UN World Food Programme hails blockchain test a success

UN World Food Programme hails blockchain test a success
Colm Hebblethwaite
23 March 2017 THE BLOCK

 

The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) has revealed that is testing the application of Blockchain to the way it provides assistance to those in need.

“Blockchain can revolutionise the way WFP delivers assistance to vulnerable families across the globe,” said Farman Ali, a WFP worker in the Karachi provincial office.

“It can bring us closer to the people we serve and allow us to respond much faster.”

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UN World Food Programme successfully tests blockchain for aid tracking

UN World Food Programme successfully tests blockchain for aid tracking
23 March 2017 EconoTimes

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) revealed earlier this month that it is testing blockchain potential to transform the fight against hunger.

“Blockchain technology, most famously associated with the crypto-currency Bitcoin, offers unique opportunities for humanitarian agencies to provide the best-possible assistance to vulnerable people around the world”, the WFP said. Continue reading “UN World Food Programme successfully tests blockchain for aid tracking”

Post-Bitcoin Technology Has Geeks, Giants, and Hackers Excited

Post-Bitcoin Technology Has Geeks, Giants, and Hackers Excited
Matthew Leising
23 MAR 2017  Bloomberg Businessweek
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In late February about 200 executives, coders, and developers gathered in the downtown Brooklyn office of JPMorgan Chase & Co. to hear an all-day pitch for a new industry group called the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. Ethereum? It’s the ghostly sounding name for a so-called blockchain technology similar to the one that made the digital currency bitcoin possible. Its inventor, Vitalik Buterin, released his software to the world in 2015, not long after dropping out of the University of Waterloo, in Canada. Less than two years later, JPMorgan, BP, Microsoft, International Business Machines, and ING are among the companies in the group experimenting with it.

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