The impact of blockchain technology on public sectors

VUB research shows that blockchain technology can strengthen democratic values Ledger technology or Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), of which blockchain is one system, offers new ways to bring government services to citizens and businesses. Governments have therefore started experimenting and investing in blockchain and DLT solutions for the public sector. But what impact does this new technology have on public sectors, and on public values, and what role should government play in its development? Research by Marlen Komorowski, Laurence Claeys and Thomas Van Dam of imec-VUB-SMIT shows that ledger technology can transform, and even strengthen many public sectors.
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