UPS, the biggest US logistic company has joined the consortium Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA), organized in August 2017. Members of the project form unified transportation standards based on blockchain. UPS is planning to track the location of the packages with assistance of the technology and to integrate safe and fast payment procedure in its services. Moreover the logistic corporation hopes to use the opportunities provided by the distributed register for customs clearance. It will reduce document circulation and order processing time.
China will probably have its own cryptocurrency. The Central Bank of China has announced its plans to issue a national digital asset. As it is stated this measure is able to develop the financial industry in the remote areas. The cryptocurrency is also to become an effective tool of monetary policy of the Central Bank.
Uber will soon drive passengers not only on the ground but also in the air. The company has conducted an agreement with NASA agency. As the result a prototype of a flying taxi should be developed till 20202. A massive launch of such devices is planned for next three years. The creation should be seen first by the inhabitants of Los Angeles and Dubai. NASA shall come up with a software to secure routes management. It will be the first project at low altitude for the agency. As the journalists learned an air taxi will take off and land vertically and exceed the speed of 300 km/h.