The Blockchain Technology´s Applicability: A Research Project within Governments and Sustainability

Mathias Folke Adler Pedersen

Studenteropgave: Kandidatafhandlinger


The Blockchain technology is still in the progress of reaching its plateau of productivity, even though it has been emerging since the release of the Bitcoin whitepaper in 2008. This is illustrated as the concrete applicability and benefits of the Blockchain technology for governments and other organizations is still to be emphasized. Additionally, the Blockchain technology hasn’t been made understandable for the majority of the public, due to its relatively high demand of technical knowledge and flair. Research show that the Blockchain technology has the potential to change the world equivalent to what the internet did, which is why the abovementioned is concerning. This is the motivation behind this research project, which purpose is to examine how the Blockchain technology can be beneficial for governments, and especially with a sustainable purpose. The research project proposes recommendations to an ongoing Swedish project called R:ekobyn, which wants to investigate the applicability of the Blockchain technology. The recommendations are within the Blockchain technology´s applicability for governments, governance and sustainability. Additionally, recommendations related to optimizing governments´ ability to transform will be proposed. The research project enlightens the Blockchain technology´s challenges and identify areas where governments have to be cautious and remember that not everything that can be digitalized should be digitalized. The proposed recommendations concludes that the Blockchain technology´s applicability in governments can be beneficial as well as foster sustainability. All of the research project´s recommendations can be applicable for all types of organizations and are not relevant for governments. Business Administration and Information Systems, (Kandidatuddannelse) Afsluttende afhandling
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VejledereLeif Bloch Rasmussen