As China's digital currency is said to be "progressing smoothly," Indonesia is also working on releasing their own white paper this year, according to Indonesian Blockchain Association cofounder Pandu Sastrowardoyo.
Identification on a protocol level could help blockchain become mainstream for blue-chip companies like MasterCard, Volvo and Geely if international regulations are met. Anonymity is "exactly what is hindering wider use of blockchain," said Concordium CEO Lone Fonss Schroder.
Investment in Chinese blockchain projects reached USD$367.7 million in the first half of 2019. Blockchain Global CEO Sam Lee says Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent have fueled a breadth of tech talent.
Building artificial intelligence is a game of "surveillance machine learning" that exploits common users' data. But blockchain technology systems promise to help compensate users for it.