Useful Resources on Blockchain - Government Initiatives (Worldwide)

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1. General (7)

    Governments make fast progress on blockchain adoption
    Nine in ten government organisations across the world are planning to invest in blockchain technology by 2018, according to a survey of public sector leaders. In a report based on the survey, technology firm IBM said that the emerging technology has the potential to help civil servants deal with the pressure of constrained resources and ageing populations.
    by Colin Marrs
    Feb 8, 2017
    1 view, 1 like
    Blockchain Government
    Distributed ledger shares hold the promise of immediate clearance, immediate settlement, and bring about dramatic increase in efficiency and speed and an increase in commercial transactions.
    by Josh Hamilton
    Jan 11, 2017
    1 view, 1 like
    Utilizing The Blockchain & Smart Contract Technologies To Create a Decentralized Government
    by Dr Tamer Sameeh  
    Jan 4, 2017
    1 view, 1 like
    Blockchain and the public sector - What happened in 2016
    A good compilation of government initiatives and explorations in the area of Blockchain during 2016 in alphabetical sequence by country.
    by Priyankar Bhunia  
    Dec 20, 2016
    1 view, 1 like
    Blockchain Use In Governments
    by Charlene Chin
    Aug 29, 2016
    1 view, 1 like
    How The Blockchain Will Transform Everything From Banking To Government To Our Identities
    Electronic voting won’t be delivered by traditional server technology because it won’t be trusted by citizens, but with blockchains, citizens can confirm that their vote was cast. You can -- in a way that’s completely private to you — also confirm who you voted for and that your vote was counted.
    by Laura Shin  
    May 26, 2016
    1 view, 1 like
    Blockchain, business and government get interested
    Distributed ledger technology has the potential to transform the delivery of public and private services. It has the potential to redefine the relationship between government and the citizen in terms of data sharing, transparency and trust and make a leading contribution to the government’s digital transformation plan.  
    Apr 18, 2016
    1 view, 1 like

2. North and South America (1)

    Canada Federal government exploring ‘blockchain’ technology to boost innovation economy
    by Andy Blatchford  
    Feb 28, 2017
    1 view, 1 like

3. Europe and UK (3)

    Power to the People: Blockchain Replaces Government in Europe
    Sweden is working to back real estate transactions with Blockchain technology, enabling all parties involved to easily track the progress of agreements. Estonia has established an e-residency program allowing anyone in the world apply to become an e-resident of Estonia.
    by Alicia Naumoff
    Jan 22, 2017
    1 view, 1 like
    UK: Government considers use cases for blockchain
    by Clare Ellen McDonald  
    Aug 3, 2016
    1 view, 1 like
    UK: Public sector gets blockchain Platform-as-a-Service on G-Cloud 8
    by James Nunns  
    Aug 1, 2016
    1 view, 1 like

4. Middle East (4)

    Dubai Government Agencies opt for blockchain technologies to track import and export of goods
    by Lilian Mutegi
    Feb 15, 2017
    1 view, 1 like
    Dubai Teams Up With IBM On Blockchain Project In Trade Finance And Logistics
    by Trade Arabia  
    Feb 9, 2017
    1 view, 1 like
    Initiative announced to explore Blockchain based trade finance and logistics solution in Dubai
    by Priyankar Bhunia  
    Feb 9, 2017
    1 view, 1 like
    Blockchain used for import/export in Dubai
    by Ian Murphy
    Feb 9, 2017
    1 view, 1 like

5. Eurasia (1)

    Republic of Georgia - The First Government To Secure Land Titles On The Bitcoin Blockchain Expands Project
    by Laura Shin  
    Feb 7, 2017
    1 view, 1 like

6. China (2)

    China To Support Blockchain Development Under New Five-Year Plan
    The 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) - “new technologies such as quantum communications, future networks, brain-like computing, artificial intelligence, holographic display, virtual reality, large data cognitive analysis, new non-volatile storage, unmanned vehicles, block chaining, gene editing, etc.” will build a new game-leading advantage.
    by Lester Coleman
    Dec 29, 2016
    1 view, 1 like
    Chinese Government Takes Lead on Blockchain Innovation
    As evidenced by the Chinese government and officials on there proclamation of support of blockchain and the event, China is well set to lead the blockchain race.
    Digital Billions  
    Jan 17, 2016
    1 view, 1 like

7. Asia (6)

    Samsung SDS Puts Blockchain to Use for Korea’s Shipping Industry
    by Samburaj Das, CryptoCoinsNews  
    May 31, 2017
    1 view, 1 like
    South Korea: Why 2017 Will Take Blockchain in South Korea to New Heights
    1. Hurdles Will Be Lowered for Blockchain Adoption
    2. Korean Financial Institutions Will Form Local Blockchain Consortia
    3. And Finally, a Blockchain Adoption Triggering Point
    by Ryan Uhr  
    Dec 23, 2016
    1 view, 1 like
    South Korea: 27 Financial Firms Form Korean Blockchain Consortium
    A new blockchain consortium has been formed in South Korea, with both established finance firms and technology startups on its membership roster. The new initiative is the second of its kind in South Korea, and its formation last week comes on the heels of a separate consortium initiative spearheaded by the South Korean government.
    by Stan Higgins  
    Dec 12, 2016
    1 view, 1 like
    South Korea: South Korea Sees its First Blockchain Consortium
    A group of 21 financial investment companies and five blockchain technology firms have signed a memorandum-of-understanding (MoU) to develop distributed ledger solutions as a blockchain consortium.
    by Jung Suk-yee
    Dec 8, 2016
    1 view, 1 like
    Japan Explores the Future of Blockchain
    Like many countries, Japan is examining the possibilities that blockchain technology can offer more efficient infrastructure in payments, real-time settlement and an increased number of financial actors as the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes a reality.
    by Meghan Elison
    Jun 14, 2016
    1 view, 1 like
    Japan’s first blockchain industry organization, “Blockchain Collaborative Consortium (BCCC),” is now established
    In Japan, 34 companies have teamed up to launch the Blockchain Collaborative Consortium (BCCC), a new coalition aimed at educating the public and raising awareness about blockchain technology.
    by Diana Ngô  
    Apr 26, 2016
    1 view, 1 like

8. South-East Asia (1)

    Singapore Government builds blockchain system to protect banks
    The Singapore Government has turned to blockchain to prevent traders from defrauding banks. The Infocomm Development Authority completed a proof of concept using blockchain technology with Standard Chartered and DBS banks in December 2016. This is “the world’s first application of distributed ledger technology to enhance the overall security of trade finance invoicing.”
    by Medha Basu  
    Jun 7, 2016
    1 view, 1 like

9. Australia & New Zealand (0)

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