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Blockchains are a key element of Vienna's digitalisation initiative

The project is part of the city’s DigitalCity

  • August 15, 2018 13:00
  • Author Olya Georgieva
Medium vienna.info
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Professional services firm, Ernst & Young (EY), is working with the City of Vienna on public blockchains to validate and secure the city’s Open Government Data (OGD), which includes information on public transport routes, train schedules and surrounding communities’ voting results. This project makes the city a pioneer in the implementation of blockchains in public administration.

The project is part of the city’s DigitalCity.Wien digitalisation initiative and the Austrian capital is using blockchain to simplify and automate administrative processes, especially for OGD. These include energy reports and valid business registrations, which must be updated frequently. In addition, the blockchain networks are helping to improve the data security of this information.

Source: Smart cities world

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