Trust Machineis produced by Blockchain entertainment studio SingularDTV, directed by Alex Winter, and narrated by Rosario Dawson.
The film espouses a stirring message of hope and reveals how proponents of the blockchain are already using the technology to change the world — fighting income inequality, the refugee crisis and world hunger. We feel that the film very much aligns with the ethos of your organization, and we would love to find a way to work together, either to offer a few tickets to screenings for you or simply to support one another over social media.
Here’s a bit more about the film:
Hacktivist and blockchain expert Lauri Love fights extradition in TRUST MACHINE—his computer skills a threat to the US government.Tech innovators strike a raw nerve as banks and network pundits rush to condemn volatile cryptocurrencies and their underlying blockchain technology.
Among others, these people appear in the film; Lauri Love, Hacktivist Vinay Gupta, CEO of Mattereum Laura Shin, Blockchain journalist Bill Tai, Venture Capitalist Imogen Heap, Musician Tim Draper, Venture Capital Investor Spiros Michalakis, Quantum Physicist at CalTech Mark Jeffery, CEO of the Guarding Circle Joseph Lubin, Founder of ConsenSys
And from UN, Chris Fabian, UNICEF and Houman Haddad, WFP.
UNICEF Australia is using Coinhive — a crypto-mining service — to extract cryptocurrency through visitors’ computers and fund its ongoing mission in Bangladesh. The UN branch has long worked to provide humanitarian relief for both children and their mothers in developing nations. The organization has now created what representatives call the “Hope Page,” which allows users to donate through cryptocurrency. Read more.
UNICEF Innovation is running an investment fund that currently has an open call for blockchain start-ups.
UNICEF Innovation is seeking open-source blockchain projects (or willing to be open-source) with an existing prototype that has started in one of UNICEF’s programme countries. Up to $90,000 of equity-free seed investment from UNICEF’s Innovation Fund is available for companies that can show a strong founding team and a clear path to improving humanity.
This link defines the areas UNICEF Innovation is particularly interested in investing in, together with the selection criteria and additional non-monetary benefits they provide. It would be very helpful if you could forward this information to start-ups and colleagues within your network that may be interested in this opportunity and help us spread the word.
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”