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UNICEF Chooses Six Blockchain Startups for Humanitarian Investment Venture

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Months after publishing a "blockchain call" to startups that could benefit humanity, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has invested in six blockchain startups. In January 2018, UNICEF called for early-stage technology startups that were registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries. It received over 100 applications from 50 different countries. The...

UNICEF Wants to Use Your CPU to Mine Monero to Raise Funds for Children

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UNICEF Australia, an organization that is dedicated to humanitarian aid for disadvantaged children, is shining the spotlight on a good cause while simultaneously seizing an opportunity for an added revenue stream through cryptocurrency mining. The agency has launched The HopePage, which is designed to use the CPUs of local website visitors to perform cryptocurrency mining, which is the power...

Blockchain Tech Could Fight Child Labor and Human Rights Abuses in Cobalt Supply Chain

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The rise in global demand for cobalt, an essential component of the lithium-ion batteries found in electronics and electric vehicles, should bring prosperity to the people of resource-rich Democratic Republic of Congo. Instead, as has been the status quo for generations, growing demand for limited resources has meant little benefit for the historically troubled country’s ordinary citizens. As...

UNICEF Announces Funding Call for Blockchain Startups

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UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, has announced funding for Blockchain-based startups through the UNICEF Innovation Fund. The organization is making available seed funding, ranging from $50,000 to $90,000, for startups with the capacity for positive global impact. The tender states- "We are interested in companies that use distributed ledger tech in new, groundbreaking, ways that are...

UNICEF Seeks Developer for Innovation Projects including Blockchain’s Humanitarian Uses

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UNICEF is looking for a software developer/consultant in New York City for an 11.5-month assignment in its Office of Innovation. The developer will assist in the development of blockchain’s humanitarian uses, according to a posted notice. The developer will help create products to solve problems in developing nations. The agency uses polymer, react now, node and firebase. The developer will be...

UNICEF Innovation Fund Invites Blockchain Startups

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is including and inviting blockchain technology startups to apply for its ‘Innovation Fund’ with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of vulnerable children around the world. UNICEF’s recently established Innovation Fund is calling for technology startups to apply for funding with ideas and solutions with the potential to “improve the lives of the...

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