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  • Writer's pictureEleni Xynogala

Towards Secure and Decentralized eGovernance Services using IPFS


The continuously advancing digitization has provided answers to the bureaucratic problems faced by eGovernance services. This innovation led them to an era of automation, broadened the attack surface and made them a popular target for cyber attacks. eGovernance services utilize the internet, which is a location addressed system in which whoever controls its location controls not only the content itself but also the integrity and the access of that content. We propose GLASS, a decentralized solution that combines the InterPlanetary File System with Distributed Ledger Technology and Smart Contracts to secure eGovernance services. We also created a testbed environment where we measure the system’s performance.

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Christos Chrysoulas, Amanda Thomson, Nikolaos Pitropakis, Pavlos Papadopoulos, Owen Lo, William J. Buchanan, George Domalis, Nikos Karacapilidis, Dimitris Tsakalidis, Dimitris Tsolis

School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Computer Engineering and Informatics Department, University of Patras, Greece

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