The first blockchain-based application for polling purposes will be used in a blockchain conference named BlockShow Europe which is to be held in Berlin on May 28th and 29th. Polys will be conducting the Polls which will enable the participants to cast their vote and rank Europe’s most game-changing blockchain companies and distinguished women.
A Hong Kong-based of blockchain research and development associated with the government of Ethiopia to study blockchain applications. CEO of IOHK, Charles Hoskinson said, “We are collaborating with the Ethiopian Ministry of Science and Technology and exploring new ways to innovate, such as in the agri-tech business, and other entrepreneurship in the blockchain space.
A blockchain application is to be launched in Indonesia. The platform is aimed at extending “decentralized decision making and community engagement.” Horizon State is to be associating with MCV-CAP and another company for the project. If the project is ranked successful on the island of Sumatra, Horizon State would be diversifying the project.
WeChat has stopped the third-party blockchain application. Caijing reported the launch of Xiao Xieyi which would enable the WeChat users to initiate contractual agreements. Consequently, the app powered by Tencent was suspended within a day. The application reasoned the suspension was “due to the fact that content is not authorized on the platform.”
David Marcus, the chief of Facebook Messenger application declared the formation of a consortium to study the applications of blockchain technology. Marcus was Coinbase’s board member and did not disclose his interest in blockchain application. The company is to function under three divisions such as “family of apps, central product services and new platforma and infra.”
The Australian government has apportioned AU $700,000 ($521,000) for the exploration of blockchain applications under the Digital Transformation Agency. The budget document read, “The Government will provide $0.7 million to investigate areas where blockchain technology could offer the most value for government services.” In 2017, AU $8 million was sanctioned for blockchain based projects.
Huafu Enterprise Holdings will be collaborating with Far Eastern Air Transport in developing the world’s first aerospace blockchain application. The application will be called as the Airline and Life Networking Token (ALLN) that was said to be enabling the customer to purchase tickets and services using the application on Far Eastern.
The deputy governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), Jessica Chew Cheng Lian, quoted on the use of blockchain technologies for enhancing banking services. Lian affirmed on nine Malaysian banks coming together to ‘develop blockchain applications for trade finance.’ The BNM also seeks to develop a standardized open API framework through a consortium called Application Program Interface implementation.