Dubai airports to have first 'gate-less border'
The United Arab Emirates is investing more than $1 billion to make Dubai the world’s first city to run on blockchain technology.
The Smart City initiative signed a deal with the British startup ObjectTech to make digital passports that combine blockchain identities with biometrics like facial recognition and eye scans. ObjectTech’s announcement said Dubai soon will have the world's first “gate-less border.”
Dubai's digital passports will connect to travelers’ physical passports. The Telegraph reported biometric tunnels will take 3D scans of people’s faces and use facial recognition software to verify identities without lines at passport control. Thanks to blockchain technology, the travelers’ themselves will decide what information gets added to the digital passport and who can see it, IBT reported.