IBM and Global Citizen are associating on “Challenge Accepted” which is aimed at improving the living standards of impoverished people. Developers would be permitted to embrace IBM’s Blockchain Platform Starter Plan to reform the donation process. The co-founder of Global Citizen coined that the technology has the potential to alter the face of humanitarian aid.
The South Korean startups are working towards the application of blockchain solutions to the medical sector. XBLOCK SYSTEMS is one such company which is aimed at extending a ‘medical proof application service.’ The medical records and documents are to be held on a blockchain. It is reported that such initiatives and projects would benefit both the customers and healthcare experts.
The authorities of the Netherlands infrastructure ministry are to experiment by embracing blockchain technology to automate the processes of managing wastes. It is reported that nearly hundreds and thousands of waste-carrying trucks are manually inspected. The Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) also eyes on mobile applications alongside blockchain solutions for automation.
The Smart Dubai Office (SDO) has declared the victors of global Blockchain Challenge. There were seventeen finalists. Ireland based AID Tech, the UAE based Smart Crowd, and the USA based Codex topped the list with remarkable blockchain solutions. It is reported that two hundred applications were received from 85 cities across 44 countries.