5th UN Blockchain Meetup

Date: 30 March 2017

Place: UNOPS, 708 3rd Ave. 14th Floor, New York


2:00 – 3:00

  • Cryptocurrency funding platform – summary of challenges and options
  • DC Blockchain Summit debrief by Susan Joseph
  • Outreach plan
    1. UNCT
    2. Blockchain friendly donors
    3. Private sector

3:00 – 4:00

By bridging together cutting edge big data, mobile and IoT devices, and blockchain technologies to promote food security, reduce food waste, empower woman, and bring the unbanked to the digital economy.

Update on UN Blockchain group

I’m moving all docs and other information that are previously stored in Google Site to this site.  It’s, however, still work-in-progress.

Home: you can see Calendar, Events, News, and Docs.

Events: here I continue to add the event information related to blockchain. If you find any missing information, please let us know. There was a suggestion to add the information on the participants to each event. If I get such information, I will add it to the event.

News: this is a posting page. I will post an update on the UN Blockchain group here. And also I may sometimes pick and post a news article that may be of interest for us.

Docs: I added a list of documents, which I stored in Google drive previously.

Forum: this is a member only forum for discussion. I have not tested the function enough. It would be grateful if you try to create your log-in ID.

I added a bitcoin donation form since this site is not funded by any organization at all. I set the goal at $100 to cover the cost of server and domain name for a year. It can accept only bitcoin.

Here are two presentation files on


The 5th UN Blockchain meetup

  • Date: 30 March 2017
  • Time: 2:00 pm (EST)
  • Place: UNOPS (708 3rd Ave. 14th Floor, New York)
  • Guest speaker: Dori Gurwitz – he works for a leading company in the area of IOT, but is also working on to establish an ecosystem of a local economy in Africa with some people in the US Government at the moment where blockchain is a key component.


The 6th UN Blockchain meetup

  • Date: 6 April 2017
  • Time: 10:00 am (EST)
  • Place: UNOPS(708 3rd Ave. 14th Floor, New York)
  • Guest speaker (TBC): Guy Davenport – he is the managing director of locpin, which provides a free platform to people in delivery business. They consider the use of same services to people with no fixed address in refugee or IDPs situation, for example staying in tent.