Denmark: Former Prime Minister joins Blockchain Identity Project Concordium

The former Secretary-General of NATO and former Prime Minister of Denmark. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, has joined Concordium – a Danish identity-validating, regulatorily compliant blockchain network – as a strategic advisor.

The chairman of Concordium, Lars Seier Christensen, said:

“Given the enormous scope and far-reaching potential of the Concordium Network, it is essential for the Concordium Foundation to harness the knowledge of those with invaluable in-depth strategic expertise.”, 

“Anders will play a pivotal role in our global expansion plans to move into areas that require a blockchain solution for secure and private communications, as well as liaising with governmental departments that will benefit from its implementation. Our network will support tamper-proof voting systems to protect the institutions of civil society, which are fundamental to the functioning of democracy. With Anders’ guidance, Concordium is better equipped to become a globally trusted network for secure transactions, most notably by improving the integrity of the voting process,” Christensen continued.

Rasmussen served as Denmark’s Prime Minister for three terms between 2001 and 2009. He previously held several high-profile positions in the Danish government, including being the Minister for Taxation and the Minister for Economic Affairs. Post his Prime Ministership, he served as the Secretary General of NATO for five years until stepping down in 2014.

Rasmussen is the founder and CEO of Rasmussen Global, an international political consultancy that deals with issues on democracy, transatlantic relations, security policy, economic development, and the EU. He founded the Alliance of Democracies in 2017 which is a non-profit organization with the goal of advancing democracy and free markets across the globe.

The goal of the Concordium Foundation is to make the Concordium Network the world’s first ubiquitous, standardized, easy-to-use, and fully compliant blockchain network. It’s designed to provide, both, a solid store of value and a global backbone for keeping track of world transactions. The network features a protocol-layer, identity-validating, mechanism. This will ensure that every user on the network is identified, and every transaction involves provenance tracking.

“We are only beginning to see the benefits that blockchain technology will bring to our societies, including in our democratic processes. Concordium’s blockchain-based voting solution offers a means of voting that is trustworthy, quick, and cost-effective. I am pleased to be working with Concordium to make sure that every vote is counted.”, Rasmussen said.

This article was originally sourced from The Blockchain.

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