The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has begun a concerted effort to encourage the country’s scientists and technologists to study blockchain technology and its potential for use in the Philippines.

According to Enrico Paringit of the DOST-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD), the blockchain technology seminar program is now ongoing. Paringit says the blockchain training program will cover 70 information technology specialists and researchers for its initial run, as it has a limited funding of Php1.6 million.


The PCIEERD official also noted that the Philippines currently lack experts in the field, as they had a hard time putting up the program.

Blockchain technology could be used to ensure the integrity of government records, as well as register patents and trademarks, issue passports and visas, record birth, marriage, and death certificates among others.

Source: PhilStar

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  1. Except it really can’t. Uses of blockchain tech are extremely limited outside of cryptocurrencies. NFTs are just pointers to a web address for a reason.. how are you going to put a large amount of data in something? Also, blockchains are by their nature public. If private you just fork out changes you don’t want…