As more and more of our business processes become digital, companies are continually facing the challenge of ensuring not only the security of their systems and secrets, but also confirming the validity and veracity of external documents like contracts, invoices and payment advice. Blockchain can help to face these challenges, as Judith Ellis explains.
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Public administration offers and requires the same properties as blockchain: transparency, trust, and immutability. But does this predestine blockchain to be suitable for all e-government processes? Volker Skwarek explores potential use cases.
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Blockchain offers governments the opportunity to revolutionize their handling of citizen data and the allocation of rights in secure e-government scenarios. Dieter Rehfeld argues for the development of a European public-sector blockchain infrastructure, establishing Europe as a leader in the area.