Dubai – The blockchain has the ability to solve many of the issues faced by governments around the world. This was concluded in a panel discussion “Blockchain for Government Data & Applications” here at BSV Global Blockchain Convention.
The discussion was moderated by Jimmy Nguyen – Founding President, BSV Blockchain Association. Following panelists took part in the discussion.
Saeed Mohammed Ali Alhebsi – Advisor in AI & Sr. Project Mngr, UAE Ministry, of HR & Emiratisation
Muhammad Salman Anjum – Head of BSV Blockchain Association Hub, Middle East & South Asia | Chief Mate, InvoiceMate
Vasilisa Marinchuk – Director of International Relations & Engagements, CBCat (Blockchain Center of Catalonia)
Ahmed Yousif – Middle East Lead, BSV Blockchain for Government Initiative
Participants shared their respective experiences of working with different government projects involving blockchain.
Mr. Saeed Mohammed Ali Alhebsi highlighted the initiatives taken by the UAE government, especially with reference to the Ministry, of HR & Emiratisation.
Mr. Salman Anjum shared his experience regarding the implementation of InvoiceMate, an invoice management system with SALIC, a public entity in Saudi Arabia, Sindh Police, a provincial public department, and the provincial government of KPK in Pakistan.
Ms. Vasilisa Marichuk elaborated how was her experience with Democracy for All and the implementation of the voting system on blockchain in Catalonia.
Mr. Ahmed Yousif explained his pilot project with Makkah Municipality, Hajj services, and other projects with the Saudi government.
All of the panelists agreed that still there are many challenges in implementing blockchain in public sectors but with the evolution of technology and the unparalleled benefits of blockchain, more and more governments across the globe are exploring blockchain for the solution of governance problems.