Governments, NGOs Consider Neocapita’s Blockchain Pilots for E-Governance

Governments, NGOs Consider Neocapita’s Blockchain Pilots for E-Governance
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E-Government Startup in Talks With Governments and NGOs for Blockchain Pilots

E-government startup Neocapita is preparing to launch Stoneblock, its decentralized, blockchain-based registration service for government-managed information and citizen records. The team is currently in talks with several organizations and jurisdictions for pilot programs.

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UNDP Develop Blockchain As Payment Instruments

UNDP Develop Blockchain As Payment Instruments
Oct 2016 by abraham, Newbium

UNDP Develop Blockchain As Payment Instrument – More Effective and Efficient Financial Transaction Fees .

Develop Blockchain UNDP, (United Nations Development Programme )

Through the Alternative Financing Lab launched a year earlier, seeks to develop microfinance applications. Thus allowing the delivery of funds to each other. Attempts to reduce recidivism in financial transactions.

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Blockchain already is in the United Nations

Blockchain already is in the United Nations
DANI GAS
8 OCT 2016 InfoCoin

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”

United Nations Lab Testing Blockchain for Remittances

United Nations Lab Testing Blockchain for Remittances
Stan Higgins (@mpmcsweeney) |
6 Oct 2016 CoinDesk

 

The worldwide development network for the United Nations is pursuing a series of blockchain-focused projects.

Through its Alternative Financing Lab, an effort launched last year, the United Nations Development Programme is looking into applications in microfinance, remittances and connected vehicles, among others.

That work was quietly detailed last month in a UNDP blog post, penned by members of the Alternative Financing Lab. The lab said it was partnering with developers in Serbia and Moldova, among other regions, on blockchain projects, and indicated that it planned to expand these efforts in the months ahead.

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AID:Tech offers blockchain solutions to help United Nations and European Commission with refugee problems

AID:Tech offers blockchain solutions to help United Nations and European Commission with refugee problems
Luke Parker
02 Oct 2016 Brave New Coin

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.

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UN goes all in on blockchain, lists various initiatives

UN goes all in on blockchain, lists various initiatives
29 Sep 2016 EconoTimes

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”

UN Bullish on Blockchain – Working on Several Distributed Ledger Projects

UN Bullish on Blockchain – Working on Several Distributed Ledger Projects
Richard Kastelein 
29 Sep 2016 Blockchain News

 

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”

Is blockchain a niche for social entrepreneurship?

Is blockchain a niche for social entrepreneurship?
Daniel Gasteiger
26 Sep 2016 UNDP Geneva

 

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?”

UNDP Alternative Financing Lab – the next big thing is a lot of small (and smart things)!

UNDP Alternative Financing Lab – the next big thing is a lot of small (and smart things)!
Milica Begović , Robert Pašičko and Marina Petrović
19 Sep 2016 UNDP Croatia

 

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.

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