Blockchain in Scotland – in Transport, and in Government

SEStran (South-East Scotland Transport Partnership) undertook a review of the blockchain environment in Scotland/the UK, with a particular focus on blockchain in transport and in the public sector (especially local government). Stakeholders identified issues affecting techological adoption/change.

Why Blockchain?

The adoption of blockchain-enabled services is a key part of a wider transition to the next generation of innovative government services. Learn how this once in a generational shift requires more than technological change – it requires policy, legal, and capacity development at all levels.

Introducing BRAT – the Blockchain Readiness Assessment Tool

BRAT generates a maturity score for the organization, which can be compared to that of other organizations as a benchmark. An organisation can also repeat BRAT, and compare results to their earlier scores to see how their capacity is developing over time.

How Gothenburg’s Blockchain Lab uses BRAT to support service change

Gothenburg University’s Blockchain Lab uses BRAT in a three-step process to help organisations build capacity and identify gaps and risks in their blockchain knowledge. These steps – an initial survey, a results workshop, and a final report – help organistions get the most out of their BRAT results.

IP-report regarding electronic voting based on blockchain

An answer to the questions 1) If the County Adminstrative Board decides to develop its own model for e-voting, which international IP-rules apply?, 2) Could the County Adminstrative Board potentially protect a model for e-voting that it develops or does this model automatically become public?

The EU Legislation and Blockchain

An overview of current EU policy and regulation with regards to blockchain technology, summarising the most oft-discussed challenges related to blockchain technology vis-a-vi EU legislation, and highlighting some of these challenges with case law in EU member states.

Developing and implementing blockchain technologies for governments

David Magard - Developing and implementing blockchain technologies

David Magård works on the digitisation of the public sector for the Swedish Ministry of Infrastructure. He talks about developing and implementing blockchain technologies for governments – particularly on the importance of governance and on the difficulties in successfully adopting this technology.

Understanding Innovation in Blockchain in Government

Juho Lindman and Livia Norström from the University of Gothenburg tell us about some of the work the Blockchain Lab has done to understand the challenges facing governments as they work on blockchain-enabled services, and some of the factors which are driving this change.