Blockchain Meetup
Tue, 16 January 2018, 18:00 - 21:00
London, The Oval Space, Pickle Factory
Government and Society: Can blockchain bring simplicity, convenience, and efficiency to government services?
Description
The potential of blockchain technology extends far beyond digital currencies and financial applications. There is so much room for innovation and creative solutions.

Using blockchain to support government agencies is a primary example of this. Blockchain provides governments a unique opportunity to simplify its interactions with citizens, improve information security and streamline public services.

We investigate how Blockchain can be utilised for social good.
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Blockchain and government services

Blockchain is a secure, distributed, inexpensive and open digital ledger technology. As such, it provides the perfect solution for upgrading government services.

A number of progressive governments are already working on integrating the technology: Sweden is exploring the using blockchain to back real estate transactions, while Estonia has established a system for tracking medical records, as well as an e-residency program, build on blockchain.

Join us in exploring how blockchains can be implemented to support government agencies and public services, examining the technical and legal constraints, reviewing examples of global governments that have already adopted blockchain technology, and discussing future trends in the digitisation of government services.
About the speakers
Patrick McCorry is a Research Associate at University College London. His focus is cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, cryptography and decentralised systems. McCorry was awarded the first prize in the Creative Cyber Security Hackathon hosted by Newcastle University, Lancaster University, Raytheon and BIS (Department for Business and Innovation, UK); and the third prize in the Economist Cyber Security Challenge.

Daniel Gasteiger has over 20 year experience in the financial services sector. Before co-founding Procivis, an electronic ID solutions company built on integrated e-government platform eID+, Gasteiger began his career as as an FX trader at Credit Suisse. He then went on to work at UBS where he built up and managed the Office of the Chairman as a Managing Director.
Program
18:00 — 18:30
Networking
18:30 — 18:45
Welcoming words
18:45 — 19:00
Binary District Education Center
Fostering learning and innovation
19:00 — 19:30
E-voting on blockchain
Patrick McCorry, Research Associate at University College London
19:30 — 20:00
Blockchain tech for e-governance
Daniel Gasteiger, Founder and CEO of Procivis
20:00 — 20:15
Closing remarks
20:15 — 21:00
Networking
Speakers
Patrick McCorry
Research Associate at University College London
Daniel Gasteiger
Founder and CEO of Procivis
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