The National Institution for Transforming India wants to use blockchain technology to improve the country’s fertilizer subsidy system. On June 30, the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) signed a statement of intent to collaborate with Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd. (GNFC) on a blockchain solution to...
A new cryptocurrency-based charity hopes to give money to the poor who do not have access to banking or financial services. Is it feasible? Brian Armstrong, the CEO of Coinbase, announced his new crypto charity organization in a Medium post on Wednesday. The charity, named GiveCrypto.org, is intended to "financially...
Several projects are turning to blockchain solutions to improve advertising. It's no secret that Facebook and Google maintain an advertising duopoly – it was reported that the pair accounted for 58.9 percent of digital advertising spending in 2017. Even though concerns about how personal data is handled by the companies...
A new token standard intended to fix some major problems for gamers and developers has been announced by Enjin. On June 24, Witek Radomski, the co-founder and chief technical officer of Enjin, announced the development of a new Ethereum token standard dubbed ERC1155, which is intended to help game developers...
The contract offshore drilling company will offer a blockchain-based application for optimizing well construction and related activities, with a focus on supply chain management. Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. states its mission is to "deliver fresh perspectives to complex deepwater challenges." Pursuant to that mission, the company seeks to promote...
Microsoft, in a partnership with EY, has announced the launch of a blockchain project for content rights and royalties management. A new partnership between software giant Microsoft and accounting firm EY aims to solve issues with entertainment rights and royalties. The technology, built on the Quorum blockchain protocol with the use...
A new blockchain platform designed to monitor your car’s health and location as well as your driving habits is set to launch in the near future. Prominent US mobile provider Sprint and blockchain startup NXM Labs announced Wednesday that they have come together to launch a blockchain platform designed to...
Santa Clara municipal electric company Silicon Valley Power has teamed up with Australia’s blockchain-based renewable energy startup Power Ledger to track electric vehicle (EV) charging and create energy credit tokens. With the expansion of renewable energy options, blockchain technology may provide a secure method to record green energy economy data....
The Central Bank of Brazil and other financial regulators will begin using a blockchain platform for sharing information regarding the authorization of financial institutions. The Brazilian central bank (Banco Central Do Brasil, or BCB) has announced plans for a blockchain platform intended to streamline the authorization of financial institutions, by...
State officials want to use blockchain technology to ensure the quality and freshness of food. Officials from the Indian state of Kerala announced they are looking to use blockchain technology to improve the supply chain for milk, vegetables, and fish. According to a June 17 report by the Press Trust of...