The Future of Political Dissent? Thai Activists Use Blockchain in “Rap Against Dictatorship”

At a time when there is a dark cloud over the cryptocurrency space like a net result of market conditions, infighting and the threat of regulatory action by the United States SEC, blockchain technology is still showing the world that its disruptive capacity is more than just potential. A recent series of events in Thailand underscores the growing importance and influence of blockchain use cases outside of cryptocurrency.

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Data61 and CBA Team up to Successfully try out a new “Smart Money” for Australia’s Welfare Schemes

The Data61 arm of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), in partnership with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), has successfully trialed what they are calling a new “smart money” aimed at Australia’s health and welfare sector.

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Blockchain Technology’s Increasing Transport Application Across Europe

Away from its much-publicized usage as the basis for cryptocurrencies, which has generated the bulk of its coverage in European public discourse, blockchain technology is increasingly becoming an influential part of supply chain processes across the EU. An article from the EU’s official news website published on November 12, 2018, examines the impact of Blockchain technology as a disruptive influence in Transport following its rapidly growing corporate adoption.

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Japan’s Largest Utility Company Pursues Another Blockchain Project for Solar Trading

Japanese utility Kansai Electric Power Co., which operates in Japan’s second-largest industrial region, incorporating the cities of Kyoto, Kobe, and Osaka, has announced another blockchain project just six months after unveiling a collaboration with Australian company Power ledger, Greentech Media reported on November 1, 2018.

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Electricity Users in Estonia Can Now Use a Blockchain Solution to Access Renewables

The small Baltic country of Estonia may be blazing a trail for the world to follow in terms of creating a framework for promoting the use of renewable energy.

Already famed for being one of the world’s most extensive blockchain adopters, Wired reports on October 25 2018, that the country is now the host to a company that uses blockchain technology to connect Estonian consumers to renewable energy sources by making energy markets more efficient.

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