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Verification data, the control of public procurement and other initiatives to implement blockchain technology in Russia and other.

Blockchain technology continues to be one of the hottest trends among financial, government and commercial organizations around the world. Information on new projects and initiatives in this area is available daily. Btcxlab magazine offers an overview of the most interesting recent initiatives.

Fidelity, Deloitte and Amazon supported a new accelerator for blockchain companies

One of the main news of the week was the launch of a business accelerator for entrepreneurs and startups in the field of blockchain Startup Studio by the venture company IDEA CoLab. The initiative has already been supported by the investment company Fidelity Investments, consulting giant Deloitte, Amazon and 20 other organizations.

Ideo CoLab will offer budding entrepreneurs a series of programmes and workshops from our partners: “atrium”, AVANTA enterprises, blockchain, Berkeley, Brex, CoinList, CSAA Insurance group, electric capital, Ethereum Fund and global Et, GS group company, Messari, next to Protocol, Oasis labs, Perkins Coie, she256, star base, Silicon valley Bank and TD Tezos.

Note that the IDEA of the Club working in the field of the blockchain in 2015 and managed to implement six investment in specialized projects, including ZeppelinOS and Messari. The firm has also worked with Grin, Augur, Cash and even IPFS developers.

Shell invested in LO3 energy blockchain startup

This week, shell, one of the five largest oil and gas companies in the world, invested an unnamed amount in the energy blockchain startup LO3.

Based in new York city, LO3 is known as the developer of the Energy platform, which uses the Ethereum blockchain to track electricity consumption. By providing financial support for the startup, Shell received the option to convert its investments into XRG, a native token of the Exergy platform, used to provide access to the network and financial incentives to its participants.

For Shell, this is the fourth public investment in blockchain projects. Previously, the Dutch company invested in the platforms Vakt, Komgo and Applied Blockchain

Earlier, the German Corporation Siemens also invested in LO3, with the support of which the company created a local smart network in the new York district of Brooklyn.

The University of Arizona uses the blockchain for the exchange of data about students ‘ progress

Where: USA
In what field: education, data exchange
Objective: tracking data about the academic performance of their verification and further exchange between the colleges of the state and the University
Who is engaged: Arizona State University
Technology used: Salesforce, Edaplus
Estimated date of implementation: unknown
Reference: press release

Uber is leveraging the blockchain for transporting patients

Where: USA
In which area: health
Purpose: to provide patients with the opportunity to order trips to medical institutions, to pay for them with the help of Core.Wallet and share expenses with family members, employers, insurance companies and other relevant organizations.
Who is engaged: Uber Health, Solve.Care
Technology used: Ethereum
Estimated date of implementation: 2019
Reference: Forbes

Also among the important news of the week we note the signing of an agreement between the government of the Russian Federation and the state Corporation rostec on the intention to develop technologies of the distributed register in the country.

In addition to blockchain development, rostec will also be engaged in 5g communication, development of solutions in the field of quantum sensors and the Internet of things (IoT).

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