Two More Working Groups Join The National Blockchain Roadmap Steering Committee

Saturday 10 October 2020, 7:00 AM AEST - 2 weeks ago

The National Blockchain Roadmap of Australia was established back in February of 2020.

Since then, more and more working groups have been formed, aiming to transform Australia into a country improved by revolutionary technology.

Following an onboarding and application process in July 2020, the government has formed working groups to research different applications of blockchain, and their potential use in the public sector – given their popularity in the private sector.

The first two working groups were established a month later.

August saw the foundation of the Supply Chain Working group, headed by Katie Ford and Dr. Mark Staples. The group is investigating the potential for blockchain technology to support trusted supply chains, with an initial focus on the agriculture sector.

The second working group established in August is headed by Dr. Chris Berg and Prof Jason Potts. It focuses on the use of blockchain to ensure credentials in the education sector – as well as the integrity of academic papers written and used in Australia and abroad.

A Renewed Focus On Cybersecurity And Compliance

On the 9th of October, the next two working groups were formed.

The Cybersecurity Working Group will be focused on improving cybersecurity solutions in the era of asymmetrical warfare with blockchain technology.

Headed by Adriana Belotti and Steve Vallas, the top-notch team formed yesterday will be cooperating with CSIROs’ Data61 researchers, among others.

Last but not least, the second working group formed yesterday will focus on Regtech and Compliance. The aim of this group is to clear up bureaucracy and confusing laws in order to help businesses meet their regulatory obligations in a highly secure environment.

Among others, the CEO of Fintech Australia – Rebecca Schot-Guppy – is on the Regtech and Compliance team.

With the National Blockchain Roadmap rapidly meeting its goals, more announcements should be in the wings.