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⧉infominer 28-Aug-18 01:22 PM
Technology Driven Universal Currency - UN Commisssion on science and tech 2010 http://unctad.org/Sections/wcmu/docs/ecn162010_Israel_en.pdf (edited)
Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/transformingourworld (edited)
A decentralized project called Refugee Emergency Response was recently launched by Bitnation to help resolve the current refugee crisis in Europe by registering undocumented individuals on the blockchain.
How Can Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology Play a Role in Building Social and Solidarity Finance? http://www.unrisd.org/brett-scott
UNDP Hub for Europe and CIS, and the Alternative Finance (AltFin) Lab is exploring new financial technologies with leading firms—AIDTech, Blockchain.com , and Bitspark—revolutionizing remittance and e-governance with bitcoin and blockchain. http://altfinlab.org
GUZGEF SOLAR SCHOOL Project aimed to improve education facilities in rural Tajikistan and provide better education for children. BRING WATER FOR LIFE Global Crowdfunding Campaign aimed to collect
2016, The UNICEF Innovation Fund raised $9 million to invest in open source technologies for children, funding innovators in developing countries. Blockchain is one of three key investment areas the innovation fund is targeting. http://www.unicefinnovationfund.org
UNICEF is seeking a developer for its innovation projects, which also includes the development of blockchain's humanitarian uses.
‘This can revolutionize assistance to vulnerable families across the globe’
MUNICH – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is deploying cutting-edge blockchain technology to make cash-based transfers faster, chea
ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of Syrian refugees in Jordan's Azraq camp don't pay for their food with cash but by a scan of their eyes.
Blockchain Commission was established by Global Partnerships Forum, PVBLIC Foundation & The Fund for Philanthropy in response to the need to develop a framework by which the United Nations and …
“The United Nations has been actively promoting the application of blockchain technology in various projects including food distribution…
November 10th, 2017 The Humanitarian Blockchain Summit brought experts, scholars, and humanitarian practitioners together at the UN Headquarters; enlarging discussion around using blockchain technology for pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals. https://unite.un.org/techevents/humanitarian-blockchain
Blockchain for the United Nations - humanitarian and other applications In collaboration with the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA), Fordham University. 9 Nov 2017 (3 p.m - 5:30 p.m.) UN Secretariat Conference Room E
At the beginning of 2018, the UN helped found an open initiative called the Climate Chain Coalition. The CCC is composed of 25 organizations committed toward the use of distributed ledger technology for the benefit of the climate. https://unfccc.int/news/un-supports-blockchain-technology-for-climate-action
New Climate Chain Coalition Launched, Seeking Members UN Climate Change News, 22 January 2018 – Suppose information important to tackling climate cha...
Blockchain through the lens of the UN Climate Conference
Since the year 2017, a project from the United Nations World Food Programme associated with the Ethereum blockchain called “Building Blocks” has been helping provide aid to Syrian refugees. As of January 2018, through a cash-for-food blockchain-based system, Building Bloc...
⧉infominer 28-Aug-18 01:45 PM
In our mission to create an open, fair, and accessible financial future, we are committed to supporting a vast array of sustainability, humanitarian, and environmental initiatives. To that end, we recently partnered with volunteers from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the UN D...
⧉infominer 28-Aug-18 01:53 PM
THE FUTURE IS DECENTRALISED BLOCK CHAINS, DISTRIBUTED LEDGERS, & THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT https://www.blockchain.com/static/pdf/TheFutureisDecentralised.pdf
April, UN Centre for Trade Facilitation and E-Business (UN/CEFACT) held a conference about blockchain interoperability, drafting a White Paper on blockchain trade facilitation, blockchain standards, and direction for the future. https://uncefact.unece.org/display/uncefactpublicreview/Public+Review%3A+Blockchain+Whitepaper
Download all the files for Public Review for this project
CFTC Commissioner Rostin Behnam spoke at BFI summit: saying that the use of virtual currencies will spread and be outside traditional intermediaries such as governments and banks adding, “perhaps we are witnessing a modern miracle." https://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/SpeechesTestimony/opabehnam7
⧉infominer 28-Aug-18 02:16 PM
A high-profile group of tech experts has been assembled at the request of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, tasked with putting the benefits of digital technology to more effective use, while also protecting against unwanted or unexpected negative impacts.
Directly tethering the digital identity of mother and child, in partnership with PharmAccess Foundation
Blockchain Charity Foundation established by Binance in collaboration with the President of Malta and Helen Hai of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization; intending to contribute towards the UN sustainable development goals. https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/07/25/binance-teams-up-with-malta-to-create-the-blockchain-charity-foundation/ (edited)
Breaking new ground, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Binance, has teamed up with the Maltese President's Trust to create the Binance has teamed up with the Maltese government to create a new crypto charity called the Blockchain Charity Foundation.
The new UNDP’s strategic approach is relying on innovation and experimentation to ensure that key development actors are able to use new technologies to drive the progress towards the achievement of the Agenda 2030 and the global Sustainable Development Goals. To be able to...
9/13 Global Blockchain Conference to be at UN Headquarters in NY; bringing together leaders in government, finance, cryptocurrency, and blockchain to form a global collaborative ecosystem, discuss global Blockchain regulation and plan cooperation http://www.gbccglobal.net
---October 24th—World Blockchain Organization brings leaders of blockchain industry along with heads of state and senior government officials to discuss Blockchains for Sustainable Development. http://www.unwbo.org/#whoweare (edited)
Speaking at the event: Changpeng “CZ” Zhao of Binance, Louis de Bruin of IBM, and Galia Benartzi of Consensys Social Impact; with presentations from NGO and UN leaders with views on the sustainable development implications of blockchain technologies. http://www.b4sd.net/
This fall, a diverse group of global blockchain industry types will be convening at the United Nations to discuss the role of Blockchains for Sustainable Development or 'B4SD.' While finance is deemed the hot sector of distributed ledger technology, the benefits of this tech...
⧉infominer 28-Aug-18 02:35 PM
Last week Bitcoin dominated headlines after hitting all time highs and breaking the $10,000 barrier.
⧉infominer 27-Sep-18 10:47 PM
The World Economic Forum (WEF) foundation has outlined more than 65 blockchain use cases for solving the “most pressing” environmental challenges, in a report published September 14. In the report, titled “Building Block(chain)s for a Better Planet,” the Switzerland-b...
⧉infominer 28-Sep-18 07:35 PM
Whatever one thinks of ‘babies are dying from lack of bitcoin’ comments attributed to a certain cryptocurrency evangelist, you are now no longer limited to fiat currencies if you want to assist needy children.
⧉infominer 11-Mar-19 09:58 PM
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime has partnered with blockchain-based telemedicine and telepsychology firm doc.com.
UNICEF announces investments in six emerging market blockchain startups.
Discover our latest report on #Blockchain for #Government and Public Services. Just released here: https://t.co/GCyropVR8i
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