The blockchain is more than “just another” digital subject. This open technology, invented by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, whom nobody knows and might be the avatar of a group of developers, could well revolutionize our economy and society. Some say that it could become the strong link in the digital economy, or even the most important technological innovation since the birth of the internet. No less!
Every walk of life is affected, from banks and insurers, to solicitors, public organisations, universities, healthcare and real estate. There are still few initiatives in France, even if the Leonardo da Vinci school of engineering now certifies its diplomas on the blockchain and the Caisse des Dépôts has set up a working group and is advocating the blockchain to raise awareness in economic and political circles.
On the other hand, our British neighbours have already officially made the change. A few months ago, the Government Office for Science published an official report that concluded: “the blockchain provides the government with a framework to reduce fraud, corruption and errors. It helps to redefine relations between the government and citizens in terms of data sharing, transparency and trust. It has the same potential for the private sector.” This says it all.
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