Blockchain technology for land registry management in developing countries

Mohammad Abdullah Mansoor, Mohsin Ali, Abdul Mateen, Mohammad Kaleem*, Sajid Nazir

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Abstract

Blockchain technology provides a secure framework for dealing with digital assets, conducting financial transactions, and managing property information. The traditional process of land registration often suffers from inefficiency and complexity, primarily due to the involvement of multiple intermediaries, which increases the risk of fraudulent land transfers. In developing countries, property records are often not easily accessible, relevant processes are susceptible to corruption, and have a lengthy turn-around time. This not only leads to disputes over land ownership but hinders the economic activity, such as, disused land, legal complications for agricultural loans and mortgages. By leveraging blockchain technologies, land ownerships can be transparent, supporting accessible and trustworthy land transfers with a reduced risk of fraud and corruption. We propose a blockchain based solution to facilitate access to land documents for verifying land ownership prior to transferring funds from a buyer to the seller. The transparent and unalterable public ledger can thus validate and preserve the land transactions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 2nd International Conference on Emerging Trends in Electrical, Control, and Telecommunication Engineering (ETECTE)
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9798350305654
ISBN (Print)9798350305661
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2024
Event2023 2nd International Conference on Emerging Trends in Electrical, Control, and Telecommunication Engineering - Lahore, Pakistan
Duration: 27 Nov 202329 Nov 2023
https://etecte.uol.edu.pk/index.html (Link to conference website)

Publication series

Name2023 2nd International Conference on Emerging Trends in Electrical, Control, and Telecommunication Engineering, ETECTE 2023 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2023 2nd International Conference on Emerging Trends in Electrical, Control, and Telecommunication Engineering
Abbreviated title ETECTE'23
Country/TerritoryPakistan
CityLahore
Period27/11/2329/11/23
Internet address

Keywords

  • land registration
  • trustworthy system
  • decentralized application
  • smart contract
  • immutable
  • consensus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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