Blockchain Hustle Podcast
Episode 19: Blockchain in Public sector - Part 12 (Combat Corruption)

Episode 19: Blockchain in Public sector - Part 12 (Combat Corruption)

July 1, 2020

After talking about using blockchain to fight corruption subjects – Registration of assets, tracking of transactions, Identity management and voting – here is the second part taking a look at another corruption target i.e. government procurement. Plus a few thoughts on overall strategy with blockchain to combat corruption.

All this here in the 12th episode of Blockchain in Public sector series.

Welcome to the Blockchain Hustle where I take a look at some interesting plays of how blockchain technology is opening up new business vistas across multiple industries. 

TIME STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

[00.17]     Recap and introduction to this episode

[00.45]     Government procurements

[06.39]     Blockchain backbone for anti-corruption infra – some key elements

[10.30]     Preferred blockchain platform

[11.25]     Is tech enough?

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Episode 18: Blockchain in Public sector - Part 11 (Combating Corruption)

Episode 18: Blockchain in Public sector - Part 11 (Combating Corruption)

June 24, 2020

How to solve a problem like corruption?

Corruption is strongly associated with opaque, hidden transactions, distorting of documents and records. Blockchain provides transparency, and immutability. Corruption is associated with centralization and misuse of power - a strong link is observed between number of intermediaries and corruption. And Blockchain is all about decentralization. So, can blockchain help curb corruption and instill trust in public services? Possibly so. 

A look at how blockchain can potentially serve as a strong anti-corruption instrument - in this 11th episode of Blockchain in Public sector series.

Welcome to the Blockchain Hustle where I take a look at some interesting plays of how blockchain technology is opening up new business vistas across multiple industries. 

TIME STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

[00.17]    Introduction to this episode

[01.45]    Blockchain as an anti-corruption instrument

[02.27]    Corruption subjects

[02.57]    Registration of assets

[04.12]    Tracking of transactions

[06.01]    Identity management

[06.53]    Elections/Voting

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Episode 17: Blockchain in Public sector - Part 10 (To Blockchain, or not to Blockchain)

Episode 17: Blockchain in Public sector - Part 10 (To Blockchain, or not to Blockchain)

June 16, 2020

Blockchain has been evolving from a hot tech disruption buzzword towards actual business. But before jumping onto the bandwagon with all your resources and guns firing, there is one basic question we need to answer and that is – To Blockchain or not to Blockchain.

A look at a Blockchain use case selection Framework in this 10th episode of Blockchain in Public sector series.

Welcome to the Blockchain Hustle where I take a look at some interesting plays of how blockchain technology is opening up new business vistas across multiple industries. 

TIME STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

[00.17]     Recap and Introduction to this episode

[01.21]     Blockchain use case selection framework

[02.06]     Some factors basis stakeholders

[05.30]     Some factors basis assets type

[07.45]     Some factors basis transactions and data involved

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Episode 16: Blockchain in Public sector - Part 9 (Some examples - Thailand)

Episode 16: Blockchain in Public sector - Part 9 (Some examples - Thailand)

June 9, 2020

Data management and exchange, Identity management, Traceability and food safety – these are the 3 major blockchain use cases cited by Thailand’s Digital Government Agency (DGA). The Thailand government has undertaken blockchain projects across transportation and logistics, Voting, Tracking agri produce, Tourist VAT refunds, Government e-procurement, National trade platform and more. 

A brief overview on these in this 9th episode of Blockchain in Public sector series.

Welcome to the Blockchain Hustle where I take a look at some interesting plays of how blockchain technology is opening up new business vistas across multiple industries. 

TIME STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

[00.17]    Introduction to this episode

[01.31]    3 major use cases of blockchain in public sector from Thailand’s DGA

[02.46]   Some blockchain projects

[08.32]   Wrap-up of share of examples of public sector blockchain projects pan certain geographies

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Episode 15: Blockchain in Public sector - Part 8 (Some examples - UAE)

Episode 15: Blockchain in Public sector - Part 8 (Some examples - UAE)

June 2, 2020

Supporting a secure data exchange by Abu Dhabi Digital Authority and the Smart Dubai blockchain payment reconciliation and settlement project are a couple of UAE public sector projects. A key finding here is that the core challenge remains in strategic, operational and regulatory aspects of implementation – rather than on the technical.

A brief overview along with some key findings on the deployment challenges and success factors from UAE in this 8th episode of Blockchain in Public sector series.

Welcome to the Blockchain Hustle where I take a look at some interesting plays of how blockchain technology is opening up new business vistas across multiple industries. 

