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Four Lessons Learned Launching Blockchain Financial Services for NGOs

Four Lessons Learned Launching Blockchain Financial Services for NGOs

Published on: Jun 25 2018 by Guest Writer - 8 Comments
Much has been written about blockchain technology, but much of it is impenetrable to outsiders. Aid organisations are therefore dependent on the honesty and clarity...
Look Who Is Riding the Blockchain Hype Train

Look Who Is Riding the Blockchain Hype Train

Published on: May 31 2018 by Guest Writer - 14 Comments
A blockchain is basically a special kind of database. They are inherently inefficient compared to a traditional database, but that is viewed as a sacrifice to gain...
5 Reasons to Join Us at SwitchPoint 2018

5 Reasons to Join Us at SwitchPoint 2018

Published on: Apr 04 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Join Us at SwitchPoint 2018
Please register now to join your peers and colleagues at SwitchPoint 2018, where humanitarian innovation, global health & technology collide on April 26-27,...
3 Ways to Move From Hype to Practice in Digital Development

3 Ways to Move From Hype to Practice in Digital Development

Published on: Mar 15 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Ways to Move From Hype to Practice in Digital Development
  I’m Nora Lindström, and as Global Coordinator for Digital Development for Plan International, I’m tasked with staying current on all things digital,...
Five Examples of United Nations Agencies Using Blockchain Technology

Five Examples of United Nations Agencies Using Blockchain Technology

Published on: Mar 08 2018 by Wayan Vota - 10 Comments
Blockchain technologies have the potential to help the international community reduce transaction costs, lower the risk of fraud, control financial risks and protect...
3 Digital Health Innovations to Watch in 2018

3 Digital Health Innovations to Watch in 2018

Published on: Feb 14 2018 by Tech Change - Comments Off on 3 Digital Health Innovations to Watch in 2018
The digital health field is moving fast, and new innovations are affecting how healthcare is designed, deployed, and measured. We think there are three innovations...
Two Blockchain Use Cases for Self-Sovereign Digital Identities

Two Blockchain Use Cases for Self-Sovereign Digital Identities

Published on: Jan 31 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Two Blockchain Use Cases for Self-Sovereign Digital Identities
Of all the emerging technologies that are likely to shape the future of international development, blockchain is certainly at the peak of inflated expectations....
The Master List of Blockchain Projects in International Development

The Master List of Blockchain Projects in International Development

Published on: Jan 17 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
We’ve all heard enough hype about blockchain in everything from agriculture to government services. All the ideas swirling around make it hard to separate fact...
A Really Bad Blockchain Idea: Digital Identity Cards for Rohingya Refugees

A Really Bad Blockchain Idea: Digital Identity Cards for Rohingya Refugees

Published on: Jan 11 2018 by Wayan Vota - 34 Comments
The Rohingya Project claims to be a grassroots initiative that will empower Rohingya refugees with a blockchain-leveraged financial ecosystem tied to digital identity...
Eight Practical Blockchain Use Cases for International Development

Eight Practical Blockchain Use Cases for International Development

Published on: Nov 27 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In most developing and emerging economies, governments are in principle the main providers of public goods such as justice, security, health and education, among...