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BLING Newsletter
#14, March 2021
Blockchain in Government

In this edition of BLING’s newsletter, we are looking back at a succesful mid term conference "Blockchain public services across Europe" on March 3. Read our interview with Sergey Tsiulin of Aalborg University. The Healthy on the blockchain pilot kicked off in Belgium. BLING presented 8 use cases during the Interreg NWE project Blockstart event. And have a look our recently published BLING magazine!

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Mid Term Conference
--- Blockchain Public Services Across Europe  ---
March 3th 2021

On the 3rd of March in 2021, the Interreg Project BLING held its online Mid-Term conference on blockchain, project progress and use cases. Over 100 people registered for the event and were excited to participate in the discussion. We are looking back at an impressive and highly intersting conference with prominent key notes and real blockchain use cases. Did you miss this event? No worries, you can read about it on our website, you can have a look at the presentations and you can download the magazine.

Kick-off Healthy on the blockchain pilot

The healthy on the blockchain pilot from partners HOWEST and the municipality of Roeselare kicked-off. Employees of the city of Roeselare will test the wearables and application of this blockchain pilot in order to stimulate a healthy live style. Curious how this works? Read the article here or check out the use case story on our website.

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!
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The BLING magazine is out! Read all about our use cases and interviews with blockchain experts!
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BLING presented at Interreg NWE Blockstart event

On March 11 the BLING project was invited by the Interreg North West project Blockstart to present our use cases during a day of blockchain applications for SME's and government. Renske Stumpel from Groningen municipality presented the eight BLING use cases and highlighted the BLING conference magazine.

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Groningen, the Netherlands

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