A small yet technologically advanced nation, Bhutan has developed a national digital identity system using blockchain technology to enable citizens to have a self-sovereign identity.

Overlooking legacy systems, the Bhutan NDI wallet is underpinned by the notion of a self-sovereign identity that provides secure verification and transactions between service providers and users who retain sole ownership over their data. The wallet encompasses personal data including health information, tax records, career and education records and bank statements.

Bhutanese citizens living overseas can register to use the Bhutan NDI wallet, providing they submit their biometrics to the Department of Civil Registration and Census.