A Pew Research Center study published last May stated that American trust in government is near an all-time low. Only about one-quarter of Americans say they can trust the government in Washington to do what is right “just about always” (2%) or “most of the time” (22%). Only 18 percent of Americans say they can trust the government to do what is right most of the time.
Booz Allen Hamilton consulting firm wrote that the government could benefit from blockchain-based applications because it offers transparency through decentralization, allowing participating stakeholders to see and verify data. In addition, blockchain can enable independent verification of governmental claims. The firm wrote that Sweden, Estonia, and Georgia are experimenting with blockchain-based land registries, which could help quickly resolve or prevent property disputes.