Nemitari received his undergraduate degree in 2013 and masters degree in 2014, both with Distinctions, and he is currently writing up a PhD Thesis with a focus on object-oriented software engineering. His interests include machine learning, big data, blockchain and business intelligence, open-source software development and reuse, software architecture, software evolution, dependencies and maintenance.

Welfare Payments Beyond Bitcoin

Recently, the UK’s Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) trialled the use of the blockchain to pay welfare benefits to the unemployed and disabled, and this raised privacy concerns. The scheme would see claimants receive and spend money using an application on their phones. And with their consent, their transactions are being recorded on a blockchain to aid financial management.