The leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) firm Fujitsu recently announced the opening of its international Blockchain Innovation Center in Brussels, Belgium to explore the technology’s potential applications in all possible areas, according to a press release published March 21.
In its official statement, Fujitsu claimed that the new center will research and develop Blockchain-based solutions in “sectors of all kinds”, from Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)-based audits to Blockchain-based voting.
Yves de Beauregard, head of Fujitsu Benelux (Belgium Netherlands Luxembourg), noted growing interest to Blockchain technology among customers and claimed that many DLT-based applications are still unexplored.
“This is just the beginning, as we intend to explore the wider potential use of blockchain in a variety of commercial areas,” Beauregard said.
According to the company’s press release, Brussels was chosen as the location of the Blockchain Center for its "geographical, political, technological and linguistic advantages for international organizations that are considering applications of blockchain technology."
Previously Cointelegraph reported that Japanese Blockchain and cryptocurrency firm Tech Bureau offered its private Blockchain to Belgian company Digipolis, an organization for inter-municipal ICT services for Belgian cities Ghent and Antwerp, as part of “The Blockchain Lab” to provide more efficient administrative framework for cities.