In the next review of the recent initiatives of the blockchain such areas of application, such as identification, electronic voting, Finance, insurance and supply chain.

IBM extends partnership with insurance broker Marsh

Where: globally
In what field: insurance
Objective: create and run a commercial version of the software verification of insurance
Those involved in: Marsh, IBM, Salesforce
Used technology: IBM
Estimated date of implementation: unknown
Link: press release

The Association of dairy farms, the United States uses the blockchain to track supply chains

Where: USA
In what field: dairy industry
Goal: tracking food supplies, and increase transparency and consumer confidence
Those involved in: Dairy Farmers of America (DFA),
Technology used:
Estimated date of implementation: unknown
Link: press release

Stock exchange of India will test the blockchain voting system

Where: India
In what field: electronic voting
Goal: create a voting system submitted for listed companies
Who is involved: National Stock Exchange of India (NSE), Elemential Labs
Technology used: Hyperledger
Estimated date of implementation: October 2018
Reference: Hindu BusinessLine

In Austria will hold an auction on placement of government bonds on the Ethereum blockchain

Where: Austria
In any field: Finance, notarization
The aim of the auction on placement of long-term Treasury bonds for 1.15 billion euros
Those involved in: Osterreichische Kontrollbank (OeKB),
Used technology: Ethereum
Estimated date of implementation: October 2018
The Link Is: Kleine Zeitung

The UN will help Sierra Leone to create a blockchain-identification system

Where: Sierra Leone
In which area: identification
Goal: create a blockchain system, which allows each resident to obtain a digital identification and personal wallet with credit history
Who does the United Nations Fund for investment in development (UNCDF), United Nations development Programme (UNDP), a nonprofit startup Kiva with the support of the President of Sierra Leone
Technology used: Kiva Protocol
Estimated date of implementation: 2019
Link: press release

Also this week ForkLog reported that:

  • In Edinburgh opened the world’s first blockchain-laboratory for data protection
  • Leader of telecommunication market of USA, AT&T introduced the blockchain-a platform for corporate sector
  • The fifth largest commercial Bank of China Bank of Communications issued securities on the block chain for $1.3 billion
  • Until 2023, the German car manufacturer Porsche AG is planning to increase investment in blockchain, AI, and VR startups for $176 million
  • Dubai authorities have implemented the blockchain in the interagency payment system
  • Raiffeisenbank tested a decentralized Depository system (DDS) on the blockchain-platform “Mastercam” to issue electronic mortgage

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