China's business & IT ministry is working toward creating domestic standards to propel development and implementation of blockchain technology in the country.
On March 7, 2018 the world's first blockchain-backed presidential vote took place in Sierra Leone.
Potentially bullish news from China: A high profile official has called for a national digital asset trading platform to be established. Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) member Wang Penjie made the statements earlier this week.
An official from one of the top financial agencies of China stated that he believes blockchains function more effectively when they're built on a system.
Major workforce and swift payments provider Fleetcor will use Ripple's native cryptocurrency XRP in a cross-border payments trial.
According to a Porsche press release, the auto powerhouse is making a significant push towards integrating blockchain technology into its cars.
Bitcoin could be off limits, but the coffee chain isn't overlooking the technology that underpins cryptocurrencies.
Taiwan's incoming central bank chief has shown the bank will research blockchain applications in its own operations including payments.