Technical and business analysis into Blockchain, funded and driven by a consortium of over 25 local authorities and published September 2018. This report sets the landscape for Blockchain in local government and its potential application to a range of candidate services.
Alongside a clear overview of the technology, the report details governance architecture options, smart contracts, cryptography, international government Blockchain examples, addresses GDPR concerns and more.
In addition, two local government focused tools were commissioned as part of this collaboration, the first to enable councils to assess the appropriateness of Blockchain to a particular service and a second to determine what type of Blockchain would best support those services.
‘Blockchain for Local Government Services’ is available for free to all public sector organisations by using this link. It is written in plain English and about a one hour read.
In addition to the report, interested public sector parties gain access the Blockchain for Local Government assessment tool and a growing library of use case scenarios. Currently use case scenarios exist around identity, ASC, new starters, procurements, Section 106 agreements, procurement and more.
There is also potential to bring further Blockchain collaborations together, by grouping councils looking to do further work on Blockchain in relation to a particular service, in order to co-fund this journey.
CC2i is a public sector co-funding platform - which brought the original group together to co-fund this research - and will managing ongoing conversations with public sector bodies and private sector providers, around the next phase of Blockchain collaborations. So do get - and stay - in touch.