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WFP’s Ethereum Project Successfully Serves 100,000 Refugees, Now Aims Even Further

Category: Blockchain, Ethereum, Finance, News

WFP’s Ethereum Project Successfully Serves 100,000 Refugees, Now Aims Even Further

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has employed the blockchain technology to combat the biggest global issue – feeding the hungry. The ‘Building Blocks’ project uses Ethereum’s blockchain technology, which it considers to be a very efficient, to reach out to the needy around the globe. The WFP is known as the largest humanitarian organization in the world. WFP…

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Blockchain Technology Provides Displaced Rohingya With Digital IDs

Category: Blockchain, News

Blockchain Technology Provides Displaced Rohingya With Digital IDs

The Rohingya Project, a branch of the nonprofit Restless Beings, is issuing blockchain-based IDs to stateless Rohingya refugees. The Rohingya are an ethnic group whom have been denied citizenship in Myanmar since the 1980s and are currently suffering severe prosecution. “They are disenfranchised. They are shut out. One of the key aspects is because of the lack of identification,” says…

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Bits and Blocks of Ideas: Feature Interview With Anari Sengbe, founder of ProducTank

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Bits and Blocks of Ideas: Feature Interview With Anari Sengbe, founder of ProducTank

At any given time during his workday, Anari Sengbe’s mind is brimming with ideas. A self-described blockchain and online gaming junkie, Sengbe’s digital insights and product prototypes have been sought out and employed by major companies like Mercedes Benz, HP, Emirates Airlines and DirectTV. He has also won numerous hackathons for prizes like this one for Mercedes. His current project…

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Bitcoin and DASH Serve Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News

Bitcoin and DASH Serve Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Danny Sessoms, host of an Austin-based cryptocurrency radio broadcast, announced on August 27 that he would be accepting cryptocurrency to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. Sessoms has typically partnered with Unsung.org to deliver food to the homeless, but this time he charged his RV with relief stocks and drove to Port Aransas, Texas. He bought hygiene packs, dry towels and…

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Hullcoin Plans to Launch Cryptocurrency Tied to Local Community “Currency”

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Hullcoin Plans to Launch Cryptocurrency Tied to Local Community “Currency”

Kaini Industries, the company behind Hullcoin, has revealed plans to develop a new cryptocurrency that will be linked to the Hull’s community voucher Hullcoin through the use of smart contract technology. Launched in 2014, Hullcoin is described as the “world’s first community loyalty point.” The token has no intrinsic value but can be used to redeem vouchers and discounts in…

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The UN Uses Ethereum’s Blockchain to Distribute Funds to Jordanian Refugee Camps

Category: Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Tech

The UN Uses Ethereum’s Blockchain to Distribute Funds to Jordanian Refugee Camps

The United Nations (UN) is in the final stages of what could be one of the most groundbreaking blockchain projects ever, starting a project on May 1 to distribute funds in Jordan, a country which has taken the bulk of refugees from conflict zones in neighboring Iraq and Syria. The project is said to be using Ethereum blockchain, as part…

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How the Blockchain Could Help to Save Lives When Disaster Strikes

Category: Ethereum, Finance, News, Tech

How the Blockchain Could Help to Save Lives When Disaster Strikes

It has now become widely accepted that the distributed ledger technology that underlies the cryptocurrency bitcoin will play a significant role in disrupting the majority of commercial and non-commercial industries in the years to come. Blockchain technology allows for the secure storage and transfer of data and digital assets through the use of an immutable decentralized network in a transparent…

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BitGive’s Philanthropic Collision with a Bit of Technology

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BitGive’s Philanthropic Collision with a Bit of Technology

Crypto-based philanthropist BitGive, the first Bitcoin 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the U.S., announced on December 8 the launch of GiveTrack, a revolutionary blockchain-based donation platform. GiveTrack has been under development for the past year amid BitGive’s ongoing efforts to fundraising, partnership building, and new technology design efforts. The transparent platform is the first of its kind, delivering the ability to transfer,…

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