In the next review of the recent initiatives of the blockchain such areas of application, such as elections, interbank transactions and registration of marine vessels.

In the Japanese city of Tsukuba to implement the blockchain in the voting system

Where: Japan
In what area: the voting for the projects and programs of development of cities
Goal: increasing transparency and improving access to voting for residents of mountainous areas and remote Islands as well as residents who are temporarily staying in other countries; data protection from fraud
Who is: the power of Tsukuba
Technology used: unknown
Estimated date of implementation: unknown
Reference: The Japan Times

In Shenzhen test interbank blockchain system

Where: China
In what field: interbank settlements
Objective: improving the efficiency of interbank transactions; providing small/medium businesses access to various financial instruments, including asset-backed securities
Who is: regional office of Central Bank of China in Shenzhen, research Laboratory of digital currencies with the people’s Bank of China, Bank of China, Bank of Communications, China Merchants Bank, Ping’an Bank, Standard Chartered and other major banks in the country
Technology used: unknown
Estimated date of implementation: unknown
Reference: 21st Century Business Herald

Lloyd’s Register will place the register on the blockchain

Where: United Kingdom
In what field: registration of marine vessels
Goal: increase trust between trade companies and insurers, as well as the efficiency and transparency of the processes
Who is: Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, blockchain, the company Applied the Blockchain
Technology used: unknown
Estimated date of implementation: unknown
Link: press release

ForkLog also previously reported that:

  • The Supreme people’s court of China recognized the legitimacy of the blockchain as a method of storing data (data in the distributed registry can be considered as evidence and accepted by local Internet courts for consideration);
  • China has implemented the blockchain for monitoring persons released on parole;
    on the educational platform Coursera has a course on the blockchain from ConsenSys;
  • in Russia thinking about creating a blockchain, similar to the SWIFT;
  • the government of Uzbekistan created a Fund for the development of the blockchain;
  • the South Korean authorities will increase in two times the amount of funding the blockchain industry;
  • Walmart has filed a patent application for a blockchain-based system for automatic package delivery drones;
  • stock exchange Deutsche Börse has created a blockchain-unit;
  • Japanese financial conglomerate Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is testing its own crypto currency among employees.