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The Seoul Metropolitan Government issued mobile letters of appointment to its Blockchain Governance Team using ICON’s (ICX) public blockchain, states the official announcement which was shared with iHodl.

According to the announcement, ICON team developed mobile letters of appointment for the Seoul Blockchain Governance Team. The mobile letter can be issued and browsed through the Governance Team member’s personal mobile phone.

In addition, the authenticity of the record can be verified on the ICON Tracker ( by searching for a specific transaction. ICON Tracker is a block explorer for ICON that displays all transaction records on the network to enhance transparency and data accessibility.

The Seoul Blockchain Governance Team consists of 100 citizens comprised of college students, developers, corporate representatives, and more. The team plans to participate in a pilot operation of blockchain-based administration services, and provide feedback and recommendations from January 2019 through December 2020.

"We expect the increase in public blockchain use-cases led by government, and this appointment letter issuance is a starting point to show a clear example of how blockchain can be used in government. ICONLOOP will focus on improving development capability to provide transparent and efficient blockchain-based administration services, cooperating with Seoul Metropolitan Government," said J.H. Kim, council member of the ICON Foundation and CEO of ICONLOOP.

ICONLOOP was selected as an operator of Seoul’s standard blockchain platform for the ‘Seoul Blockchain Demonstration Project’ and the ‘Seoul blockchain-based ISP (Information Strategy Planning) Project,’ which is commissioned by the Seoul Metropolitan Government.

Earlier, ICON signed a strategic partnership with the Japanese blockchain consulting firm LayerX.

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