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...
The World Food Programme is exploring an Ethereum-based blockchain solution to track school meals for primary school students in Tunisia. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is working with the Tunisian Ministry of Education and Devery, an open-source protocol for verification services built on the Ethereum blockchain, to track...
A patent that was recently filed by the US Postal Service describes next-generation “methods and systems” for digital security being explored by the agency. The patent mentions the use of blockchain technology as well as a “special digital token” to achieve high levels of trust for what may amount...
A governmental energy organization in Chile has launched a blockchain-based pilot for storing energy sector data. On April 5, Chile's National Energy Commission (often referred to by its Spanish acronym, CNE) announced the launch of a blockchain pilot project aimed at boosting the transparency, accuracy, and security of data relating...
Work in the Netherlands could put blockchain and artificial intelligence technology at the forefront of the Dutch real estate industry. On Thursday, local tech news outlet Computable reported that the Dutch Land Registry, or Kadaster, is looking to incorporate blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) technology into the real estate industry. According...
On Tuesday, Carrefour announced the extension of its blockchain-based supply chain system, which is currently used to track free-range chickens from farm to table. By the end of 2018, the company will add provenance for a handful of other food products. On March 6, 2018, Carrefour – Europe's largest public...
The Kenyan government may eventually try to move its land deed registry onto a blockchain-based platform, but it recently encountered resistance as it attempted to take the intermediate step of moving those records onto a non-blockchain digital platform. A team convened by the Kenyan government to explore potential applications of...
DOVU and BMW created a pilot program to track mileage data and preserve the resale value of leased and fleet vehicles using cryptocurrency as an incentive for consumers. As soon as you drive a new car off the lot it loses a great deal of its value, and nobody knows...
Florida's Seminole County Tax Office will begin allowing residents to pay for some government services in bitcoin or bitcoin cash. In a press release issued May 14, the Seminole County Tax Office in Florida has announced that it will partner with BitPay to accept cryptocurrency as payment for government services....
A panel discussion during day 1 of Consensus 2018 focused on the potential ramifications – positive and negative – of placing automotive data on a blockchain. The most notable and anticipated advancement in automobile tech is, of course, self-driving cars. As driving goes out of style and our roads fill...