Government Led Technology Challenge to Solve Latin America’s Problems with Blockchain

Montevideo, Uruguay, Dec. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (via Blockchain Wire) — æternity, the next-generation, open-source blockchain for building decentralized applications, today announced that its platform solution was able to solve half of seven new projects utilizing æternity’s blockchain across agriculture, media, supply chain, and more, as part of a government and academic-led blockchain challenge that was organized by Universidad ORT Uruguay. Showing off scalable smart contracts interfacing with real-world data, many of these projects highlight æternity’s contribution to Latin America’s burgeoning blockchain scene, particularly in Uruguay.

The blockchain challenges were initiated by the ministry of agriculture, the duty free zone Zonamerica, the newspaper El Observador and AGESIC, which is the government agency for electronic government and the information and knowledge of society. æternity is showcasing its real economic solutions with decentralized applications (Aepps) and the entire ecosystem at the Labitconf conference on December 12 and 13th, where æternity CEO for the America’s Pablo Coirolo will highlight the application of the æternity protocol in the following projects:

  • The “Sustainable Vegetables” project aims to provide information to consumers of fruits and vegetables by allowing them to trace the entire chain of crop production using æternity blockchain. This not only provides crop producers with a sustainable means to track produce production but also reassures consumers of good practices as well as quality produce at the fairest price on the market.
  • The “Origins” project affords individuals who have been adopted to trace their origin using blockchain. This project utilizes æternity blockchain to trace documents generated by various government entities during the adoption process, providing an immutable record of all relevant information with transparency, trust, accessibility and efficiency in transmission….

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