Mexican Government to Test Blockchain in Public Contracts

According n ational digital strategy coordinator blockchain technology would eliminate the "easily corruptible" human element 
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Mexican authorities had been working on the bids tracking project for public contracts with blockchain. This is reported by Coindesk.

Speaking at a tech conference in Jalisco, Mexico's national digital strategy coordinator Yolanda Martinez detailed Blockchain HACKMX, a project she said has been in production since last September. The system was initially developed by a team of university graduates whose design won a contest calling for blockchain solutions that can help improve public services.

Yolanda Martinez, Mexico's national digital strategy coordinator told at a tech conference in Jalisco about Blockchain HACKMX. According to her, project is in the production from Septmber 2017. Initially, the system was developed by a team of university graduates whose design won a contest.

With blockchain applied to public contracts we'll be able to know whether a company that provides services to the government is trustworthy.
 

Yolanda Martinez

National digital strategy coordinator, Mexico

Martinez told attendees that the technology would eliminate the "easily corruptible" human element and introduce transparency to the public tender process. Records of the bidding process will be stored in blockchain with ability to be checked after the fact.

At the momeent, there's no tech info about the project, but Debate's report suggests the project will eventually be rolled out to the public, with the government eyeing it as a solution for state and local governments in particular.

Australia joins the crypto-discussions arena with Bitcoin & Blockchain Fair

The inaugural Bitcoin and Blockchain Fair will be presented at the Sydney Showgrounds on May 12-13 with an all-round program about cryptocurrency and blockchain
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A high profile event in cryptocurrency and blockchain is coming to Sydney, Australia on May 12-13 – Bitcoin and Blockchain Fair. The conference will provide a platform to interact and discuss on all areas of the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology sectors (fintech, investment, venture capital, regulation, ICO, etc.), current opportunities and perspectives in the form of a Forum and an Exhibition Showcases.

The Exhibition Showcase that will allow to exhibit showcases and engage with crypto services providers, government and fintech startups. Forum is the bulk of the conference and is comprised of 2-day sessions to allow international speakers and industry leaders of the crypto and blockchain sectors a chance to share their expertise. May 12 is focusing on cryptocurrency and ICO engagement; May 13 wil cover blockchain technology overview, case studies, solutions and future trends.

The fair is organized by ABF Business and Principal Sponsor Coinspot. Exhibitors and Speakers include attendees from Asia, Europe and USA together with key Australian high profile crypto & blockchain enterprises. The full agenda of the event can be found here.