The City Clerk’s Office announced Monday that it was partnering with blockchain startup Propy to store land record management data, according to a press release. The pilot’s aim is to develop a more efficient and secure ledger for real estate transactions with an additional goal of evaluating how well using a blockchain-based platform will reduce the costs of storing land management data when compared to traditional systems.
South Burlington’s City Clerk, Donna Kinville, said the city “is always interested in taking advantage of technology that enhances its delivery of services to residents. We are ready to learn from this Propy pilot.”
The law firm Gravel & Shea, which focuses on the legal aspects of blockchain technology use cases, will also work with South Burlington and Propy on the pilot.
South Burlington is the latest government to look into using a blockchain for land registration. Previously, the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and the country of Swedenhave both announced pilot projects with blockchain startups to trial their own land registration efforts…