Proposed Framework for Official Document Sharing and Verification in E-government Environment Based on Blockchain Technology

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Rana F. Ghani
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9956-7466
Asia Ali Salman Al-Karkhi
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6770-7225
Shakir Mahmood Mahdi
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2909-4077

Abstract

Progression in Computer networks and emerging of new technologies in this field helps to find out new protocols and frameworks that provides new computer network-based services. E-government services, a modernized version of conventional government, are created through the steady evolution of technology in addition to the growing need of societies for numerous services. Government services are deeply related to citizens’ daily lives; therefore, it is important to evolve with technological developments—it is necessary to move from the traditional methods of managing government work to cutting-edge technical approaches that improve the effectiveness of government systems for providing services to citizens. Blockchain technology is among the modern technologies highly suitable for developing digital governance services, and its technological ability to sustain information stability is vital in digital governance systems since it improves integrity and transparency measures while preventing corruption. In this study, computer networking protocols are built to form a peer-to-peer network framework for managing official documents. using blockchain technology was built to illustrate how any element of government work may be developed using it. The suggested framework comprises the addition of a new official document, and the verification of an existing document. The system was created in socket programming using Java and tested the response times for many simultaneous requests. The system was tested using transactions per second (throughput) measurement. The result showed that the proposed system processed 200 document verification transactions within 50 seconds. In addition, the test of the proposed system presented the time required for document retrieval—about three seconds to answer 100 document retrieval transactions. Furthermore, the results of throughput were compared to the results of the same measurement of some popular applications such as bitcoin. And the result of the proposed system was within the average value of output throughput of the other compared applications.

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Ghani RF, Al-Karkhi AAS, Mahdi SM. Proposed Framework for Official Document Sharing and Verification in E-government Environment Based on Blockchain Technology. Baghdad Sci.J [Internet]. 2022 Dec. 5 [cited 2023 Jan. 28];19(6(Suppl.):1592. Available from: https://bsj.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/BSJ/article/view/7513
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