The potential of the Blockchain to serve in various real life situations has become unparalleled. On a military level the Blockchain can help alleviate terrorism by allowing federal agencies to track movements. On a commercial level, the blockchain’s potential in enabling remittances and transactions to occur effortlessly. A new social use for the Blockchain has been proposed as the IdeoColab scheme launches the glockchain project.
Gun crime is an epidemic on an immense rise. Pirates and other criminals often raid police arsenals themselves to arm themselves. However a new piece of technology based on the Blockchain, referred to as the glockchain aims to track when police fire their weapons. Currently being based on the glock, the gun aims to monitor gunshots not only for civilian’s safety, but also for the protection of officers on a legal level.
Unlike a traditional smart gun, you can see who’s holding the gun. Then you can pair that with [a] video for a time record.
The project currently is being trialled in the US which has seen a huge influx of gun crime and police brutality. According to reports from 2015 from the BBC, over 13,000 people were killed by guns in that one year. Gun crime is on the rise and the fact law enforcement needs to effectively deal with these criminals highlights the importance of the glockchain in current society where any bullet may kill a civilian or worse.
To conclude the glockchain project has countless uses and can be implemented on a worldwide scale. Especially in countries such as Nigeria where the police are forced to use rifles and heavier weaponry, the technology could prove essential in legal scenarios. Currently the glockchain project is in its infant stages but possibilities are slowly coming to life so glocks and other weapons may integrate this technology within a matter of years.