As many of us get up to speed regarding Estonia and their governmental use of blockchain, this caught my eye: “Why Sweden is Taking a Chance on Blockchain Land Registry”

http://www.coindesk.com/sweden-taking-chance-blockchain-land-registry/

In general, this kind of progress is what we live for at GBA.  I am endeavoring to get connected with this implementation team (let me know if you have any connections in Sweden!).

I also believe it is very prescient that …  “the biggest barrier to changing the land titling system [in Sweden] is not the technology itself, but laws and regulations that have been in place for years.”   It’s no genius on my part to suggest a similar scenario in virtually every other government organization that investigates blockchain.

 

Another gating factor is the raw knowledge the government agency is acquiring in the minds of its employees in order to implement blockchain correctly.  This is key; human capital needs to be brought up to speed on all the basics as well as the nuanced variables.  This is where we hope to be a big help.

What other factors will determine success or failure in these kind of scenarios?  How long will these kind of changes take?  What are the key enablers and key road blocks?

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