Blockchain for Government

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

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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Losing your driver’s license on the blockchain identity highway

Digital disruption has changed the way we think about our identity. From Amazon’s “tell it once” payment service through to Facebook’s federated single sign solution, more and more of us are embracing the notion of self-authenticating against a trusted online source of our choosing. Why? For the simple reason that doing so makes our lives easier. […]

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Blockchain as a cross-domain security solution

By design, a blockchain business network securely shares information between different organizations by distributing ledger transactions to peer nodes located throughout the business network, including nodes physically located within a competing organization’s security environment and domain. The same blockchain security design features that enable these secure cross-organizational information transfers are also ideally suited to ensure […]

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Blockchain Technology Summit: Across the industries

This is the year of blockchain: the year that business networks based on blockchain are put into production around the world. Early adopters have been using this technology to reimagine their industries, developing new ways of interaction that reduce friction and foster innovation. I’m super excited for the IBM Blockchain Technology Summit in Atlanta on […]

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Blockchain in Dubai: Smart cities from concept to reality

Dubai is known for being at the forefront of technological innovation. As one of the first governments to engage with blockchain, Dubai’s story is inspirational and can provide a road map to anyone interested in creating smart cities by transforming transactions with the distributed ledger technology. The journey began when blockchain was just a concept, […]

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Blockchain for government: Building trust, demolishing bureaucracy

To build trust, governments strive to be as open, transparent and collaborative as possible and blockchain may be a key tool. To demolish bureaucracy, they seek to streamline citizen interaction, financial transactions and contract management. All too often, they fall short of their own ambitions on both counts. In a recent IBV Study “Building trust […]

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