Could Blockchain Solve a Brexit Sticking Point?
Feb 27, 2018 | 19:26 GMT
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- Blockchain, a technology that can track goods from start to finish, could eventually contribute to retaining the open border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
- The technology is still in its early stages, and it will be years before it could be introduced at the scale necessary to control an international border.
- For blockchain to be included in the Brexit process, British and European negotiators would have to buy time for a customs system based on the technology to be developed, tested and implemented.