European Commissions [EC] "Blockchains for Social Good [BSG]" Challenge 2019 - PDF file

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"Blockchain" applications are appearing in many industries 

This may be the reason that the European Commission [EC] has announced a new 
Challenge for 2019 called "Blockchains for Social Good" 

The Prize for this challenge is 5 winners of Euro 1,000,000 each

The timetable to submit an application is

1	16 May 2018 - contest opens
2	02 Apr 2019 - deadline for registration of interest
3 	03 Sep 2019 - deadline to submit applications

The proposed Volunteer Cryptocurrency project may be a suitable Submission for 
this "Blockchain for Social Good" [BSG] Challenge hence the proposed meetings and 
main issues for the next 8 weeks to evaluate suitable projects are:

1	T 16 Oct 2018	Initial meeting
2	T 23 Oct 2018	Review Terms and Conditions of EC-BSG
3	T 30 Oct 2018	Agree Questions re Terms & Conditions
4	T 06 Nov 2018	Identify possible projects
5	T 13 Nov 2018	Identify possible resources required
6	T 20 Nov 2018	Identify possible project managers
7	T 27 Nov 2018	Review project issues
8	T 04 Dec 2018	Finalise project issues

Fri 12 Oct 2018						Recipient: 61xxxxxx

Investment Organisations	cc	Federal, State & Local Gov
Returned Services Clubs			Interested parties
Chambers of Commerce			"Hull Coin" Council Volunteer Cryptocurrency
Councils				E:      
Universities & TAFEs			F:{61}(2/3/7/8/)	
Education & Training Organisations	M:{61}(4)		
Sports clubs				P:{61}(2/3/7/8)

Agenda: Fri 12 Oct 2018				             REF:UNBACAn1

ZIG/ZAG:	UNB - European Commission [EC] - "Blockchain for Social Good [BSG]" Challenge

Objectives:	1	Establish a timetable for EC-BSG Submission{s}
		2	Review Overseas Cryptocurrency Research 
		3	Update on Blockchain initiatives

Date:		Tue 16 Oct 2018		Time:17:30 - 18:30

Venue:		Balgowlah RSL		Contact: Stephen GOULD
		30 Ethel Street		SAN Projects Co-ordinator
		BALGOWLAH 2092		{61}(4)1600-9468


Peter AXTENS	[PMA] Chr		Janece WILLS	[JPW]		
Gloria OMODEI	[GMO]			Carline DUFFY	[CJD]		
Tim CHENKO	[TMC]			Stephen GOULD	[SGG] Sec
Kathy REID 	[KCR]			All On-line Contacts

A	17:30 - 17:45 - Initial Review EC - Blockchains for Social Good Challenge
B	17:45 - 18:00 - Review report on "Hull-Coin Cryptocurrency" visit F 05 Oct 2018
C	18:00 - 18:15 - Review recent "Blockchain" press articles
D	18:15 - 18:20 - Which web-site OIC, EHS or Halisa-eu ?
E	18:20 - 18:25 - E-canvasser - what is it ?
F	18:25 - 18:30 - Any Other Business  
Z	Next Meeting	Tue 23 Oct 2018		17:30 - 18:30

A  17:30-17:45 - Initial Review EC - "Blockchains for Social Good" Challenge

The EC Website can be reviewed here

B	17:45 - 18:00 - Review report on "Hull-Coin Cryptocurrency" visit F 05 Oct 2018

Drive Ilkley to Hull - 2 hrs

Arrive 12:15 to visit Hull Library which we find closes at 13:00 on Fridays

The Librarian had heard of Hull-coin but knew nothing about it so she Googled it and 
then suggested we go to Hull Council to seek further information

Difficult to find appropriate office in Hull Council to discuss Hull-coin as Hull 
Council Website had no record of Hull-coin

Found an office that was open called the Wilson Centre where the receptionist 
Googled Hull-coin and found an article 07 Jul 2017 by the BBC on Hull-coin

She said there was no one at the Council that could help so suggested we visit Hull 
BBC over the road to investigate further 

Visited the BBC and the receptionist again Googled the article which states

"Chief executive David Shepherdson said people would earn "HullCoins" by 
"doing good things for the council or others".

So far 140 retailers have signed up to the project.

Mr Shepherdson said it would be "the world's first local currency of its kind".
Organisations ready to offer HullCoin include University of Hull, Hull College 
and Hull City Council.

Sterling cannot be used to buy it, unlike some local currency schemes already 
in use.

HullCoins are to be earned for recycling or taking part in charitable and 
community endeavours.

Stickers on waste bins could be scanned to give credits for putting your bins 
out, for instance.

Retailers would benefit from increased custom as people use credits to obtain 
discounted purchases, said the scheme.

He said 800 people were signed up to use HullCoin but it was hoped 8,000 
people would be signed up by the end of the year.

Digital payment apps for smartphones had made the idea easier to 
understand than when it was first put forward in 2014, said Mr Shepherdson.

Private testing is under way and it is hoped the lottery grant would allow the 
project to be launched in September.

The scheme was originally backed by Comic Relief and the Technology for 
Good programme.

