The Canadian National Research Center said it had created an Ethereum blockchain explorer for public use.
The National Research Council (NRC) of Canada reported having created an Ethereum blockerein explorer to provide a positive view of this technology and how it can be adopted for more open and transparent operations for government programs .
The NRC said on its website that its industrial research assistance program (IRAP), in tandem with the blockchain startup Bitaccess, hosts the explorer on InterPlanetary File System (IPFS). He added that IPFS allows Web applications to be "unalterable and accessible in the future", regardless of whether the original host is connected to the Internet or not.
"In June 2017, IRAP NRC hosted a kickoff blockchain session that brought together colleagues from across the government," reads the website post. "During this meeting, NRC IRAP unveiled its plans to test the feasibility of blockchain technology in the management of Program Contribution Agreements (innovation financing) with Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). experiment would provide a first case of real use of its kind to the government and other public institutions. "
According to the post, the Ethereum explorer allows users to search for the Ethereum blockchain from data of preventive contributions and concessions published.
According to the post, the NRC IRAP blockchain experiment also brings together several Canadian institutions working together to bring innovations. In addition to Bitaccess, the project also received funding from the Build in Canada innovation program of Canadian public services and procurement
. He added that IRAP NRC is involved in the SMEs of that country that generate a large volume of financial transactions and record keeping that requires disclosure and transparency.
In a separate press release, Bitaccess confirmed the Canadian blockchain experiment after the success of Ethereum Blockchain in January of this year. With the experiment, IRAP NRC is using the latest Bitaccess product, the Chain Blockchain Suite, which allows the government agency to conduct a live experimentation to explore the use of public blockchains in the transparent management of grants and public grants.
"Our goal is to enable institutions to become completely transparent and to allow members to participate in the verification and validation of public information," says Moe Adham, co-founder of Bitaccess. "We created the Chain Blockchain Suite as a simple, low-risk, application for institutions to be introduced to blockchain technology." So far, reception has been exceptional. "