The mayor of Seoul plans to invest $100 million over the next five years to develop the South Korean capital as a smart city powered by blockchain.
South Korea's Customs Service is looking to adopt Samsung's blockchain tech to launch a decentralized exports clearance system.
Blockchain technology can help global businesses generate an extra $1 trillion in trade finance, according to World Economic Forum research.
French soccer club Paris Saint-Germain is planning to issue its own cryptocurrency as a way to incentivize participation from its international fans.
Australia's New South Wales government is turning to blockchain for a state-wide test of a driver license digitization program slated for November.
Blockchain can now be legally used to authenticate evidence in legal disputes in China, according to a ruling from the country's Supreme Court.
A blockchain trade finance platform spearheaded by the People's Bank of China has entered the testing phase ahead of an official roll-out.
The South Korean government is literally doubling down on its efforts to trial blockchain in the public sector for 2019.
The Australian Securities Exchange has pushed back the launch of its blockchain-based CHESS replacement after feedback from stakeholders.
Major Chinese and American firms are leading a global blockchain push, with Alibaba and IBM having filed around 90 patents each relating to the tech.