The small Russian village of Kolionovo, located some 120 km from Moscow, has in partnership with ATUM Solutions, successfully completed the pilot phase of its blockchain initiative on agricultural cooperation.
The “Blockchain Based Cooperation Activity” (“Кооперативная деятельность на блокчейне”, in Russian) was implemented on the Stellar blockchain. A social messenger Telegram based bot was also employed.
Mikhail Shliapnikov, the project’s Founder, stated in his facebook update that the blockchain based agricultural cooperative has helped speed up all transactions and make them transparent to all members to the local farmer’s association, a “cooperative” in Russian. He has also mentioned that with the shift to blockchain the transactions costs “virtually zeroed”.
In the comments to Digital Asset Live, Mr Shliapnikov says that ideologically the association of farmers in the village of Kolionovo is an offline blockchain, with its members real life p2p nodes with equal voting rights. Hence, the any local agricultural cooperative, says Shliapnikov, needs blockchain as it is a logical step forward into the digital world.
In the near future, the team behind the Kolionovo blockchain intends to add a fund for mutual aid to members with 0% interest rate, atomic swaps via ATUM Solutions and others.
The team behind the Kolionovo blockchain calls upon all local agricultural communities in Russia “to unite efforts and shift to blockchain”, the statement on Mikhail Shliapnikov facebook update concludes.