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Title: Blockchain technology in the Government of Malta : an analysis
Authors: Vella, Shaun
Keywords: Blockchains (Databases) -- Malta
Public administration -- Malta
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: Vella, S. (2018). Blockchain technology in the Government of Malta: an analysis (Bachelor's dissertation).
Abstract: This study examines various possibilities in which the blockchain technology can be applied in Malta, with specific relation to the public sector. The research explores benefits, challenges and requirements perceived to be necessary for the implementation of this emerging technology in the Government of Malta. In addition, it explores the future perspective of Malta in adopting the blockchain technology. Interviews were conducted with participants who were chosen through purposive sampling. The sampling frame included a participant with technical expertise and industry expertise, Chief Information Officers within ministries in which Blockchain could be adopted, and another participant from the Government of Malta for the strategic perspective that enriched the outcome of this study. Analysis of the interviews and participants’ perspectives generated over-arching themes. These individuals revealed that Blockchain technology holds promise to disrupt the public sector in Malta. However, since this technology is at its early stages, it was evident that further analysis, research and education were required. A number of possible use cases within the public sector were identified in this study. It can be concluded that although this shift is very likely to happen, the application of such a technology is still immature, and education must address both positive and negative sides prior to implementation.
Description: B.SC.BUS.&I.T.
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacEma - 2018
Dissertations - FacEMAMAn - 2018

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