Today I attended an event about “Blockchain for Smart Communities” during the Trento Smart City Week.
The topics discussed are:
- the impact on citizens, businesses & public administration
- new opportunities offered by blockchain technology and smart contracts
- use cases like automating insurances, providing transparency and resilience on administrative tasks and much more
- community is necessary to empower blockchain - trust is essential - as a member of a blockchain, you *participate* to the community (p2p) -> resilience, distributed systems + infrastructure - comproeuro.it | BManity PANTA REI (everything flows) - like internet in 1993, blockchain in 2018 - Trentino = "Bitcoin Valley" - Bitcoin as cultura, economic & tech innovation - can be seen as an insurance, to get back the freedom and security for deciding autonomously where to put our money and assets - insurances are inefficient - manual - identity needs to be verified over and over again - human error - centralized - public administration can benefit from blockchain - infrastructure thinks and decides in a neutral way - think of gas counters, they are already small embedded devices that apply rules about consumption & cost autonomously, but without being transparent