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Blockchain Rising: Eight Real-World Government Use Cases That Help Accelerate Digital Transformation

Blockchain Rising: Eight Real-World Government Use Cases That Help Accelerate Digital Transformation

This IDC Perspective describes eight real-world government use cases that help accelerate digital transformation. The use of blockchain is rising in government. Blockchain solutions already are being used to help support complex solutions like digital voting, land registries, smart contracts, and patents."Distributed ledger technologies are finding a home in government," said Shawn P. McCarthy, research director at IDC Government Insights. "They are becoming a powerful tool to help integrators create a set of tools to construct systems capable of reducing fraud, boosting security (especially against data tampering), and helping establish new relationships between government and citizens."

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Executive Snapshot
Situation Overview
Government Use Cases
Use Cases: Some Important Milestones
Use Case Number 1: United Nations Uses Blockchain to Establish Identification for Those Who Have None
Paying for Necessities and Slowly Transitioning to Citizen — With Blockchain
Self-Sovereign Identity
Use Case Number 2: Illinois Integrates Blockchain as It Digitizes Birth Certificates
Use Case Number 3: Florida Proposed a Blockchain-Enabled Driver's License
Use Case Number 4: FDA Uses Blockchain to Establish Chain of Custody Across a Supply Chain
Use Case Number 5: Some Jurisdictions Seek to Build Enterprisewide Asset Management Systems
New York City
Great Britain
Use Case Number 6: West Virginia and Zug, Switzerland, Hold Blockchain-Based Votes
West Virginia
Use Case Number 7: Cook County, Illinois, Runs a Pilot Program Using Blockchain to Establish Long-Term Legitimacy of Deeds And Other Land Records
Use Case Number 8: HHS Set Up a Blockchain System Tied to Purchasing Systems and Real-Time Pricing
Beyond These Use Cases
Advice for the Technology Buyer
Advice for Vendors
Advice for Governments
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