The Swiss blockchain identification network Concordium has hired former Danish Prime Minister and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen as a strategic adviser, the company said in a press release March 20.
The Concordium Foundation, which controls the Concordium Network organization, which launched a concept test in January, aims to solve the blockchain deployment problem in certain areas through the Rasmussen experience.
The former politician currently heads Rasmussen Global, a consulting firm operating in various fields, including democracy, transatlantic relations and security policy.
“Given the enormous scale and far-reaching potential of the Concordium Network, it is important for the Concordium Foundation to use the knowledge of those who have invaluable deep strategic experience,” commented Lars Sayer Christensen, Chairman of the Concordium press release.
He also added:
“Anders will play a key role in our global expansion plans to move into areas that require blockchain solutions for secure and private communications, and to liaise with government departments that will benefit from its implementation.”
While Rasmussen’s collaboration will focus in particular on personal identification, Concordium seeks to position itself as a more general operator of the chain of blocks, making it easier to keep track of transactions.
Discussing his appointment, Rasmussen also showed optimism about the potential of technology.
“We are just beginning to see the benefits that the blockchain technology will bring to our societies, including in our democratic processes,” he added in a press release.
Only as a result of voting in March, two crucial blockchain trials were held, during which the Russian electoral primaries in a political party used technology in their procedures at the municipal elections in Denver and elsewhere.