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Type Journal Article
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Title The role of public agencies in blockchain consortia: Learning from the Cardossier
Organization Unit
  • Gerhard Schwabe
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published in final form
  • English
Journal Title Information Polity
Publisher I O S Press
Geographical Reach international
ISSN 1570-1255
Volume 24
Number 4
Page Range 437 - 451
Date 2019
Abstract Text Blockchain technologies enable new forms of data sharing in platforms. This raises questions around how they are jointly developed and managed in blockchain consortia and what role public agencies play in those efforts. Based on an analysis of prior work on data sharing in public-private partnerships and other blockchain projects, we analyze the case of the Cardossier. The Cardossier project and (later) association develops a platform to link the public and private actors in the Swiss car ecosystem. The participating car registration authority has the roles of an actor in interorganizational processes, supplier of data, source of trust, guarantor of data quality, user of data, and incentive for making goods public. We conclude that the public agencies have a very important role in blockchain consortia and propose that they should use this role actively as part of their efforts to create public value.
Digital Object Identifier 10.3233/IP-190147
Other Identification Number merlin-id:18794
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