Reported by RTT the Independent republic Catalonia is set to implement blockchain technology in public administration. The government also plans to promote the technology among companies and citizens.
The Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) has agreed to create an interdepartmental working group to formulate the blockchain implementation strategy by December 31,2018 and start applying it from 2019.
The working group will identify areas where blockchain can be used to its maximum potential. It will also evaluate organizational, economic and technological impact of implementing it.
The task to develop the implementation strategy has been entrusted to the department of Digital Policies.
The country will promote knowledge, training and the creation of talent in the field of blockchain technology, as well as research and innovation in the field, while encouraging the development of a new industry around it.
A blockchain is a distributed database that allows you to keep records of transactions permanently, immutable and safely.
Catalonia’s Secretariat of Telecommunications, Cybersecurity and the Digital Society have already started implementing the technology as part of the country’s SmartCAT strategy, in line with the Europe 2020 strategy of the European Commission.