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英国上议院建议政府开发区块链技术

近日,英国国会上议院建议英国政府探索区块链或分布式分类账本技术(DLT)在政府服务中的各种可能应用。

上议院表示,这些应用可以覆盖国家和公共安全、医疗保健、网络安全、海关和移民等多个领域

上议院在报告中强调,在公共部门采用区块链,可以让政府通过区块链技术的分权信任机制改变政府与公民之间的关系。

除了技术可能带来的好处之外,报告还提到了采用这种技术的风险,因为它还是一项全新的、未成熟的技术。报告以与ICO相关的风险为例说明上述观点,并列举了一些尚未解决的、可能会危及使用系统的问题。

英国上议院还表示,要提高决策能力和公共服务,政府需要更强大的领导力。它建议政府在分布式分类账本的研究、标准制定、测试和加强跨部门合作方面应具有坚定的政治意愿。

据悉,英国议会此前已经开始了区块链方面的研究。比如在2016年年中,英国上议院委员会主持了关于分布式分类账本及其对财政和政府可能产生的影响的听证会。尽管已经承认了它的潜力,但当时委员会对这项技术采取了一些批判的态度。

 

Great Britain’s upper chamber of parliament, the House of Lords, has recommended the exploration of the possible various applications of Blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) across government services.

The House added that the government should study the possibility of using the technology in such sectors as national security and public safety, healthcare, cybersecurity and customs and immigration.

In its report, the Upper Chamber stressed that there are a lot of opportunities for DLT across government services. It also claimed that the adoption of Blockchain in the public sector could change the relationship between the government and its citizens through the technology’s decentralized trust mechanisms.

In his foreword to their report, lead author Lord Christopher Holmes claimed that the DLT can play a key role in improving government services and solidifying the country’s competitive position as a global leader in technology-based innovations.

Other highlights of the report

Aside from the possible benefits of the technology, the report cited the risks associated with its adoption because it is still new and “immature.” It presented as examples the risks related to the conduct of initial coin offerings (ICO), as well as the “unresolved issues” that could endanger the systems that will use it.

The house also claimed that “greater leadership” from the government is required to improve decision-making and the delivery of public services. It recommended that serious political will should be adopted to pursue initiatives in researching, developing standards, conducting tests, and enhancing cross-departmental collaboration with respect to DLT.

Previous parliamentary works on the technology

The British parliament has already worked on the technology in the past. In mid-2016, a House of Lords committee hosted a hearing on DLT and its possible effect(s) on finance and government.

Despite its acknowledgment of the potential of the technology, the committee adopted a somewhat critical tone on the technology then.


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