The full-scale Blockchain eGovernance program with the Ukrainian government and The Bitfury Group will begin with a pilot project to introduce Blockchain technology into Ukraine’s eGovernment platform.
The State Agency for eGovernance of Ukraine signed today a historic first-ever Memorandum of interaction and cooperation (Memorandum) with The Bitfury Group, a full-service Blockchain technology company, to create the first full-scale Blockchain eGovernance program for Ukraine.
The head of the State Agency for eGovernance of Ukraine Oleksandr Ryzhenko signed the Memorandum with The Bitfury Group CEO, Valery Vavilov, at Creative Quarter Space in Kyiv.
Key Facts About the Ukraine Bitfury Blockchain Program
- The main areas of the partnership being explored for the pilot project are using Blockchain in state registers, public services, social security, public health and the energy sector.
- Once the pilot is complete, the program will expand into all other areas, including cybersecurity.
- Blockchain technology, among other benefits, will help improve the protection of state databases against unauthorized interference, reduce the cost to citizens, improve overall efficiency, improve investment in Ukraine, and help reduce corruption across the board.
Head of the State Agency for eGovernance of Ukraine Oleksandr Ryzhenko said:
“Ukraine’s aim of reform in the government sector is extremely strong. We understand that there’s no alternative way instead of bringing to public services latest technologies.”
“Blockchain has proved itself as a good ground for cost reduction, government efficiency & transparency to help reduce corruption. All these are among our goals. So we’re ready to bring blockchain as part of Ukrainian eGoverment strategy.”
Bitfury Group CEO Valery Vavilov said:
“Our partnership with the Ukrainian government is about making the lives of the Ukrainian people better by making systems work for people and reducing friction across the board for all. We are grateful to the forward-looking and determined Ukrainian Government for moving in this important direction.”
“The Blockchain is a transformational technology that is easy to use, inexpensive, and much more secure than current systems. We will help ensure everyone can effectively and easily exchange value and ownership in a way they can trust.”
Additional Important Background Information
The Bitfury Group has seen great success in implementing blockchain technology in eGovernment programs through its partnership with the Republic of Georgia. In April 2016, The Bitfury Group announced that it signed an agreement with NAPR to pilot the first Blockchain land-titling registry in the Republic of Georgia.
The Bitfury Group and NAPR successfully implemented a custom-designed Blockchain system that is now integrated into the digital records system of NAPR. This private, permissioned Blockchain is anchored to the Bitcoin Blockchain through a distributed digital timestamping service.
Distributed digital timestamping allows NAPR to verify and sign a document containing a citizen’s essential information and proof of ownership of property. This groundbreaking project will continue to advance to include smart contract capabilities to streamline business operations for NAPR, including the sale of property, transfer of ownership and more, as well as expand to other government departments.