Chapter 13: Government Blockchain Applications

Government is inefficient and difficult to audit.  Taxes are collected inefficiently and often wasted.  Voting systems are untrustworthy and have been taken advantage of by both political parties and hostile state actors.  Blockchain provides methods to make the state more audible, to prevent fraud, and also to protect critical data like classified information and intellectual property.

Chapter Key Points

  • Blockchain as part of a national cybersecurity strategy.
  • Blockchain voting and unhackable cryptographic government ID
  • Unified databases that are protected with decentralized cryptography
    • Criminal records
    • Tax records
    • Military and service records
    • Tracking diseases
  • Crypto assets and pensions
  • Cybersecurity benefits of embracing strong encryption