UK Government adopts blockchain as service platform

UK Government adopts blockchain as a service platform

What does the UK Government know about blockchain? If its civil service is still full of Sir Humphrey types, then not much. 

In what could be an example of a customer being blinded by science, a company called Credits has wangled itself a contract with the Crown Commercial Service.

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has awarded a place on the G-Cloud 8 framework agreement to Credits for the supply of distributed ledger technology (DLT).

This will enable the Credits Blockchain platform-as-a-service to be used by organisations across the UK public sector including central and local government, the devolved administrations, health, education, emergency services, defence, and not-for-profits such as housing associations and charities.

Nick Williamson, CEO of Credits, says: “Credits is pleased to have been awarded a place on the G-Cloud 8 platform.

“We are excited by the huge potential of Distributed Ledger Technology for many different government and public sector applications, and are looking forward to working with UK public sector organisations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their services for UK taxpayers.”