The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has announced a "Token Taxonomy Initiative" to develop universal definitions for tokens to encourage their interchangeability across blockchain platforms. Members of the initiative include Microsoft, R3, ConsenSys, IBM, EY, Accenture and Intel.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank have launched a permissioned blockchain-based "educational" digital token called Learning Coin. The token is inaccessible to the public and has no monetary value, but was developed to help agency staff becomes familiar with the principles behind distributed ledgers and cryptocurrencies.
South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), the country agency that makes military acquisitions, has announced a "blockchain platform construction project for supporting defense projects," per the translation of an official press release. The project is meant to establish a system that prevents the "illegal alteration" of DAPA data and business.
DLive, a livestreaming platform that utilizes blockchain technology to reward viewers and content creators, has announced an exclusive partnership with PewDiePie, the most popular YouTuber of all time. Through the partnership, PewDiePie will stream exclusively on DLive every week. DLive uses the Lino blockchain to issue cryptocurrencies to its community.