What is blockchain technology?

Blockchain distributed ledger technology is ushering in the so-called “Internet of Trust”. A blockchain is essentially a shared chain of historical records that cannot be altered. This seemingly straightforward concept is underpinned by cryptography and protocols that ensure a shared view of recorded history between blockchain network participants.

A blockchain thus gives all participants in a network full confidence in the provenance and authenticity of recorded history. Agile Digital are strong proponents for the future of this distributed ledger technology, specifically as it relates to next-generation solutions to asset tracking, digital identification, document notarisation, transaction auditing, smart contracts, and produce provenance. We are proud to be a Blockchain Australia partner and community member.

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Case Study: Department of Health

Agile Digital delivered an award-winning blockchain-backed innovation to support health research and data privacy for Australia’s Department of Health. The Secure Health Data Research & Analytics Platform provides researchers with access to important health data in a de-identified manner. This protects patient privacy whilst assisting in medical breakthroughs. The platform was awarded ACT’s Big Data Innovation of the Year in 2018 for its ability to assist in public health research whilst maintaining patient privacy. The platform went on to win a Merit Award at the Australian Information Industry Association’s (AIIA) National iAwards.

Case Study: APEC Connect

Agile Digital’s experts have worked with Blockchain technology to create APEC Connect, a demonstration application in Vietnam that showed how even the smallest of businesses can leverage blockchain to build an online identity and trade globally. The app was awarded first place for best meeting the brief of delivering an online platform to help small retailers build a digital presence and ultimately access markets beyond their borders. Business owners can register an export identity on the platform for the cost of an SMS. Invoicing and receipting is recorded and archived using a blockchain. This helps to build credibility, scalability and security.

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