On May 25th,2018, UN announced that UNOPS(The United Nations Office for Project Service) will team up with IOTA, to optimize official workflows and enhance the efficiency of work.
IOTA uses a special technique called Tangle which is built on a mathematical concept known as Directed Acyclic Graphs(DAG). Unlike other traditional blockchain technologies, Tangle has no block, no chain and also no miners.
That’s one of the reasons why UNOPS chose to cooperate with IOTA. Besides, IOTA’s ledger is easily compatible with internet of things devices, which do not have high computing requirements.
We will offer “Training workshops” and “Thought leadership seminars” and develop the specific proof-concepts to bring greater efficiency to specific areas of UNOPS work.
"We are working with the IOTA Foundation to identify the most appropriate use cases for the first [proof-of-concept], to help address some of the challenges that UN as a whole faces when working in the field. It's very much a collaborative process."
At present, the collaboration is educational in nature. So UNOPS cannot predict how long will it take to move from a pilot phase to fully implementing IOTA’s technology.
But, UNOPS believed that IOTA’s technology is promising through analyzing some current cases existed in the world otherwise UN wouldn’t experiment with IOTA’s tech.
"We don't do blockchain for blockchain's sake. We have limited resources and personnel, so we have to focus our efforts on solving real-world challenges. Our priorities stem from our mission as an organization, not from the fads of the crypto space," Yoshiyuki Yamamoto said.
More about UN&IOTA collabration see this: UN’s Project Services Arm Partners With IOTA to ‘Expedite’ its Mission With Blockchain
IOTA market(coin ticker) analysis in the passed 7 days
Data from Citicoins
Iota price has reached around $1.84, the most highest price of 7-days data with 5,126,065,338 USD. The price descended at the end of May,21th and rewarm again at the end of May,24th. Now the price is taking strive to $1.60. According to the exchange rate of hkd to usd, iota coin is worth 12.23hkd, as for RMB, is 9.97RMB.
Iota’s special technique is regarded as a promising technology to blockchain by many authoritative institutions and organizations, unlike other many cryptocurrencies, will it be the mainstream in the future replacing the dominant position in blockchain? What do you think of that?