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...
Two counties in West Virginia have rolled out a blockchain-based platform with the aim of allowing certain absentee voters to cast ballots in this year’s primary election. In West Virginia, a ballot has already been cast in what the secretary of state's office is calling the US's first blockchain-mediated vote. Beginning...
The head of Russia’s Central Election Commission will try to sell Vladimir Putin on the idea of a blockchain-based voting system for future presidential elections. Ella Pamfilova, the head of the Central Election Commission of Russia, reportedly said that she plans to approach President Vladimir Putin about the possibility of...
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...
ETHNews examines several possible obstacles to implementing a blockchain land registry, including land rights enforcement challenges. One of the most frequently discussed use cases in the blockchain space is the distributed land registry. If implemented properly, this technology could prevent people and companies from grabbing land that does not belong...
On Friday, at SXSW, Coca-Cola shared that the company will collaborate with the US State Department, Blockchain Trust Accelerator, and Bitfury to create a blockchain pilot to clamp down on forced labor and exploitation. On March 16, 2018, at the South by Southwest Conference, Coca-Cola announced its partnership with Bitfury...
A Royal bank Of Canada patent application released yesterday depicts a blockchain platform that records credit records and uses historical and predictive data to compute credit ratings. Credit scores might be getting an update if the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has anything to do with it. Released yesterday, an RBC...
The South Korean government agency in charge of customs has said that it will use blockchain technology, AI, and big data systems in order to better fulfill its mandate. On March 7, the South Korean government's Customs Service reportedly revealed that it is planning to use blockchain technology for real-time...
BMW is participating in a blockchain trial that seeks to lay the groundwork for a cobalt supply chain that is free of child labor. The German luxury automobile company BMW is reportedly involved in a blockchain pilot project aimed at removing child labor from the supply chain that brings the...
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...