Blockchain is a ledger system that allows each individual, group or agency to keep their own copy of the record, yet still ensure that the copies match. And that’s the point of blockchain. It’s the digital equivalent of a trusted third party, certifying transactions are completed in the way that every party agreed to. In its special report, What’s Going on with blockchain?, Federal Drive with Tom Temin looks at how blockchain can change the way agencies meet their mission.
By breaking blockchain down to its core concept, federal agencies are coming up with new uses for the innovation.
GSA’s Jose Arrieta discusses some of the technology and programmatic considerations for his blockchain application.
The Treasury Department, as keeper of the nation’s financial integrity, keeps an eye on currencies the world over, including cryptocurrencies. Now it’s looking into potential uses for blockchain.
Senior Deloitte Technologist Mark White discusses the ecosystem of services and software suppliers available to agencies interested in exploring blockchain.