80 New Members Joined Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

AMD, EY, Kaspersky, Pfizer, The Royal Bank of Canada and Government of Gibraltar are among them
02 February 2018   4319

The largest group, which includes corporations, universities, banks, start-ups, and even some governments, united by a common desire to develop a blockchain technology, was replenished by 80 new members. This is reported by Trustnodes.

As before, the next expansion of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) included several loud names. One of the new members of the group is AMD, the manufacturer of GPUs, which had already proved itself as a supplier of equipment for the mining of cryptocurrencies, and now, apparently, decided to approach this industry from the other side.

New EEA Members
New EEA Members

Among other things, the EEA includes Kaspersky Lab, which has previously published research on crypto-currencies, the British auditor Ernst and Young, that recently found that more than 10% of the funds raised through the ICO have been lost or stolen, Royal Bank of Canada, which takes part in the development of a blockchaim identification system, the government of Gibraltar, intending to engage in licensing of blockchain-start-ups, the US pharmaceutical company Pfizer and South Korea's largest mobile operator SK Telecom

UN's World Food Programme Can Use ETH Blockchain

Ethereum blockchain can help to fight world hunger
20 February 2018   83

The head of the World Food Program (WFP) Robert Opp said that his department is developing a financial infrastructure for more efficient use of distributed ledger technology. With the help of the Ethereum blockchain, the organization has already saved millions of dollars on bank commissions. 

We felt we could replace the services offered by banks with blockchain. Blockchain helps promote collaboration by providing enormous amounts of data. We’re putting in place a financial infrastructure.
 

Robert Opp

Director, UN WFP

 It is worth noting that WFP didn't talk about specific plans for the further implementation of Ethereum technology.

Earlier, the UN launched a pilot program Building Blocks to assist refugees in Jordan. As part of the program, cryptographically unique coupons representing a certain number of local dinars were distributed among several dozen stores in five refugee camps.