Downloaded a PDF which said Hull-Coin supported by Kaine Industries and 
Universal Basic Income [UBI]

Tried to visit Kaine Industries at "The Annex, Community Enterprise Centre, 
Corringham Rd HULL"  which turned out to be a Student Accommodation Centre

C  18:00-18:15 Review recent "Blockchain" press articles

Three recent articles on "Blockchain" with extracts from the articles:

A	2018-09-07 AFR Blockchain to form 'contracts on steroids" 
B	2018-08-29 AFR HSF lawyers joins forces with IBM & Data61 for blockchain project
C	2017-06-07 AFR Data61 reports blockchain will have profound impact on economy

A  2018-09-07 Blockchain to form 'contracts on steroids" AFR 07 Sep 2018

Herbert Smith Freehills and King & Wood Mallesons have taken the lead to create 
the Australian National Blockchain, alongside data engineering group Data61, part of 
the CSIRO, and global technology giant IBM

It will become a piece of national infrastructure, providing a platform for businesses 
looking to use "smart contracts", or business rules embedded into code. 

The system will go into a pilot in the coming months, and it is expected other law 
firms will join.

"A contract is turning from a piece of paper into piece of software," said Natasha
Blycha, the blockchain and smart legal contract lead at Herbert Smith Freehills. "But 
if a contract is software, it also needs an ecosystem to run in."

Currently, many contracts are drafted, signed, and put in a draw and are only 
retrieved in the case of a dispute. 

By coding the clauses and running them on a blockchain, agreements can be 
turned into something that can keep track of obligations in real time, and feed 
information back to lawyers and clients during the life of the contract.

"We can create a contract on steroids to give clients new commercial opportunities," 
Ms Blycha said.

An example of a contract that could operate on the Australian National Blockchain 
would be a logistics agreement governing a supply chain; sensors attached to the 
internet of things could provide data on location or the condition of goods, and the 
contract could be programmed to self-execute when specified contract conditions are 

For example, when a load of materials is delivered a bank could automatically trigger 
the payment.

B  2018-08-29 Herbert Smith Freehills joins forces with IBM and Data61 for blockchain project

Leading law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has teamed up with the CSIRO's Data61 
and tech giant IBM to create Australia's first cross-industry, large-scale blockchain.

"Blockchain will be to transactions what the internet was to communication - what 
starts as a tool for sharing information becomes transformational once adoption is 
widespread," said Paul Hutchison, IBM global business services vice-president and 
partner of cognitive process transformation. 

C  2017-06-07 Data61 reports blockchain will have profound impact on the economy

A scientific study of blockchain by the CSIRO's specialist Data61 unit has found the 
management of supply chains, including trade finance and insurance, as a "highly 
promising" use case for the emerging technology, which will enhance productivity 
across the agriculture, banking, healthcare, logistics and public sectors and help 
business and government manage the deluge of data about to be unleashed by the 
internet of things.

But two reports to be released on Wednesday also point to various limitations of the 
much-hyped technology, warning it could compromise privacy, breach confidentiality, 
and create security concerns should encryption ever be broken by faster computing 

Data61's reports are the product of almost a year's work and received input from 
government and industry, after being commissioned in the 2016 federal budget by 
Treasurer Scott Morrison.

Australia is already a leader in the development of blockchain, Mr Morrison said on 
Tuesday, imploring companies and the bureaucracy to use the reports for "guidance 
on how they can accelerate their take up of blockchain technology".

The reports demonstrate the "profound impact" blockchain will have on "delivering 
significant productivity, security and efficiency gains" for the Australian economy, he 

Blockchain, or distributed ledger technology, refers to databases that record 
transactions but are not owned by any central party; rather, they are distributed to a 
collective. Information automatically synchronises and is secured by cryptography. 

The ledger is immutable, protecting against fraud.

Blockchains also use "smart contracts", which can automatically execute business 
logic or parts of legal agreements. The technology establishes a fact at a point in 
time, which can then be trusted by others. It also provides more efficient data 

Blockchain could allow for the creation of "programmable money", verify digital 
identity, facilitate markets and manage corporate actions, Data61 said. 

For governments, it could help manage data sets, provide grants and social security, 
and automate tax collection. 

The report includes detailed case studies on how blockchain could be applied in 
trade finance, government data registries and international remittance payments.

D   18:15-18:20 - Which web-site OIC, EHS or Halisa-eu ?

Joost, who has sponsored the Halisa-eu web-site in Europe since 2006, has moved 
onto to other ventures and requested another sponsor to adopt the web-site

This European web may be the most suitable web-site for any EC-BSG submission

E   18:20-18:25 - E-canvasser

Joost has been unstinting in his support of the Halisa-eu website over the last 12 
years even while be completed a PhD in Political issues, hence I believe we should 
evaluate E-canvasser to understand how it may be adopted in Australia

E   18:25-18:30 - Any Other Business


Date:	Tue 23 Oct 2018		Time:	17:30 - 18:30

Venue:	Balgowlah RSL	 	E: 
	30 Ethel St		F:{61}(2)
	SEAFORTH	2092	P:{61}(2)9949-5477

Stephen GOULD
Projects Co-ordinator
M: {61}(4)1600-9468 

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