Many exploratory initiatives surrounding blockchain are being realised in the Netherlands within industry, the government and knowledge institutions. Several initiatives are already approaching the prototype phase and are expected to be operational within several years. The Dutch Blockchain Coalition brings these initiatives together to create the conditions for reliable and socially acceptable applications.
Blockchain use cases
Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI)
A self-sovereign identity (SSI) is the driving force for a supple interaction in the online economy with a direct impact on the physical world. That is only possible with government interactions and therefore participation, especially for the confirmation that you who you claim to be and/or that you are 18+ and many other values.
Educational certificates and diplomas
A student who wants to continue his or her studies at a foreign institution faces the challenge of sharing the diploma gained or required and getting this recognised as authentic. This mostly paper-based procedure often leads to much extra work for the student and places a burden on the administration concerned.
The changing employment market in which Dutch citizens change jobs with increasing speed and frequency, poses considerable administrative challenges for pension schemes that can result in uncertainties for pensioners. Compared to the current systems, several questions, such as ’how much pension have I built up where?’, can be made easier to answer using Blockchain technology.
Compliance by design
Subsidies are an important tool for ensuring that we organise society in the way that we want. For example, subsidies for green energy, for farmers who produce what we need or for helping people who need help.
The Dutch Blockchain Coalition originated from a unique collaboration between industry, government and education, also known as the 'triple helix'. This cooperation already yields the first results in practice; This first vision document sets out the concrete results and the action lines for the future.