Japan continues to inculcate/implant the blockchain into the state administration. Following the decision to transfer the state register of real estate to a new technology, the government thought about the sphere of procurement. It is planned that the distributed registry will help make the processes faster and easier. Now the authorities collect information about companies and accept applications from those institutions that want to participate in the tender.
The testing of the new system will continue until the next March. The usage of blockchain in public procurement is part of a global project for introducing technology into the e-government system. It is assumed that in the future, key industries in Japan will operate on the basis of the blockchain.
Two private preschool institutions in New York now accept crypto-currencies as payment. The administrations of Montessori and Soho schools say that the decision to pay digital assets is made at the request of the parents. Payment is made through the currency platform Coinbase, which automatically converts the crypto currency into US dollars. It is expected that the tendency to accept virtual money in other educational institutions will only grow, as many parents are already actively using them.
At the end of last week, the US State of Delaware adopted amendments to the law, which allow the usage of blockchain technology in trading stocks and securities. The senate almost unanimously adopted this decision. The last word is behind the governor of the state, and it is expected that he will put his signature before the end of this month. These amendments are part of a larger strategy in which it is planned to automate the legal and operational activities of companies. As the state is considered to be the capital of business, the new legislation will establish accountability and simplify the work of corporations.
Viber announced large-scale updates. Developers integrated YouTube, Spotify, Booking.com, Getty Images, Vice into the service. Now users can choose hotels for travel, listen to music, read articles, watch videos and photos without closing dialog windows. During this video, music and images can be forwarded to other users. Representatives of Viber hope that the new features will make the application as convenient as possible.