Far away from western eyes, Asian blockchain projects are thriving. A vibrant ecosystem of public and permissioned chains has sprung to life in Asia, aided by government and big business endorsement of distributed ledger technology (DLT). Many of these chains are virtually unknown outside of the region, yet enjoy high profile partnerships and endorsements in their native territory.
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Asian Nations Are Big on Blockchain
It’s not just China that’s issued a green light to blockchain, if not bitcoin: all across South-East Asia, officials have issued similar blessings, and crypto projects have eagerly stepped up to the plate. Last week it was Thailand’s turn to roll out the red carpet to blockchain, where Sharering’s digital identity system and blockchain infrastructure are to be used in the country’s new e-visa system. The system will be deployed for visitors from India and China initially, and should dramatically speed up airport immigration for millions…