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...
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....
LG CNS, the information technology arm of LG, has developed an in-house blockchain platform aimed at digital verification, digital currency, and digital supply chain management. In its latest attempt to cash in on blockchain technology, LG CNS, the information technology arm of South Korean electronics corporation LG, has developed its...
China’s Ministry of Public Security has sought a patent for a blockchain system to store forensic data for police investigations. In a country with a population of nearly 1.4 billion people, it is inevitable that some forensic data will be lost, tampered with, or unreliable. This is exactly the problem...
West Virginian officials are conducting an audit of a recent voting exercise – the first in a US election to record votes using blockchain technology. On the evening of May 8, polls closed in West Virginia's primary election, marking the conclusion of the first government-run, blockchain-mediated vote in the history...
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...
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...
Massive Korean manufacturer Samsung is exploring blockchain technology solutions for its vast global supply chain. Samsung, the South Korean multinational conglomerate, is exploring how blockchain technology can create new business deliverables for its overall supply chain. With global demand spread out across a planet-wide supply chain worth tens of billions of...
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...
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...