Canadian research council builds Ethereum blockchain explorer

August 22, 2018
Chris Wheal

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has built an ethereum blockchain explorer.

The organization confirmed via a press news release that its Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) is now hosting the explorer on the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) through services provided by blockchain start-up Bitaccess.

According to the NRC, using IPFS will ensure web applications are “unalterable and can be accessed far into the future,” regardless of whether the original host is online or not.

The Canadian government’s first live trial of public blockchain technology on ethereum was carried out back in January 2018.

The explorer allows users to search the ethereum blockchain for proactively published grants and contribution data.

In its latest press statement, the NRC said it launched the Canadian government’s first live trial of public blockchain technology on ethereum back in January, in an effort to build a more transparent administration of government contracts.

 

Post written by Chris Wheal
Chris Wheal is editor of OpenLedger's news and features service. An award-wining business journalists himself, he runs a team of freelance journalists from across the UK and north America.

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