Blockchain technologies—the technical foundation for Bitcoin—could be key tools for confirming data origin and accuracy, tracking updates and establishing true data authority for millions of different data fields, according to a new study from International Data Corp. (IDC)

"At a time when IT security, information accuracy and reliability are of paramount importance to government, blockchain is seen by many as a potentially powerful tool for IT managers,” said Shawn McCarthy, IDC Government Insights research director.

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