#MetaNews 15

Blockchain technology is still trendy and there are no signs of it going away soon. Today we present you the fresh release of #MetaNews and share the latest updates from the blockchain world!

Blockchain to Settle Retail Payments

The story:

Hitachi trials blockchain to settle retail payments using just fingerprints.

Details:

Japan-based tech conglomerate Hitachi and telecommunication giant KDDI are testing a blockchain-based system that can settle retail payments validated using shoppers’ fingerprints.

Hitachi said the end goal is to use a tamper-proof blockchain to assist in verifying users’ fingerprints and to keep their coupon usage information accurate and updated across stores within the network simultaneously.

Why it is important:

The project is the latest pilot test taken by Hitachi to utilize a blockchain platform in retail transactions. It shows the blockchain is getting more common in Japan and more common among major companies.

Blockchain Technology Integration

The story:

Catalonian Government to Develop Plan for Blockchain Technology Integration.

Details:

The Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) has revealed a plan for blockchain tech implementation in its public administrative activity, according to the official press release on July 24th.

The Generalitat de Catalunya, an official governmental institution of the Spanish autonomous community of Catalonia, will promote blockchain technology “with the aim of improving digital services to the public and promoting the potential of this technology between the Administration, companies and the citizens.”

Why it is important:

It is another example of blockchain getting more integrated in the country. Spain has already embraced the use of blockchain technologies across a variety of industries. Here are some examples: In May, Barcelona Tech City had announced the creation of a specialized space for blockchain technology development, and Spain-headquartered bank Santander had become the first global company that used blockchain technology for investor voting.

Most Important City in The ‘Blockchain Cosmos’

The story:

Joseph Lubin Names Berlin as The Most Important City in The ‘Blockchain Cosmos’.

Details:

Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin referred to Berlin as “the most important city in the blockchain cosmos”, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reported on July 25th.

Lubin said that, “Berlin has the infrastructure, Berlin has the talent, the really good programmers are here.” Lubin added that, if Berlin wanted to maintain its status as a blockchain hub, “the government needs to set up more programs to promote blockchain.”

Why it is important:

Blockchain expert sees a huge potential in Berlin. The German capital has all the opportunities to develop this potential and integrate blockchain in many industries. Other cities can follow the suit and get noticed by the professionals and crypto-enthusiasts.

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