17 Oct 2016
Recent blog posts on the UNDP official website have raised the issue of making cash delivery systems more user friendly, more transparent and less prone to corruption. Continue reading “The UNDP And Its Bitcoin And Blockchain Initiatives”
Blockchain already is in the United Nations
Blockchain technology is conquering space, its versatility is used by states and progressive governments who see the possibility of solving the most diligent problems to provide safety, comfort, security of data tenure, among other advantages. Now the United Nations has the great idea of building a test lab that will be used for remittances and other applications. Continue reading “Blockchain already is in the United Nations”
The 2016 European Social Innovation Competition focuses on social innovation for refugees and migrants, as the world is facing an unprecedented displacement crisis. More than 65 million people are now forcibly displaced as a result of violent conflicts and natural disasters.
Continue reading “AID:Tech offers blockchain solutions to help United Nations and European Commission with refugee problems”
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has delved into the world of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies and believes that the technology could provide a more effective way of transferring and tracking funds and lead to a shift in its strategy in line with latest developments in this field.
“When it comes to UNDP’s emergency response in employment, we have a hunch that blockchain could provide a more effective way of transferring and tracking funds, and shifting our strategy in line with what is happening in the field- this is a work in progress though but one we’re excited about”, UNDP said. Continue reading “UN goes all in on blockchain, lists various initiatives”
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has recently written an extensive blog post on their forays into the world of Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies – and have clearly indicated they believe that the technology could provide a more effective way of transferring and tracking funds and lead to a shift in its strategy in line with latest developments in this field. Continue reading “UN Bullish on Blockchain – Working on Several Distributed Ledger Projects”
Daniel Gasteiger, co-founder of nexussquared – a Swiss business platform focusing on blockchain technology and its application to business, describes the technology as an, “immutable database”, a digital public ledger recording transactions chronologically – whether that be financial or otherwise.
“It started with Bitcoin, with Bitcoin itself a means to bring people in to the financial system that wouldn’t have a chance otherwise” he adds, referring to the social potential for this cryptological tool. Continue reading “Is blockchain a niche for social entrepreneurship?”
Milica Begović , Robert Pašičko and Marina Petrović
Ten months ago we had an eclectic group of people introduce a slew of new financial mechanisms- blockchain based cash transfers and impact bonds for reducing recidivism to forecast based finance for disasters and peer to peer lending for SMEs- emerging into what the ODI calls a new ‘age of choice’ for the development finance.
Continue reading “UNDP Alternative Financing Lab – the next big thing is a lot of small (and smart things)!”