An important function of government is to maintain trusted information about individuals, organisations, assets and activities. Globally, each day governments deliver services to its citizens and organisations for the realisation of a variety of benefits from engagement, goods to economic opportunities.

All forms of engagement with government may involve the receipt by the citizen of a direct benefit from government or may involve a process of assistance with fulfilling an obligation such as the registry of property titles.

More governments are being encouraged to explore the potential of blockchain technologies to find ways to reduce cost, improve service offering efficiencies and provide more accountability to the public.

Blockchains are a governance technology reducing the complexity of contracts, the cost to transact and the time to reach consensus of data.

What We Do

Founded in late September 2016, Civic Ledger is an Australian civic-focused blockchain company with a purpose to help governments globally to solve complex business processes by digitalising operations and services using smart contract and blockchain technologies where advantaged over traditional legacy systems.

We digitalise government to customer transactions to unlock a range of productivity and efficiency benefits by building blockchain based applications with market fit in mind.

Civic Ledger has been working with government clients and customers to drive the use cases and the development of the platform as we believe this approach is critical to ensuring that our civictech blockchain solutions can scale to drive adoption by major governments globally.

Blockchain technology is an emerging way for businesses, industries, and governments to almost instantaneously make and verify transactions—streamlining business processes, saving money, and reducing the potential for fraud.

At its core, a blockchain is a data structure that is used to create a digital transaction ledger that, instead of resting with a single provider, is shared among a distributed network of computers.

The result is a more open, transparent, and publically verifiable system that will fundamentally change the way governments can think about exchanging value and assets, enforcing contracts, and sharing data across industries. The applications using blockchain are almost limitless, ranging from loans, bonds, and payments to more efficient supply chains to even identity management and verification.

Civic Use Cases


National feasibility study to improve transparency of water trading in Australian water markets.

The Challenge: 

To consider problems in the Australian water markets which is worth $16B p.a. and determine whether blockchain technology would improve efficiency and transparency,

What We Delivered: WATERLEDGER™

A blockchain platform based on Ethereum
Tokenised a physical asset which was mega-litres of water
Smart contracts to enable trade of water allocations based on complex business rules (+15,000)
Real-time updates of state based water registries



Explore and discover blockchain technology to future proof IP Australia’s registries.


Registering patent applications, issuing patents, creating immutable records of ownership and enabling IP right owners to easily license or sell their IP to interested parties.

What We Delivered:

Automation of rights registration using Ethereum blockchain
Transferred 50,830 patent applications using smart contracts in under 40 minutes
Ease of discovery of patent rights for non-exclusive licensing

China’s crypto start-up exiles like InvestDigital target Australia for ICOs

JANUARY 29, 2018
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Cryptocurrency Trading Explained: What You Need To Know

NOVEMBER 20, 2017
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If You Haven’t Heard Of ‘Women in Blockchain’ It’s Time You Did

OCTOBER 27, 2017
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What is A Digital Wallet?

OCTOBER 9, 2017
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Blockchain Explained: What You Need To Know

AUGUST 3, 2017
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Australia’s blockchain adoption at tipping point

JUNE 19, 2017

Blockchain’s new coming of age

MAY 29, 2017

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28 April 2017
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Feds funding water market transparency solutions

Civic Ledger now a member of the Australian Digital Currency Commerce Association

22 March 2017
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Grants support the innovative ideas of small and medium businesses

14 March 2017
A list of grant recipients can be found here.


Civic Ledger’s Vision

We want to deliver on blockchain’s potential and build viable solutions that improve people’s interactions with government for the longer term.

Civic Ledger’s Mission

To have Civic Ledger’s blockchain based applications used by some of the world’s largest governments to underpin its transactions with people to improve the customer experience in a digitalised society.

Civic Ledger’s Team

Founded in September 2016, we are a team of public and financial sector experts, software engineers, and venture know-how inspired to solve business process challenges faced by public sector markets. We also have strong business backgrounds, which have firsthand experience in bringing companies to life.

This diversity in backgrounds and skill sets allows us to see the potential of blockchain technologies and smart contracts to enable citizens and organisations to self-manage the speed, convenience, and control over their transactions within digitalised societies.

Victor Jiang, Civic Ledger’s Founding Chairman, is a serial entrepreneur and founding Chairman of Sapien Ventures – a Fintech and blockchain-focused venture capital firm with presence across Silicon Valley, Australia and China. Victor has lived and worked across 12 countries, having worked with some of the largest Fortune 50 companies as well as countless startups. Victor currently sits on 6 technology company boards across the 3 continents, including 4 as Chairman.

Grantly Mailes, co-founder and Executive Director of Civic Ledger, is a technology adviser, entrepreneur and innovator. He has over 25 years of experience in advising senior business and government leaders on the use of digital  technologies to reshape enterprises and governments. He has also been an operational Chief Information Officer and Chief Digital Officer in both the public and private sectors.

Katrina Donaghy, co-founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Civic Ledger, has extensive experience in public policy and early stage commercialisation. She is the founding organiser of the Brisbane Women in Blockchain Meetup and regularly speaks on the topic of why cities and governments should be exploring blockchain technologies.  Katrina was recently appointed to the Australian Digital Commerce Association Board.

Lucas Cullen, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Civic Ledger, is a multi-disciplined systems developer, coding to a wide range of programming languages including Solidity (Ethereum blockchain) .Net, C# and Objective C.  He is an authority figure in the Australian an international blockchain markets and has presented several keynotes to global audiences on many blockchain based topics.  Lucas is a contributor to the Standards Australia blockchain standardisation project, is a founding Board Member of Blockchain Australia and the founding organiser of Brisbane Blockchain and Bitcoin Meetup.

Finnies Awards 2018

In June 2018, was named Australia’s Emerging FinTech Organisation of the Year at the 2018 Finnies, the annual fintech industry awards.

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