June 18, 2020 Austrian government announces €60,000 funding for blockchain-based COVID-19 application.

The Austrian government’s commerce and industry department, the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, has announced a €60,000 grant for a blockchain-based application aimed at addressing the COVID-19 crisis. The grant will fund QualiSig, a project that aims to leverage the country’s digital identity system to counter fake news and fraud surrounding the virus as well as addressing health data all while using the Ardor blockchain and its corresponding tokenization service, Ignis.