The government of Catalonia plans to implement blockchain technology to improve public administration and digital services for citizens.
Catalonia’s Department of Digital Policies will develop a strategic plan for the use of blockchain by the end of this year, for implementation in 2019.
This plan, which will be overseen by an interdepartmental working group, will identify the areas where blockchain technology has the greatest potential, and it will include an economic impact evaluation. From this, use cases will be prioritised.
Catalonia’s government says it wants to lead a country-wide strategy for blockchain implementation, noting that blockchain has the “potential to modify, on a global scale, the way in which traditional digital services are provided to the public sectors, to industries and to the public.”
A statement from the government of Catalonia says: “[This] agreement aims to position Catalonia as a leader in the use and development of blockchain, a technology that will be decisive and impact in all sectors and industries. The aim is to promote knowledge, training and the creation of talent in the field of blockchain technology.”
Catalonia’s administration also highlights its plan to promote blockchain to citizens, to educate them about the possibilities and potential of the technology.
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