Smart Cities & Global Hubs

Blockchain & Smart Cities

Government Services

The use of smart contracts in and between governmental departments could automate bureaucratic processes, from granting identities and licenses to managing resources such as water, energy, and waste.

Transportation and Mobility

Blockchain has the potential to replace outdated legacy systems in the public transit sector, more effectively tracking fleets for maintenance and safety concerns, as well as issuing alerts and usage reports. On the consumer side, it also opens up the possibility of a more efficient and user-friendly ticketing system between different modes of transport.

Real Estate Management

Smart City real estate is tracked on a digital ledger that hosts information on all of the city’s properties, including ownership and land rights, utility usage, property tax assessment, and utilities details. This would provide both the city and the owner with a secured source of information for administering services, as well as a platform to manage transactions.

Want to learn more?

The Blockchain Research Institute has produced a report on smart cities, called Blockchain for Smart City Infrastructure. This report follows the transformation of Dubai into a smart city using blockchain, AI, IoT and big data analytics.

You can also read our report about the Networked Hotbeds of Blockchain, which focusses on the cities and jurisdictions leading global blockchain innovation.

Lastly, you should read how decentralized transportation can intersect with smart city infrastructure in our case study EVA Cooperative: Ride Sharing on the Blockchain.

2020 Smart Cities & Global Hubs Speakers

Karen Bhatia

Ronak Doshi

Hanumantha Rao

Sorcha Mulligan

Montserrat Guardia Güell

Maria Pia Aqueveque Jabbaz

Alejandro Pardo Vegezzi