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...
Although it has been reported by several outlets that Walmart was just awarded a patent on a blockchain-based method and system for managing demand on an electric grid, there is no such news to report. Here’s what we actually know. On June 14, United States Patent Application number 15/840724 was...
In a bid to alleviate some of the work involved in closing out contracts, the Department of Veteran Affairs is requesting information about blockchain technology. On June 7, the US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) issued a request for information (RFI) regarding how blockchain technology could be used to simplify...
Nicknamed “Crypto Valley,” Zug is taking its commitment to cryptocurrency and blockchain technology further by piloting blockchain-based voting. Zug, Switzerland, is a hub of welcoming regulation, digital currency acceptance, and blockchain-related events and companies. The local government has consistently extended a friendly hand to crypto-related projects, and its Crypto Valley...
The telecommunications company is looking to blockchain technology to appease increased customer requests for more data. One of China's largest telecommunications companies, China Mobile Corporation, is looking into how blockchain technology can help solve mobile data issues. A patent filed with China's State Intellectual Property Office in November 2016 and released...
A blockchain platform created by Maqta Gateway aims at improving efficiency in the shipping and logistics industry. In yet another bid to use blockchain technology to better serve the shipping and logistics industry, Maqta Gateway, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, announced the launch of its blockchain platform, Silsal. In its...
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...
Following a pilot program in West Virginia, the Brookings Institution has released an article encouraging states to expand the use of blockchain technology in elections. In a piece released yesterday, two Brookings Institution fellows, Kevin C. Desouza and Kiran Kabtta Somvanshi, argued for an increased use of blockchain technology in...
The South Korean customs service has partnered with logistics company the Korea Center to develop a blockchain platform designed to simplify the clearance of goods. In March of this year, ETHNews reported that the South Korea Customs Service (KCS) had revealed plans to use blockchain technology in order to prevent...