Gitex Global: Now get NFTs celebrating Dubai Police’s new Ghiath patrols

A Ghiath patrol at Gitex Global 2022. The new vehicle has facial and license plate recognition cameras and even a deployable onboard drone
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Dubai: Dubai Police have announced the launch of the new ‘Ghiath’ patrol as a non-fungible digital asset, or NFT.

The announcement came during Gitex Global tech show being held at Dubai World Trade Centre.

Major General Khalid Nasser Al Razooqi, director of the General Department of Artificial Intelligence at Dubai Police, said the step comes in line with the government’s directives towards growing interest in digital assets and contributes to attracting those interested in this new digital trend. He added that Dubai Police is “the first government entity in the UAE to create its own digital assets and the first police organisation in the world to do so”.

Every NFT is unique, containing information about the date of its creation and owner
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Maj Gen Al Razooqi said Dubai Police had launched earlier this year through social media platforms its first set of NFTs featuring 150 free digital assets that symbolise the force’s values of innovation, security, and communication.

He added that the primary goal is to enable NFT owners to have exclusive access to the latest collections of digital assets and to open doors in front of specialists and those interested in digital assets to communicate with Dubai Police, as well as provide them with an opportunity to participate in workshops and sessions in the field of digital assets.

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Secure asset

“NFT is a unit of data stored on a type of digital ledger called a blockchain, and every NFT is a unique copy in itself, containing complete information about the date of creation and owner. NFT-related Information documented on a blockchain cannot be falsified or copied at all,” he added.

Maj Gen Al Razooqi pointed out that 22.91 million people from all over the globe registered their interest in getting Dubai Police’s first collection of NFTs that was released during the second quarter of this year.

The five most interactive countries with the Dubai Police announcement of its first collection of non-fungible tokens were the UAE, Nigeria, India, United States, and Saudi Arabia.