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Re: Continued elaboration of our Use case standard document

From: Lemieux, Victoria <v.lemieux@ubc.ca>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:13:36 +0000
To: Colleen Kirtland <cskirtland@yahoo.com>
CC: Blockchain CG <public-blockchain@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C7A14C9D-430E-494E-BB63-12B06B518778@mail.ubc.ca>
Hi Colleen, All, Thanks for continuing to iterate the use case visual.  It is really helping to crystallize my own thinking about the use case document.  I won’t be able to attend tomorrow’s regularly scheduled meeting as I’ll be speaking at a conference, so I’m providing my input via email, and will look forward to reviewing the minutes of the meeting.

Here are my comments:

I note that you have record keeping under Government.  I believe this is not a logical place for it.  Record keeping cuts across all sectors as a core offering of blockchain. If you think about it a blockchain - which is a distributed ledger - is essentially a record keeping system, just as all ledgers are part of the books and records of an organization.

The research problem I have been working on is this: even though blockchain’s core premise is to deliver more secure, disintermediated record keeping, it is still lacking some key features needed for trustworthy record keeping which need to be addressed to empower the technology to deliver on its main advantages.  That’s something Manu and I have explored in a recent paper, for example.

So, under government, instead of record keeping, I’d suggest:

-Land title registration and surveying
-Civil identification registration
-Healthcare delivery (in many countries e.g. Canada, Sweden, the UK, this is a public sector function), which doesn’t preclude its being it’s own sector either (you can just reference over to the Healthcare sector)
-Federal register/state gazetting of laws
-Registration of wills

Under Financial Services, you might also consider adding:

-Payments & settlements
-Corporate finance
-Trading & sales
-Agency services (e.g., escrow)

Many thanks again Colleen!

Best wishes,
Vicki.

On Mar 20, 2017, at 10:56 AM, Colleen Kirtland <cskirtland@yahoo.com<mailto:cskirtland@yahoo.com>> wrote:

Hello community,
We are collectively doing a nice job shaping this up! Let's keep working especially at the Level 5 use cases.  I've added many changes suggested by the group last week. In addition, for cleaner visual, we have moved Level 5 cases to a separate page. See you Wednesday.

Sincerely,
Colleen



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