The City of Seoul, South Korea has instituted a "Youth Allowance" for unemployed young people and all those youths that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the process has been simplified through a blockchain-based system.
Blockchain technology, a real revolution that is already happening in all parts of the world, is not just a pure technological issue, but rather a push to change with a broader meaning, both intellectual and social
High Tech Computer (HTC) Corporation, a Taiwanese consumer electronics firm based in the New Taipei City, recently unveiled a new entry-level blockchain-based smartphone dubbed the HTC Exodus 1S that is basically targeting digital currency users and investors.
Filipino boxing champion The Honorable Manny Dapidran Pacquiao has finally launched the long awaited celebrity cryptocurrency, hence becoming the first popular professional boxer to own a private token and also the first to join the blockchain and Bitcoin ring. The boxer who at the same time a politician serving as a Member of the Philippine House of Representatives and a Chair of the Senate Public Works, rolled out his own token during the event that took place in the City of Manila where more than two thousand of his fans graced the function with their presence.
The Municipality of Cinisello Balsamo in the Metropolitan City of Milan, Lombardy, Italy, has started adopting blockchain tech in public administration (PA). Now, a maximum of 10 minutes is needed for the whole administrative procedure. This has made the Lombardi region to the vanguard of blockchain and cryptoasset implementation.
The Department of Information Technologies of Moscow (DIT) recently revealed an auction to develop an Ethereum-based distributed ledger tech (DLT) system which can offer administrative electronic services to over 50.2 million residents living in the federal city of Russia, Open Media reports.
The path towards the realization of Smart City can be seen as a real innovation laboratory in which themes linked to the quality of services and life are merged with new responses for environmental sustainability, safety, mobility and quality of work. This path has experienced an exciting phase in which the cities experimented and adopted new forms of innovation including blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), etc.in many different areas.