Camille Crittenden on Blockchain for the Public Good

28 May, 2021

Camille Crittenden on Blockchain for the Public Good

Camille Crittenden, Executive Director of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, was recently featured in the All About Blockchain podcast, where she discussed the potential future social benefits of blockchain innovation. The episode also delves into the need to better inform policymakers on the capabilities of technological innovation, especially as it pertains to blockchain. A blockchain is a way of storing transactions in a way that makes it hard to hack the system, and transactions are copied and shared across computer networks. As politicians begin to better understand the technology, blockchain will continue to have impacts on social, economic, and political actions in the future.

Along with her work as the Chair of the California Blockchain Working Group, Dr. Crittenden is also the co-founder of the CITRIS Policy Lab and the Women in Tech Initiative at UC.

From the podcast:

Camille Crittenden, Executive Director of UC Berkeley's Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), envisions many possible use cases where blockchain will make a difference in the next 5-10 years. She had the opportunity to Chair The California Blockchain Working Group that created a roadmap to recommend potential public applications for government legislation.

This conversation leads you through considerations for appropriate applications and defining blockchain characteristics that make it fit for certain areas in Vital and Health Records, Supply Chain, Property, Utilities and Finance, Commercial Business and Education.

Listen to the full podcast episode here!