3 blockchain questions to... Sergey Tsiulin
Sergey Tsiulin works as a PhD researcher at the University of Aalborg, with a focus on the shipping & supply chain industry. Sergey is an enthousiastic partner in the BLING project and we asked him 3 blockchain questions.
1. Can you tell us a bit about your (latest) developments at Aalborg University?
We do research on whether blockchain can be applied to document handling in maritime ports. So far, we established how closely certain blockchain scenarios for port management relate to previously introduced concepts, in particular the Port Community System - a shared port platform that enables secure and intelligent exchange of information between organisations level.
2. Which blockchain topics do you find the most interesting or promising?
Three topics stand out: supply chain, healthcare and digital identity. These three areas match the fundamental requirements of blockchain: a high number of scattered, diverse actors are involved, with a lack of trust between each other, and there is a low level of co-integration and significance of third parties in data processing. These areas really seem promising, so we keep our eyes on recent and further developments!
3. What is the most valuable lesson you have learned so far by working together with international partners in this European project?
Our BLING partners motivate us to look further, and keep our eyes open towards different aspects of implementation of blockchain and its practical sides. It is very interesting and encouraging. As people say: “The truth is born in argument” which we exactly see in BLING – where great ideas and new methods emerge from our project discussions!