Since its inception in February 2018, the Kenya Blockchain and AI Taskforce has been hard at work looking for opportunities and ways in which these newer technologies can be applied in government.
As it turns out, the Chairman of the taskforce, Bitange Ndemo, was on hand to speak at the Seamless event 2018 to discuss these developments and what they have been able to do so far.
Some of the key developments in the taskforce agenda has been recommendations for the government on how to apply the blockchain to streamline services. While the government is not open to disclosing what it is undertaking, we believe most of what the chairman highlighted is already under development.
Some of the key developments highlighted include:
- Track and trace of supply chain for imports and exports
- Creation of a single identity
- Creation of a local cryptocurrency
- Creation of a regulatory sandbox
The above developments are certainly a good sign that they Kenya government is taking the blockchain technology in solving some of the challenges facing the country and the continent.