This is the second pilot program that the two organizations have cooperated - the first one, which started in April of 2018, was made to track production chains and reduce unemployment rates.
The success of our first e-government blockchain project with MTK meant we built a level of mutual trust. As passionate believers in the underlying value in blockchain, we knew that we could adapt the technology to solve many more issues in different governmental departments.
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This spep also represents the latest in a series of initiatives by the Finnish government to position the state as one of the world’s leading logistics hubs. The pilot will finally be introduced to several Finnish government organizations that are connected with the logistics industry: the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi), the Finnish Transport Agency, the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority, the Finnish Customs, and other member organizations of Finland’s Corridor as a Service (CaaS) ecosystem.
Our purpose has always been financial inclusion, and especially to help people in developing countries.
The Finnish government has researched several other blockchain initiatives. It declared about a partnership with local startup MONI to provide fugitives with blockchain-based debit cards that would also record identity information in September of 2017.