The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) announced Monday that it had built an ethereum blockchain explorer.
The organization wrote in a press release that its industrial research assistance program (IRAP) is now hosting the explorer on the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) through the services provided by Bitaccess, a startup blockchain.
The use of IPFS, ensures, ensures that Web applications are "unalterable and accessible in the future", regardless of whether the original host is online or not.
The explorer allows users to search the blockchain ethereum for proactively published grants and contribution data, according to Bitaccess.
The NRC continued:
"These are the early days, but NRC IRAP experiments with blockchain should provide a constructive understanding of the potential of this technology and how it can be used for more open and transparent operations for programs. public. "
According to the post, NRC IRAP launched the first live trial of the government blockchain public technology on ethereum in January, in an attempt to build a more transparent management of government contracts.
Since its launch, the program is said to have explored further applications in blockchain technology.
As reported earlier by CoinDesk, IPFS aims to create a more permanent web by archiving multiple copies of data. Initially it attracted international attention, as perhaps it was alarming at the time when the new administration in the United States would have made data disappear from government agencies.
Moe Adham, co-founder of Bitaccess, said in a press release that the company is helping "Allow voters to participate in the verification and validation of public information."
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