Canada’s NRC IRAP Uses Catena Blockchain Suite by BitAccess, a IPFS-based Explorer Platform
Canada’s NRC IRAP Uses Catena Blockchain Suite to Host Blockchain Platform
Canadian blockchain software services provider, Bitaccess has recently revealed that the Government of Canada will be exploring the use of blockchain technology via the former’s software product, Catena Blockchain Suite. In particular, it is the National Research Council of Canada’s (NRC) Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) that will be testing the Catena.
According to News Wire, the eagerness within the blockchain sector stems from the need to find a sufficient way to ensure transparent government grants’ offerings. For the time being, the NRC IRAP will be using its InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) as the platform in which the Catena will be integrated.
It appears that the ultimate goal is to ensure that users can easily search for grants via the Ethereum blockchain. IPFS plays a significant role when it comes to data storage onto the blockchain, as it does not permit alterations – increasing accuracy of posted data. In addition, regardless of whether or not the web-host is on-line, the IPFS can be retrieved.
Commenting on the specs of Catena along with its reason for being is Co-Founder of Bitaccess, Moe Adham. Adham mentions the need for complete transparency, while being able to provide “verification and validation of public information.” As for the Catena Blockchain Suite, Adham believes it is a “simple, low risk, application for institutions to get introduced to blockchain technology.”
To join the efforts of the NRC IPFS, interested users are encouraged to fill out an application in the provided link here: https://bitaccess.ca/blog/catena-nrc-ipfs