The Blockchain Book

24 April 2023 - Published by Evite van Winkoop
The Blockchain Book was officially launched at the BLING final Conference on April 26th! This book is a collection of key learnings from the BLING project on blockchain implementation in local and regional governments.

Over the last 4 years the BLING project aimed to accelerate and de-risk the deployment of blockchain-enabled services in government in Europe. The Blockchain Book brings together 24 pilots, proof of concepts, and use cases that show how blockchain-enabled solutions will change how local and regional governments deliver local services and how they work with citizens.

 From the largest government blockchain service in the Netherlands, to new ways to help people in financial difficulties, this book provides a range of examples of new ways to design and deliver services for communities and citizens that cross many service areas, including health, energy, and transportation. Throughout the project the partners have delivered real services in real life governmental settings: they have also delivered many new pilots, proof of concepts and use cases that exemplify how this innovative technology can be used in many different ways and in many different domains. Whether you are a seasoned government professional or new to the field, this book is an excellent opportunity to learn what blockchain can do for your organization and how to tackles the challenges that lie ahead.

Click here to download The Blockchain Book to find out how the BLING partnership focused on accelerating blockchain innovation across key themes – innovation and capacity building, working with communities, and energy and transport, in local and regional governments.





Special thanks to the people that have been part of the BLING adventure over the past 4 years. 

Adri Wischmann, BlockchainLab Drenthe, Netherlands Ali Amin Rezaei, University of Oldenburg, Germany Annik Schoutenden, City of Antwerp, Belgium Astrid Stroobandt, Howest University, Belgium Daniël du Seuil, District 09 and European Blockchain Danny Dreves, BlockchainLab Drenthe, Netherlands, Dave Fitch, Consultant, Scotland, Dave Murray Rust, TU Delft, Netherlands Dewi Eshuis, Groningen Municipality, Netherlands Ella Tallyn, University of Edinburgh, Scotland Emmie Osselaere, Gent, Belgium Evite van Winkoop, Groningen Municipality, Netherlands Gino Dehullu, City of Roeselare, Belgium Jan Willem Bos, Emmen Municipality, Netherlands Jasmien Wellens, City of Roeselare, Belgium Jelena Zec, County Administrative Board of Skåne, Sweden Jeroen Wester, BlockchainLab Drenthe, Netherlands, Jetta Post, Designer, Netherlands, Joe Revans, Edinburgh University, Scotland John Smalbil, Emmen Municipality, Netherlands Joke van Gheluwe, Howest University, Belgium Jolanda Hemmes-Blumers, CJIB (Dutch Central Justitieel Incassobureau), Netherlands Jörgen Dehlin, County Administrative Board of Skåne, Sweden Joris Moorthamers, City of Antwerp, Belgium Josef Gustafsson, County Administrative Board of Skåne, Sweden Juho Lindman, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Keith Fisken, SEStran, Scotland Kimberley Van Luchem, City of Roeselare, Belgium Kris van Berendoncks, City of Antwerp, Belgium Kurt Callewaert, Howest University, Belgium Livia Norström, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Nele De Clercq, City of Ghent, Belgium Niels Annema, Province of Drenthe, Netherlands Partnership Sergey Tsiulin, Aalborg University, Denmark Shane Deconinck, Howest University, Belgium Tim van Achte, City of Ghent, Belgium Timo Wyffels, City of Ghent, Belgium Tineke Smegen, Province of Drenthe, Netherlands Wim van Renterghem, Howest University, Belgium