Government should adopt blockchain to improve public services, claims UK's chief scientist

Danny Palmer
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Government should adopt blockchain to improve public services, claims UK's chief scientist

'It has the potential to redefine the relationship between government and the citizen in terms of data sharing, transparency and trust,' says Sir Mark Walport

The government should adopt the technology behind the bitcoin crypto-currency in order to transform the delivery of public services and boost productivity, the UK's chief scientific adviser has claimed....

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