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An Ethereum Blockchain Is Restoring the Identity of Syrian Refugees

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This sounds like the type of social impact that the blockchain pioneers were talking about when they designed the technology. Just as Syria has gotten the world's attention for a suspected horrific chemical attack on its citizens, refugees who have fled the war-torn nation for refuge in bordering Jordan have stumbled upon a humanitarian program using cutting-edge blockchain technology to keep...

Banks Begone: UN’s World Food Programme Builds on Ethereum Blockchain Money Transfers

The United Nations’ World Food Programme is expanding its Ethereum-based blockchain payments system to avoid the transfer fees incurred via the traditional banking system. Over a year ago in January 2017, the World Food Programme (WFP) successfully tested ‘Building Blocks’, an early experiment that enabled the transfer of WFP food and cash on a public Ethereum blockchain through a smartphone app...

Blockchain Tech Helps Coffee Farmers Make Fair Gains

Denver-based Bext Holdings Inc. is making it simple for coffee farmers to receive a fair price quickly for their beans through the blockchain with its mobile app. Coffee has become a popular drink drunk by millions of people around the world, which is seeing millions of farmers growing the coffee beans to sell on. Unfortunately, making a profit doing so is not high, with the World Bank stating...

The UN's WFP Uses the Blockchain to Feed Hungry Families

The World Food Programme (WFP) is utilizing the Ethereum blockchain to distribute cash assistance to the world’s hungriest families, demonstrating that the technology can aid humanitarian organizations to safely and quickly send help to nations who need it the most. In a WFP press release, Farman Ali, from the WFP Karachi provincial office, said: Blockchain can revolutionize the way WFP delivers...

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