Japan tests blockchain for government tenders

5 July 2017

The Japanese government is testing a blockchain-powered platform for its public procurement process. 

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication, which oversees the Japanese administrative system and manages local government, will test the blockchain-based system for processing government tenders in the fiscal year starting from April this year through to March 2018, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.

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