Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative | August 2019 Bulletin
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Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative
August 12, 2019 Bulletin

Colloquiums: MoCo Los Angeles

Join us at the next MOBI Colloquium in Los Angeles on November 12 & 13, held at the historic Alexandria Ballroom in Downtown LA! Through keynote speeches, curated discussions, and engaging exhibitions, this colloquium will bring together leading players across mobility sectors and tech industries to discuss new advancements in blockchain applications for smart cities and mobility for a safer, greener, cheaper, and more accessible future. 

>> Hear from technologists, investors, creators and industry leaders
>> Understand the power of tokenized incentives
>> Explore blockchain, IoT and AI technologies in mobility and smart cities
>> Receive insight on the creation of the first VID standard
>> Attend the awards ceremony for winners of Citopia - MOBI Grand Challenge phase II

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Citopia: Blockchain for Smarter Cities
Only 56 days left to enter the challenge! The MOBI Grand Challenge Phase II envisions a tokenized Citopia ecosystem where city governments work with employers, schools, universities, and local businesses to create incentives for changing behavior to build smarter cities.

Submit a blockchain solution for human mobility to create a greener and smarter city and enter to win prizes sponsored by Amazon Web Services (AWS), R3, Tribe Accelerator and others! Some of the top prizes available to winners are $5k AWS credits, $2.5k in cash prizes, $25k in R3 services, and a priceless opportunity to be a part of the next class of Tribe Accelerator startups. 

Don't miss out! Register today!

Introducing New MOBI Members

A warm welcome to our new MOBI community members, including: Blockchain Accelerator Foundation, Car IQ, CityZeen, Elocity, Ownum,, and Vestella
Announcing MOBI’s First Standard: Vehicle Identity
MOBI is proud to announce the official release of the first blockchain standard coming from the Vehicle Identity (VID) Working Group. Thank you to the entire VID team for your hard work over the past year and congratulations on achieving this milestone. Accompanying this technical document, the working group has produced a business review document that outlines the importance of DLT- enabled vehicle identity. This analysis reviews the non-exhaustive set of use cases that are dependent on the foundation of identity in the mobility ecosystem and goes into most detail on the near term applications. 

If you have any questions regarding the VID Standard, reach out to Lucy Hakobyan, MOBI's Head of Program, at

Community Corner: MOBI Members' Latest

sgCarMart is Singapore’s #1 car listing site, attracting 2 million visitors monthly. To empower buyers in their decision-making process, they have announced the launch of Singapore’s first Know-Your-Vehicle used car data marketplace — powered Ocean Protocol.

By using Ocean, the source of data and its trail can be established, recorded, and traced. sgCarMart’s used car data marketplace can ensure buyers are getting up-to-date, highly accurate, and reliable information about the used cars available in the market.

The Know-Your-Vehicle Data Marketplace can promote road safety for all by making sure consumers purchase cars that are roadworthy plus encouraging car owners to better maintain their cars and maximize resale value in the long-run.

In the News

Seagate Entering Pilot Stage For Blockchain Supply Chain Project [July 30, 2019] In partnership with IBM, Seagate uses blockchain to improve product tracking.

German-based IoT token, MXC, aims to disrupt how we talk about air pollution through clean air programme. [July 25, 2019] MXC has pledged $12M to network participants for contributing to clean air. Their Particle Depletion Program financially rewards individuals, businesses, and governments by tokenising the active monitoring of air pollution particle precipitation levels and for taking active measures to significantly, and continually, reduce air pollution on an ongoing basis.
Autonomous Mobility & Electric Vehicles
GM autonomous vehicle chief engineer wants to make disabled access a priority [July 25, 2019] GM Cruise has started considering designing autonomous vehicles for disabled passengers. If done right, GM's autonomous vehicles may provide an enticing alternative to Uber and Lyft's spotty record in accessible transport.

City planners eye self-driving vehicles to correct mistakes of the 20th-century auto [July 20, 2019] If autonomous vehicles provoke car-sharing, congestion might reduce drastically. Naturally, implications of this new technology is up for debate, but if autonomous vehicles can correct the mistakes of 20th century auto, we may be due for a renaissance in urban design.

Siemens Evaluated Blockchain for Car-sharing [July 15, 2019] Siemens explores blockchain to ease user transactions and fuel management for carsharing companies.
Interested in Joining the MOBI community?

Benefits of joining MOBI

Joining MOBI gives you and your organization access to our robust community, projects, and more!

You will have the opportunity to...

  • Present and participate in Innovation Calls featuring a presentation from a member of the community about their organization
  • Attend global Colloquiums to network and brainstorm with organizations who share MOBI’s vision of the future of mobility
  • Use the MOBI online network to promote your organization’s relevant products, events, and updates
  • Participate in formulating the standards for blockchain related products for mobility as a part of our working groups
  • Be part of a community who shares the same passion, drive, and range of expertise in the field of mobility!
If you’re interested in finding out more about joining MOBI, please fill out the following membership inquiry form!
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