Currently, the UN Office for Project Services is collaborating with the IOTA foundation on a plan to use a distributed ledger technology to streamline the workflows of the UN.
It was announced by the UNOPS on Tuesday and the organization stated that the two bodies are considering increasing their efficiency of operation using the tangle technology of IOTA.
Why UNOPS chose IOTA
The startup does not use Blockchain like other networks such as Ethereum and Bitcoin, but the UN division still chose to work with them. Yoshiyuki Yamamoto, the UNOPS special advisor on the Blockchain technology told Coindesk that the distributed ledger of IOTA can be run on alternative connectivity networks or battery power and this can be very useful in areas with irregular power supply or high speed internet connection.
The Internet of Things
Also, IOTA’s ledger is compatible with all internet of things devices and they do not require excessive computing requirements. The partnership centers on learning how the UNOPS and IOTA can use the technology. Yamamoto added that they are collaborating with the IOTA foundation in a bid to identify the best use cases for proof of concept to fix some challenges that is being faced by the UN as a whole while out on the field. The process us quite collaborative.
He also stated that as they identify the gaps in the potential test solution or the extra elements that should be incorporated, they will work together to identify and add suitable partners in the long run.
This is because such partnership is educational and the special advisor couldn’t predict how long moving from pilot phase and implanting IOTA’s technology will take.
Yamamoto stated that it is fully dependent on the problem’s complexity and the software, hardware and user experience will be considered as well. He believes that it is difficult to predict what the main points will be.