UK Government to Study Blockchain Adoption

The House of Lords has published a report about adoption of distributed ledger technologies (DLT) across government services
28 November 2017   475

The House of Lords, the upper house of the U.K. parliament, has published a report stating that government of the UK should take a leading role in the practical testing and application of distributed ledger technologies (DLT) across the public and private sectors in the service of the UK, its businesses and its citizens.

Our working hypothesis is that DLT can play a valuable part in enhancing the delivery of government services to the citizens of the U.K., in securing the U.K.'s competitive position as a global leader in technology‐based innovation and in protecting the security of government and citizens; data at a time when both are increasingly under threat.

 

Lord Christopher Holmes

According to the report, DLT could have possible applications across sectors including customs and immigration, national security and public safety, healthcare, cybersecurity and more.

Government assumes that the use of DLT could improve the relationship between the government and citizens through its decentralized trust mechanisms. However, the report argues that the technology is still "immature", stressing the risks from initial coin offerings (ICOs).

Genesis Conference to be Held in London

Genesis Conference will cover research and development, regulation, economics and applications issues, taking place in London on February 22
22 February 2018   69

Genesis London Conference will take place on February 22, tackling the most pertinent issues in blockchain space: research and development, regulation, economics and applications.

Genesis London is a platform for researchers, developers and generally anyone interested in blockchain, and its priority is to share knowledge, facilitate productive discourse and filter out the hype.

Location: The CityPoint building, 1 Ropemaker St, London, EC2, UK
Date and time: 9:30AM - 8PM, February 22, 2018

The agenda of the conference includes Privacy and Confidentiality Techniques for Blockchains; Permissioned Business Blockchain Applications and Use-cases; Scalable, Transparent and Post-quantum Secure Computational Integrity, with Applications to Cryptocurrencies; A Rational Protocol Design Treatment of Bitcoin, and more.

The headline speakers include Patrick de Laive, co-founder of TNW; Margarita Khartanovich, head of insight at Binary District; Jack Gavigan, chief operating officer at ZCash; Jeremy Kahn, technology writer for Bloomberg, and many more.