Blockchain is about more than cryptocurrency. This session will focus on how blockchain technology can be used outside of the cryptocurrency world to benefit the public sector, such as reducing election fraud or producing contracts that are self-monitoring. Experts will provide an overview of the blockchain concept; how it works; and why it's so secure. Next they will describe how the blockchain is put to creative uses outside of cryptocurrency. The session will close with a discussion on why it is important for finance officers to understand the technology and make room for public sector innovations dependent on this public ledger technology.