Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Conference papers

Beyond Bitcoin Enabling Smart Government Using Blockchain Technology

Abstract : The new technology Bitcoin has got a lot of attention since it was presented in late 2008 and implemented early 2009. However, the main attention has been to the currency and not so much the underlying blockchain technology. This paper argues that we need to look beyond the currency and investigate the potential use of the blockchain technology to enable smarter governments by utilizing the secure, distributed, open, and inexpensive database technology. The technology is discussed in the perspective of an information infrastructure to investigate its full potential. After a literature review of Bitcoin publications, with a special emphasis on eGovernment literature, the paper presents a relevant use case highlighting the innovation potential of the new technology. The literature review shows that Bitcoin is absent from the e-Government literature. The use case presented shows that Bitcoin could be a promising technology for validating many types of persistent documents in public sector.
Complete list of metadatas

Cited literature [23 references]  Display  Hide  Download

https://hal.inria.fr/hal-01636442
Contributor : Hal Ifip <>
Submitted on : Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 3:55:27 PM
Last modification on : Friday, November 17, 2017 - 1:12:05 AM
Long-term archiving on: : Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 3:14:09 PM

File

430312_1_En_20_Chapter.pdf
Files produced by the author(s)

Licence


Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Identifiers

Citation

Svein Ølnes. Beyond Bitcoin Enabling Smart Government Using Blockchain Technology. 5th International Conference on Electronic Government and the Information Systems Perspective (EGOV), Sep 2016, Porto, Portugal. pp.253-264, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-44421-5_20⟩. ⟨hal-01636442⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

730

Files downloads

1080