EGov-DAO: A Better Government using Blockchain based Decentralized Autonomous Organization

Nour Diallo, Weidong Shi, Lei Xu, Zhimin Gao, Lin Chen, Yang Lu, Nolan Shah, Larry Carranco, Ton Chanh Le, Abraham Bez Surez, Glenn Turner

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Abstract

E-government system has greatly improved the efficiency and transparency of daily operations of a government. However, most of existing e-government services are provided in a centralized manner and heavily rely on human individuals to control. The highly centralized IT infrastructure is more vulnerable to outside attacks. Also, it is relatively easy to compromise the data integrity by inside rogue users. Furthermore, relying on individuals to monitor and control some of the working flows makes the system error-prone and leaves room for corruption. To address these challenges, we propose to use the blockchain technology and decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) to improve the e-government system. The blockchain-based DAO system works in a fully decentralized way and is immune to both outside and inside attacks. At the same time, operations of such system is only controlled by pre-defined rules; thus, the uncertainty and errors caused by human processes are greatly reduced. We provide a concrete use case to demonstrate the usage of DAO e-government and evaluate its effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 5th International Conference on eDemocracy and eGovernment, ICEDEG 2018
EditorsLuis Teran, Andreas Meier, Luis Teran
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages166-171
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538625194
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 4 2018
Event5th International Conference on eDemocracy and eGovernment, ICEDEG 2018 - Quito, Ecuador
Duration: Apr 4 2018Apr 6 2018

Publication series

Name2018 5th International Conference on eDemocracy and eGovernment, ICEDEG 2018

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on eDemocracy and eGovernment, ICEDEG 2018
CountryEcuador
CityQuito
Period04/4/1804/6/18

Keywords

  • DAO
  • auditability
  • blockchain
  • e-government
  • transparency

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    Diallo, N., Shi, W., Xu, L., Gao, Z., Chen, L., Lu, Y., Shah, N., Carranco, L., Le, T. C., Surez, A. B., & Turner, G. (2018). EGov-DAO: A Better Government using Blockchain based Decentralized Autonomous Organization. In L. Teran, A. Meier, & L. Teran (Eds.), 2018 5th International Conference on eDemocracy and eGovernment, ICEDEG 2018 (pp. 166-171). (2018 5th International Conference on eDemocracy and eGovernment, ICEDEG 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEDEG.2018.8372356