TIME STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

[00.17]    Introduction to this episode

[02.04]    A peek into blockchain in UAE – Emirates Blockchain Strategy 2021 and Dubai Blockchain Strategy 2020

[02.13]    Secure data exchange by Abu Dhabi Digital Authority

[03.11]    Smart Dubai blockchain payment reconciliation and settlement project

[04.38]    Key findings - Challenges

[07.06]    Key findings – Success factors

[08.22]    Wrap-up

 

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Episode 14: Blockchain in Public sector - Part 7 (Some insights from India)

Episode 14: Blockchain in Public sector - Part 7 (Some insights from India)

May 25, 2020

Sanctity of single source of truth, Suitability of atomic vs. non-atomic transactions, Integration with legacy systems, Initial cost of implementation – these and more as part of some key learnings from blockchain projects pursued by India think tank, Niti Aayog.  

Welcome to the Blockchain Hustle where I take a look at some interesting plays of how blockchain technology is opening up new business vistas across multiple industries. 

TIME STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

[00.17]     Introduction to this episode

[02.04]    Learnings from some of the projects done by Niti Aayog, India

[02.13]    Sanctity of Single source of truth

[03.11]     Clear shared view of requirements

[04.38]    Integration with legacy systems

[07.06]     Limitations of Smart contracts

[08.22]    Suitability of atomic vs. non atomic transactions

[10.00]     Cost of implementation

[10.59]     Human resource constraints

[11.33]     Summary

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Episode 13: Blockchain in Public sector - Part 6 (Some insights from a few projects in Europe)

Episode 13: Blockchain in Public sector - Part 6 (Some insights from a few projects in Europe)

May 19, 2020

In the last couple of episodes, I shared a few examples of blockchain projects undertaken in the public sector in Europe. As a quick recap, these include – Land registry in Georgia, Academic credentials in Malta, Smart vouchers in Groningen, Netherlands, Decentralized ID management in Zug, Switzerland and Pension fund management again in Netherlands. 

In this 6th episode of Blockchain in Public sector series, I list a few insights garnered from these projects.

Welcome to the Blockchain Hustle where I take a look at some interesting plays of how blockchain technology is opening up new business vistas across multiple industries. 

TIME STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

[00.17]    Introduction and Recap

[01.01]    Insights garnered from projects in Europe

[04.07]    Some common characteristics across these blockchain projects

[05.07]    Wrap-up and prelude to upcoming episode

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Episode 12: Blockchain in Public sector - Part 5 (Some examples - Netherlands, Switzerland)

Episode 12: Blockchain in Public sector - Part 5 (Some examples - Netherlands, Switzerland)

May 11, 2020

Governments world over have come out with relief packages, payouts etc. to help especially the needy to tide over in this Covid-19 pandemic. Is it possible to improve ease of access/use for the intended citizens, enhance the targeting of public money, and all this within a framework of improved operational gains and auditability of public funds? 

Enhanced targetting of Public money for the needy, an improved cost efficient secure and transparent Pension administration and a Decentralized identity for citizens – all these in this 5th part of Blockchain in Public sector series.

Welcome to the Blockchain Hustle where I take a look at some interesting plays of how blockchain technology is opening up new business vistas across multiple industries. 

TIME STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

[00.17]    Introduction to the episode

[01.09]    Smart vouchers to low income citizens in Municipality of Groningen, Netherlands

[04:56]    Decentralized identity in Zug, Switzerland

[11.26]    Wrap up and prelude to next episode

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Episode 11: Blockchain in Public sector - Part 4 (Some examples – Georgia, Malta)

Episode 11: Blockchain in Public sector - Part 4 (Some examples – Georgia, Malta)

May 4, 2020

Land registration is often complicated and inefficient with time delays, frauds and human errors often cited as its major challenges. In this 4th episode of my Blockchain in Public sector series, I share Georgia’s efforts towards bringing a secure and efficient land registry via blockchain.

This episode also showcases how Malta has addressed issues with academic credential verification, storage and transferability using blockchain.

Welcome to the Blockchain Hustle where I take a look at some interesting plays of how blockchain technology is opening up new business vistas across multiple industries. 

TIME STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

[00.17]    Introduction and recap

[00.42]    Introduction towards share of what governments are doing in public sector – blockchain space

[01:17]    Land title registry in Georgia

[04.12]    Academic credentials verification in Malta

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Episode 10: Blockchain in Public sector - Part 3 (Requisite infrastructure & features)

Episode 10: Blockchain in Public sector - Part 3 (Requisite infrastructure & features)

April 27, 2020

With the context of the transforming public – private engagements shared in the last episode, I present in this episode what this entails and list out a few required facets and corresponding blockchain features that can be leveraged for the same. This is followed by main areas in public sector which hold most promise for blockchain accompanied by broad outlines of specific groups of use cases.

Welcome to the Blockchain Hustle where I take a look at some interesting plays of how blockchain technology is opening up new business vistas across multiple industries. 

TIME STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

[00.17]     Introduction and recap

[01.24]     What does the transforming public – private engagement entail?    

                And which blockchain features can be leveraged and where?

[06.55]     So how do we go about it and what is actually happening

[07.13]     4 main areas which hold most promise for blockchain

[08.15]     Specific groups of use cases being tested

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