The relentless efforts of the Cardano technology team to push forward the adoption of blockchain in developing countries have given birth to another intriguing result as the Cadano foundation announces an MoU deal in Mongolia.
Cardano, on twitter, revealed that Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK) has inked an MoU with Mongolian Blockchain Technology to help enhance development of advanced technology in the country.
Announced at the Frontier Blockchain Summit which took place in Mongolia, the deal involved other bodies like; Cryptocurrency Association and Mongolian Fintech Association as Cardano looks forward to revitalizing Mongolia with the deployment of blockchain technology into the country.
Today, #IOHK signed an MoU with Mongolian Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency Association and Mongolian Fintech Association. This MoU is to help implement and foster blockchain project development in Mongolia. #FrontierFintech #crypto #blockchain #Cardano #ecosystem pic.twitter.com/5BvCId5VlL
— Cardano Community (@Cardano) May 11, 2019
While the three days summit hosted a number of who’s who in the industry, the day 2 program was kicked off by the country’s Foreign Affairs minister Damdin Tsogtbataar.
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Since September 2018, the CEO of IOHK, Charles Hoskinson, has been contacting Damdin Tsogtbaatar in what could be described as a closed door meeting to introduce blockchain technology into the public and private sector of the country.
In an advanced approach, Hoskinson recently (May 2019) revealed that he’s in Mongolia for another scheduled meeting with the minister.
“We’re not slowing down, we’re speeding up. I’m in Mongolia, not for vacation, we’re meeting with ministers and we’ll probably have a meeting with the President [of the country.],” Hoskinson noted.
He added that his latest meeting with the country’s officials featured talks on problems like adulterated drugs.
“We’re going to talk about problems like 18% of the medicine [in Mongolia] is counterfeited or adulterated and 40% in the rural areas is counterfeited or adulterated. So how do you put a traceability program like what pharma trust has done”, Hoskinson continued. “We’re talking about the fact that 93% of the people here have some access to mobile banking and 30% receive government disbursements, [but at] enormous costs.”
Lack of supply chain security in the pharmaceutical sector remains a long-term battering bug in Mongolia. Lately Mongolia partnered FarmaTrust, a UK-based pharmaceutical supply chain security company to mitigate the problem of counterfeit drugs in the country by launching a blockchain track and trace project.
While the real deal behind the MoU is yet to be officially revealed, observers are very much optimistic that it would be in the path threaded by the blockchain foundation.