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Power grids, education and bonds – overview of blockchain implementation initiatives



In the traditional Saturday review of the latest blockchain initiatives, applications such as supply chains, social services, energy and pharmaceuticals.

SWIFT India uses MonetaGo technology in the banking sector

Where: India
In which area: banking sector
Purpose: improving the efficiency and security of financial transactions, combating fraud
Who is involved: SWIFT India, a supplier of financial technology MonetaGo
Used technology: MonetaGo developments based on the Hyperledger Fabric framework
Estimated implementation date: unknown
Link: Press Release

Sberbank, the National Settlement Depository and MTS completed the transaction on issuing bonds on the blockchain

Where: RF
In which area: finance
Objective: to increase the transparency and efficiency of operations in the financial market, to achieve a high level of confidentiality when working with accounts
Who deals: Sberbank, National Settlement Depository, MTS
Technology used: unknown
Estimated implementation date: unknown
Reference: TASS

Uzbekistan will transfer to the blockchain state registry of drugs

Where: Uzbekistan
In which area: pharmaceuticals
Objective: to counter counterfeit medicines, increase the transparency of drug supply chains and the level of trust in the system of state quality control of pharmaceutical products
Who is involved: the Estonian company Blockchain Industrial Alliance (BIA)
Technology used: BIA blockchain
Estimated implementation date: second half of 2019
Link: Invest-Forsyth

British street newspaper The Big Issue will launch a blockchain platform for social investments

Where: United Kingdom
In which area: social investment
Objective: raising funds to solve social and environmental problems.
Who is involved: the publication of The Big Issue, investment companies UK Standard LifeAberdeen, US Columbia Threadneedle and AllianceBernstein
Technology used: unknown
Estimated implementation date: beginning of 2019
Reference: Financial Times

In South Korea, use the blockchain in the supply chain of beef

Where: South Korea (North Jeolla Province)
In which area: food supply chain
Purpose: to counteract falsification, increase the transparency and reliability of information on product quality and its origin; increased reporting efficiency, minimizing paperwork
Who is involved: the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technologies
Technology used: unknown
Estimated implementation date: January 2019
Reference: Yonhap

South Korean energy company KEPCO is developing microchips based on the blockchain

Where: South Korea
In which area: energy
Purpose: modernization of the energy infrastructure, transition to "green" and energy-saving technologies
Who is involved: KEPCO with the support of Mitsubishi UFJ Bank, IT companies Nihon Unisys and the University of Tokyo
Technology used: unknown
Estimated implementation date: unknown
Link: Press Release

Catalonia will create a voting system on the blockchain

Where: Spain
In which area: voting
Purpose: providing the opportunity to vote for citizens who are at the time of the election abroad; increasing citizens' confidence in the electoral process
Who is engaged in: Generalitat Catalunya
Technology used: unknown
Estimated implementation date: 2020
Reference: La Vanguardia

The Ministry of Education of Malaysia uses the blockchain to issue diplomas, as well as their verification

Where: Malaysia
In which area: education
Aim: countering falsification of diplomas, increasing the efficiency of verification of educational documents
Who deals: Malaysian Ministry of Education,
Technology used: e-Scroll system on NEM blockchain
Estimated implementation date: unknown
Reference: CCN

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