What could blockchain do for politics? – Welcome to Blockchain – Medium

  • This is perhaps why the government in Tbilisi, under the leadership of justice minister Tea Tsulukiani, decided to make Georgia the first country in the world to use a blockchain to protect its land registry system.Blockchain is a system that makes an immutable ledger using sophisticated cryptography, distributing the database…
  • Imagine a UN-backed electoral blockchain that could be used as the gold standard to prevent corruption in elections, replacing the need for costly election monitoring programs.More Secure National RecordsThe Georgian land registry is one of the first examples of blockchain being used in this way.
  • A blockchain with a thousand or so computers on it, such as the Georgian land registry, but theoretically also a hospital patient database, electoral roll, or anything else you can think of, is much more secure than holding the database on a single server — as is the norm today — because attackers would…
  • North Korean hackers were later found to have been behind the attack.But by anchoring the smaller private blockchain to the behemoth bitcoin blockchain, which has millions of nodes and unbelievable amounts of computer power maintaining its integrity, the database becomes even more immutable.Land Records and Smart ContractsOther countries have taken…
  • On blockchain, no matter what buildings were lost, every record would be absolutely secure.The next step, according to Mari Khardziani, head of the international relations unit at Georgia’s National Agency of Public Registry, is to add the ability to incorporate “smart contracts” onto the blockchain itself, so that a Georgian…

The small nation in the Caucuses, with a population of just under four million, gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. But in 2008, under the pretext of supporting separatist movements…
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