Blockchain for Government

Government organizations are using blockchain to build trust through open, transparent and collaborative networks.

How the UAE is empowering its citizens through blockchain

Blockchain is proving to be a disruptive technology. Over the last few years, countries, governments and organizations started experimenting with blockchain, and are now adopting this transformational technology. The United Arab Emirates has been tapping into the potential of blockchain to revolutionize its government processes and citizen services. Dubai’s journey with blockchain dates back to […]

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Solving the cross-border need for vehicle and driver identity with blockchain

Increasingly we use our vehicles to travel internationally. While international travel becomes easier, vehicle related regulatory processes remain country specific. Many stake holders in the vehicle life cycle are hindered by this, from manufacturing to transport services, and from import to scrap processes. As a private citizen, you are not central to the process and […]

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The GDPR blockchain blind-spot: Regulating data and everything else

The apparent incompatibility of blockchain technology with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), marks the entering the age of post-industrial proactive regulation that some identify with the age of Web 3.0. On May 25 of this year, the ground-breaking data privacy regulation of GDPR came into effect. While it is an important step in the direction […]

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Blockchain for multinational information sharing

As discussed in previous articles, a blockchain network built on The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric, hosted on a high assurance platform, is well suited for secure information exchanges across network security domains — for example, exchanging unclassified information between an unclassified network and a classified network. One form of the cross-domain use case is multinational […]

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Five considerations for blockchain applied to data privacy and GDPR

People share with the world data about themselves that used to be considered private, all of this in exchange for “likes”, comments or coupons. Actually, even when I don’t want to, I need to share private and personal data digitally with my doctor or my insurance. As a result, I receive letters from some of […]

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Blockchain, the GDPR and what accounting professionals need to know

One could say, in all objectivity, that in following the 2017 buzz, excitement and hype around cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, 2018 appears to be the year digital information, blockchain and digitization of data is going mainstream. Cutting through the buzz and excitement that surrounds blockchain — just like every other new technology option that enters […]

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Securing your cross-domain file transfers with blockchain

As I discussed in a previous article, a Hyperledger Fabric (HLF) blockchain network hosted on a high assurance platform is well suited for secure information exchanges across network security domains — for example, exchanging unclassified information between a classified and unclassified network. However, when the information exchanged includes image, video, audio or other large file […]

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One nation’s move to increase food safety with blockchain

Blockchain is contributing to many promising advances in the areas of food safety and authenticity. While there might not yet be wide-scale examples of the benefits to consumers, we can find validation for such projects and inspiration by studying Dubai in the United Arabic Emirates. Why Dubai? Dubai is full of people who look to […]

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Blockchain is tackling the challenge of data sharing in government

Governments have traditionally taken advantage of business partners — including suppliers, local social services agencies and community-based organizations — for their expertise, and to extend the reach of government services. In practice, each agency has multiple ecosystems (similar to business networks) to deliver services and many of these networks are very complex. Identifying the challenge […]

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