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IDC PlanScape: Public Safety and Distributed Ledger (Blockchain) Technologies

IDC PlanScape: Public Safety and Distributed Ledger (Blockchain) Technologies

This IDC PlanScape discusses issues related to DLT/blockchain solutions in-depth, highlighting which stakeholders need to be involved and recommended steps to take so that smart public safety organizations can learn to leverage the technologies appropriately. Most importantly, we address why public safety organizations should be considering DLT."Distributed ledger technologies (DLT) (blockchain) solutions are profoundly transformative solutions that offer the capacity to: forensically track fraud and illicit criminal activity; maintain a secure chain of custody for digital evidence; drastically reduce bureaucracy; and streamline transactional and contract efficiencies, creating valuable cost savings for budget-constrained local governments." — Dr. Alison Brooks, research director, Smart Cities and Public Safety

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IDC PlanScape Figure
Executive Summary
Why Are Distributed Ledger (Blockchain) Technologies of Value to Public Safety?
Blockchain/DLT Benefits
What Is Distributed Ledger (Blockchain) Technology as It Relates to Public Safety?
Visible Versus Deep Web, The Onion Router, Dark Net
Dark Net Marketplaces and Cryptocurrencies
The Blockchain Mining and Hashing
Smart Contracts
Who Are the Key Stakeholders?
How Can Public Safety Take Advantage of Distributed Ledger (Blockchain) Technologies?
Essential Guidance
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