Note from the Publisher: Every day, it seems we hear of yet another application for blockchain, the underlying technology of bitcoin, and today is word that the Australian Postal Service is now testing blockchain applications. What’s particularly interesting, though, is that this is being done through an accelerator division of this governmental entity.
“Australia’s state-owned postal service is now considering several blockchain applications.
According to a report by ZDNet, the company is looking at accreditation and e-voting as part of internal blockchain R&D efforts. The Australia Post first divulged details about its blockchain work in March, when CEO Ahmed Fahour discussed uses involving digital identity.
Rick Wingfield, a partner for the Australia Post Accelerator unit, told attendees of the Technology in Governance conference last week that he believes the technology could help the government streamline processes that involve ascertaining identity.”