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Singapore’s National Research Foundation Funds $9M in Blockchain Innovation

  • Posted On - 2020-12-09 05:50:11

A Singapore government analysis department has launched a program supposed to advance industrial applications of blockchain at intervals in the city-state.

According to a report by The Strait Times on Mon, the $12 million (US$8.99 million) program from the National analysis Foundation (NRF) can support the analysis and development of real-world use cases for the technology.

The Singapore Blockchain Innovation Programme is anticipated to act with up to seventy-five firms starting from transnational firms, giant enterprises, and IT corporations to come back up with seventeen blockchain-based comes.

The initiative can see those come established over a three-year amount across sectors as well as trade, supply and provide chains, the days aforesaid.

The NRF, established in 2006, operates as a department at intervals the Prime Minister’s workplace to guide Singapore’s direction on analysis and development.

While the program is funded by the NRF, the Infocomm Media Development Authority and Enterprise Singapore (ESG), an administrative unit supporting businesses, additionally participated in the launch.

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The coronavirus pandemic has underscored the importance of “trusted and reliable business systems,” said ESG Chairman Peter Ong. “Blockchain technology helps to imbed trust in applications spanning supply and provide chains, trade funding to digital identities and credentials.”

The business solutions developed underneath the program are expected to assist Singapore’s enterprises to be “more globally connected and competitive,” he added.