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Promising, Practical Blockchain Use Cases for Governments

Published: 12 March 2018

ID: G00350893

Analyst(s): Rick Howard , David Furlonger , Rick Holgate


Governments globally have shown intense, if unfocused, interest in blockchain. Government CIOs should concentrate on well-founded, practical use cases with an understanding of the complete technology stack required, its associated risks and a plan for migration as technology matures.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Improve Decision-Making Rigor by Assessing and Validating That Blockchain Is Actually Required for the Contemplated Use Case
  • Manage Risks for Complex Use Cases Reliant on Additional Capabilities Delivered Outside of the Blockchain: Conduct Due Diligence on Available Solutions, Probe for Vulnerabilities and Develop a Migration Plan
  • Devote Sufficient Time and Thought to Connecting Physical Things to Their Digital Representation to Determine Readiness for Implementation

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