Blockchain

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Blockchains
Blockchain technology
NARROWER TERMS

Blockchain is an open-sourced, decentralised, public and digital computer protocol stored on many different computers at once which allows for users to transact, peer-to-peer. The blocks are a growing list of records linked together using cryptography, forming a publicly distributed ledger.

Report

Canada and the digitalization of money

This report shares key takeaways from a workshop held in August with international and Canadian experts to develop advice for policy makers, regulators and market participants on how to advance the digitalization of money with a view to serving the interests of the users of...
Policy report

Australia’s digital future: a nation of users or leaders?

Australia risks dropping behind the world’s top technologically-driven nations without a stronger investment in digital technology-based research, innovation and workers, according to this summary for policy-makers.
Journal article

The potential of blockchain in building construction

Construction customers want more complex facilities delivered faster and at a lower cost. Transaction costs account for a significant proportion of each new or refurbished facility (a 2017 report from the Infrastructure Client Group in the UK suggests as high as 50%), yet they contribute...
Strategy

The national blockchain roadmap: progressing towards a blockchain-empowered future

Australia is home to a number of world-first blockchain applications. Combining blockchain technology with other technologies can add economic value to a range of business sectors. This document outlines a strategy for governments, industry and researchers to capitalise on opportunities and address challenges. It also...
Working paper

The potential for blockchain technology in corporate governance

This paper explores the recent applications of blockchain technology in financial services and outlines regulatory responses, to set the scene for future work in this area on corporate governance.
Report

Blockchain and the creative industries: provocation paper

Over the past decade, technology companies have become powerful players in the creative economy. This report explores how the creative industries might benefit from investment in improved administrative infrastructure that can be furnished through new digital ledger technology (blockchains).
Report

The costs and benefits of blockchain based peer-to-peer energy trading: an evaluation from the perspective of carbon emission and economic value

Australia has over 2 million PV installations given a combined capacity of over 11.1 gigawatts as of January 2019. This area experienced extremely rapid growth between 2010 and 2013 and has continued to grow. As Australia’s high capacity of PV installations, distributed energy markets have...
Report

Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies in the humanitarian sector

This report examines current distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) uses by the humanitarian sector to outline lessons for the project, policy and system levels. It offers recommendations to address the challenges that must be overcome before DLTs can be ethically, safely, appropriately and effectively scaled in...
Video

High-level panel: blockchain for better policies

Blockchain is a tool to standardise the regulatory process that serves the policy purposes better. A blockchain provides guidelines to help policymakers to respond to rapid changes in technologies, etc. The forum is about a strategic discussion on the potential benefits and risks of blockchain...
Briefing paper

Revolutionising health: predicting patient health using blockchain and wearable technology

Wearable technology has taken the world by storm over the past number of years. Members of the public have been liberated, finally able to take control over their health, wellbeing and lifestyle. More so now than ever, lifestyle has become a major factor in the...