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Making Blockchain Happen in the Public Sector
April 26 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Though decentralised by nature, blockchain is increasingly implemented in the centralised environment of the public sector. While blockchain is a salient topic on the overall technology agenda, its operational use cases in public services are only emerging – as is the political regulatory framework.
Two European projects working with blockchain in the public services, TOKEN and BLING, have joined forces to organise this conference, where you will learn:
- How blockchain can improve public services
- How to tackle technological challenges in public sector blockchain
- How do policies and regulations affect practical applications
This conference includes a keynote and two parallel tracks followed by a plenary session on policy. The operational track, ‘The Real World of Blockchain Implementations’, will focus on public sector use cases implemented in the Netherlands, Spain and Greece. The technology track titled ‘Tackle the Tech in Blockchain’ offers an opportunity to learn about the technological background of pilot projects as well as about Blockchain Platform-as-a-Service. The plenary session on the policy will cover EU and national level blockchain policies and strategies. In the plenary, we’ll hear expert presentations about the interplay of emerging technologies and emerging regulation. Please find the program in more detail below.