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Session Overview
Session
01-11: Blockchain Technology in Land Administration: Use Cases
Time:
Tuesday, 20/Mar/2018:
8:30am - 10:00am

Session Chair: Fredrik Zetterquist, Swedesurvey, Sweden
Location: MC C1-100

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Presentations

The Swedish Land Registry Blockchain Project: Update and Implications for Modernizing Land Registration Systems

Henrik Hjelte, Todd Miller

ChromaWay, United States of America

The Swedish Land Registry and a consortium of government and private sector agencies completed the pilot phase of testing during 2017. ChromaWay provided the blockchain technology which included distributed ledgers, smart contracts, and secured workflow in order to test the contributions that these emerging technologies can make to the efficiency and effectiveness of land registry-related processes.

The purpose of the presentation will be to address the following questions:

1. What were the lessons learned from introducing a blockchain into a land registry ecosystem?

2. What are the implications for the use of blockchain technologies for land registries in both the developed and the developing world?

3. What are the political, cultural, organizational, technical, and process changes that impact the success of a blockchain land registry project?

The presentation will also include updates based on the production phase of the project scheduled to begin Q4 2017

01-11-Hjelte-872_ppt.pdf


Dubai Real Estate Block Chain

Khalifa Alsuwaidi

Dubai Land Department, United Arab Emirates- Emirates Real Estate Solutions

The abstract illustrates Blockchain implementations in the real estate sector in Dubai. The vision and strategy was to inroll all government sector services that rely on properties to be conducted in phases, then to start enrolling third party and private sectors to utilize blockchain data. The first phase was to migrate all titledeeds to blockchain environment, integrate all legacy systems to produces new titledeeds on blockchain. Customers can verify their ownership on the blockchain environment. The second phase was to adapt smart lease contracts to rent, renew and get all relatedservices to renting from one electronic procedure(utilities, licensing, banks, payments). This phase have involved multiple entities to ease renting process in Dubai. The short and long plan is explained in the abstract to reach to a strong blockchain implementation goals. The abstract defines the challenges that has been faced during the proof of concept and go-live implementations and success factors.

01-11-Alsuwaidi-704_paper.pdf
01-11-Alsuwaidi-704_ppt.pptx


Blockchain and Land: Proof of Concept

Aanchal Anand1, Stela Mocan1, Yasemin Palta1, Peter Zhou1, Mahesh Karajgi1, Rumyana Tonchovska2

1World Bank, United States of America; 2Food and Agriculture Organization

Land is an area that is particularly ripe for blockchain solutions. Though the technology is relatively new and still in pilot phase, it can support solution development for some of the biggest land challenges. The Global Land and Geospatial Team of the World Bank and the World Bank Blockchain Lab, with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization, conducted a proof of concept for three use cases of blockchain and land administration. This, however, is just the technology side of the story. There are many other important aspects that need to be considered for the possible adoption of this technology for land administration solutions. These include policy, legal, institutional, capacity, and public awareness related questions. The paper will present the proof of concept, raise important unanswered questions on the development of blockchain solutions, and present a literature review of other pilots that have been conducted so far.

01-11-Anand-926_ppt.pdf


Blockchain - Georgian Experience Phase II

Papuna Ugrekhelidze, Elene Grigolia

National Agency of Public Registry Ministry of Justice of Georgia, Georgia

Blockchain is the high-tech solution of the 21st century, a software platform for digital assets that offers high level of security and provides protection and transparency of a transaction. As always innovational in terms of introduction of new technologies, Georgia is one of the first countries in the world that started using Blockchain in property registration.

The registration of immovable property in Georgia is implemented by the National Agency of Public Registry (NAPR) under the Ministry of Justice with one of the most advanced and experienced IT Department, providing its services not only NAPR but to other government agencies as well.

01-11-Ugrekhelidze-581_ppt.pdf