After the SBI-led BankChain saw the implementation of a number banking applications and blockchain-related announcements by Tamil Nadu and other state governments, the government think-tank NITI Aayog, along with other authorities and state governments, plans to launch India\u2019s largest public blockchain project \u2014 IndiaChain.\r\n\r\nIndiaChain aims to reduce frauds, speed up enforcement of contracts, and increase transparency of transactions in public projects, particularly in the fields of agriculture, healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, and land registration.\r\n\r\nHowever, the biggest blockchain revolution will be the adoption of this path-breaking technology in Aadhaar and the Indian voting mechanism, believe experts.\r\n\r\nLet\u2019s take a look at this week\u2019s block!\r\nEY And Microsoft Launch Blockchain Solution For Media & Entertainment Industry\r\nGlobal consulting firm EY and Microsoft have launched a blockchain network for content rights and royalties management. When fully operational, this EY-Microsoft blockchain network will encompass thousands of business partners and process millions of transactions every day, making it one of the world\u2019s largest enterprise blockchain ecosystems.\r\n\r\nUbisoft, a video game publisher, will be one of the early adopters of this solution.\r\n\r\nThe blockchain-based rights and royalties management solution aims to enable increased trust and transparency between industry players, reducing operational inefficiencies in the rights and royalties management process.\r\n\r\nIn addition, the solution also seeks to provide near real-time visibility of sales transactions to all participants in the blockchain network to enable them to react to market needs faster and more effectively.\r\n\r\nSpeaking about the solution, Paul Brody, EY Global Innovation Leader, Blockchain, said, \u201cThe scale, complexity, and volume of digital rights and royalties transactions makes this a perfect application for blockchains. A blockchain can handle the unique nature of each contract between digital rights owners and licensors can be handled in a scalable, efficient manner with an audit trail for the participants. By deploying this on Microsoft Azure, we believe this will be highly scalable across thousands of royalties and content partners.\u201d\r\nUdacity Launches Blockchain Nanodegree\r\nRecognising blockchain as the future of fintech, edtech startup Udacity recently launched a blockchain developer Nanodegree programme, developed with insights from experts in the blockchain space.\r\n\r\nThe Nanodegree programme will help students acquire in-demand blockchain skills to improve upon their job readiness.\r\n\r\n\u201cAs a student in the programme, you\u2019ll build portfolio-ready projects designed in collaboration with working blockchain developers and hiring managers, and you\u2019ll enjoy direct access to leading experts in the field. You\u2019ll build your own blockchain to store and manage data, create your own smart contracts using Solidity (the primary language on Ethereum), and build a blockchain-powered web app for supply chain management,\u201d said a company statement.\r\nSprint And NXM to Unveil IoT-Blockchain Connected Car Platform\r\nUS telecom giant Sprint has joined NXM Labs to launch a 5G-Ready Connected Car Platform combining high-speed, on-demand passenger Wi-Fi with advanced vehicle health monitoring and safety features. This includes the first blockchain-powered Internet of Things (IoT) security system that guards against hackers.\r\n\r\nThe NXM platform includes a powerful automotive router that keeps people connected on the road, and through mobile apps, helping save money and keeping track of vehicle performance and location. Its features include maintenance reminders, preventive notifications, scheduling, and booking service appointments.\r\n\r\nThe platform will provide on-demand, unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity, powered by the Sprint LTE network, which is ready for even faster speeds and more capacity when the Sprint 5G service launches in the first half of 2019.\r\n\r\nDrivers and passengers can connect their favourite devices in their vehicle and choose to order cellular broadband by the day, week, or month without relying on their smartphone plan.\r\n\r\nIvo Rook, Senior Vice President of IoT for Sprint, said, \u201cThrough the power of blockchain technology, NXM provides an advanced level of security and advanced capabilities to vehicles that might not otherwise have it, even extending Wi-Fi. With the power of Sprint\u2019s high-speed LTE and upcoming 5G network behind the technology, consumers will be able to experience the latest in automotive technology, even in early-model vehicles.\u201d\r\nIOST Blockchain Incubator Launches $50 Mn Fund\r\nBluehill, a startup incubator for global blockchain projects, has launched a $50 Mn fund to support the IOST (Internet of Services Token) blockchain ecosystem.\r\n\r\nThe fund has already started taking in applications from startups on a rolling basis and on average invests $500K in a project with \u201cboth seed investments of $100K and follow-on investments in the low millions,\u201d reported Coindesk.\r\n\r\nAccording to the report, the fund will be used to back startups \u2014 including their finance, marketing, and recruitment needs \u2014 that are built on the IOST ecosystem.\r\nDApp Platform Centrality Partners With InfiniVision\r\nCentrality, a New Zealand-based blockchain DApp platform, has announced a partnership with Chinese tech giant InfiniVision and Japan-based Jasmy.\r\n\r\nCentrality is a decentralised marketplace for applications that are connected to its blockchain platform. The partnerships will connect Centrality to Asia\u2019s leading consumer brands, including McDonald\u2019s in China and Bailian Group, China\u2019s biggest retailer.\r\n\r\n\u201cCentrality is set to shake up the fast food, banking, and shopping industries across Asia. Big Macs on the blockchain in China, not just yet, but helping to create better consumer experiences, definitely,\u201d said Centrality co-founder Aaron McDonald.\r\n\r\nIn other news, the South Korean government has announced that it will be investing more than $200 Mn in public and private blockchain initiatives. The South Korean Ministry of Science and ICT has announced a major Blockchain Technology Development Strategy that aims to raise 230 Bn South Korean \u2018won\u2019 ($207 Mn) by 2022.\r\n\r\nStay tuned to Inc42 for more latest news on blockchain!