Enterprise Blockchain

Which Governments Are Using Blockchain Right Now?

A comprehensive list of public sector blockchain experiments planned, in progress, or paused globally

By ConsenSys

November 18, 2019

More governments join the race to pass regulatory legislation and commence pilot projects centered around blockchain technology every day. Governments can leverage blockchain technology to provide cybersecurity, process optimization, and integrate hyperconnected services while bolstering trust and accountability. The distributed ledger format can be leveraged to support an array of government and public sector applications, including digital currency/payments, land registration, identity management, supply chain traceability, health care, corporate registration, taxation, voting (elections and proxy), and legal entities management.

This article compiles a list of administrations that have launched or are preparing to launch blockchain projects around the world:


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North America

Canada
Mexico
United States 

South America

Argentina

Europe

Austria
Denmark
Estonia
Georgia
Germany
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
United Kingdom

Africa

Ethiopia
Ghana
Kenya
Liberia
Mauritius
Nigeria
Rwanda
Sierra Leone
  • The government of Sierra Leone, in cooperation with non-profit Kiva, launched a blockchain platform for credit history. The governmental agencies provide biometric data to identify applicants, while the platform offers a digital wallet and a distributed ledger to store the digital loan transactions.  
  • The government of Sierra Leone plans to fully adopt a blockchain-enabled national identity system by the end of 2019.
South Africa
Tanzania
Uganda
Zambia

Asia

China

As China has over 500 reported blockchain projects registered, many being government-led, we will select a few for this list.

    • legalXchain registered three blockchain services that are based on legalXchain, LegalFabric, and the Hyperledger. 

The Guiyang Municipal People’s Government Press Office published a white paper entitled “Development and Application of Guiyang Blockchain.” The white paper has been referred to by industry practitioners as the country’s “first blueprint” for blockchain technology.

Hong Kong SAR
India
Malaysia
Singapore
South Korea
Thailand
United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Australia

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