Some time ago we wrote about how to control the freshness of products and help factory workers with anonymous feedbacks to improve the quality of work.

Today we have selected for you some more incredible cases of using blockchain technologies in the most unexpected industries.

A real electronic state! No, this is not a joke. The concept of decentralization inherent in the blockchain, the guys from Bitnation Governance 2.0 raised to the absolute. They have created a decentralized “state” that they say provides exactly the same services as any real state: personal identification, marriage registration, loans, medical insurance. Any member of Bitnation can define themselves any existing nation at will or come up with their own. Now more than 20,000 people are registered on the platform. And of course, they do not seek international recognition and geographic sovereignty – perhaps at present this is not possible. This project seeks to show that a utopian world free from prejudice and borders is possible, and geographic boundaries often drive us into a dead end.

It’s no secret that in Islamic culture there is the concept of “haram” (taboo, forbidden) and its opposite – “halal” (possible, allowed). This applies not only to daily actions, but also to food and household items that a person uses. For example, in many eastern countries, pork and all its derivatives are banned. Therefore, it is extremely important for people to know whether the product they are using contains, for example, animal fats. The Halalchain project comes to the rescue. This technology will allow the seller to trace the life cycle of the product and make sure that it is safe – halal.