Alan Thurlow, head of the IBM government blockchain project, said that the government is really interested in the ability of the blockchain to share trusted transaction data between agencies and jurisdictions without institutional control. For example, the government manages land, water and other energy sources. But the government is expected to choose to use a private blockchain instead of a public blockchain promoted by Bitcoin, because the blockchain is essentially open, which means that the blockchain is not suitable for mobile sensitive data, such as personal information. Or taxes.
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