV acting as a middleman to oversee such operations.