Australia Is Serious About Its Blockchain Strategy
The Australian government wants to propel the usage of blockchain in the public sector. For this, the roadmap and donation (AU$100,000, or $71,000) are needed. In fact, the governing body wants Australia to become a “global leader” in this field. Kudos to them!
This is a logical continuation of what some call “an obsession”: a year ago the government invested AU$700,000 to the “Digital Transformation Agency”. The task was to research blockchain possibilities for distributing government payments. Whoa! I’d deffo like to work at this agency.
And another AU$350,000 were donated to facilitate the creation of… international blockchain standards. I never heard of such thing, I need to go to Australia asap – they seem to be in the know of something the rest of the world is struggling to grasp. And to support my idea, here is another proof. A whooping AU$1B (yes, billion, even if it’s in Australian dollars) contract was awarded to IBM last year. The 5-years deal aims at the development of blockchain solutions for taxpayers. Go, Aussies, go go go!