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Focus more on blockchain technology

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I am a Jamaican expat living in the US and I would like to read more about blockchain technology in Jamaica.

As we all know, corruption and graft hinder Jamaica's economic growth and blockchain could help address some of the institutional challenges that arise when it comes to fighting corruption.

For example, blockchain could be used to help increase accountability and transparency in public finance by tackling how dollars are spent, identifying users of funds, and ensuring that only certain users have access to said funds. Additionally, the technology prohibits any changes that could be made to records.

Please give this subject area some consideration.

XAVIER SMITH

xavier.smith@me.com