Practical Insights on Blockchain

8 Digital Principle Issues with UNICEF’s Ethereum Cryptocurrency Donations

8 Digital Principle Issues with UNICEF’s Ethereum Cryptocurrency Donations

Published on: Oct 16 2019 by Nadia Andrada - 15 Comments
A popular (and troll-fueled) trope in Bitcoin Twitter culture is to respond to any stated challenge with, “Bitcoin fixes this!.” The years-long Ebola outbreak...
What Impact Will Facebook Libra Blockchain Have on International Development?

What Impact Will Facebook Libra Blockchain Have on International Development?

Published on: Aug 29 2019 by Tech Change - 1 Comment
Libra is a digital currency proposed by Facebook and intended to be managed by the Libra Association, a membership organization with 27 payment, technology, and...
ICT4D Hype Cycle for 2019: AI, Blockchain, Chatbots, Data, And…

ICT4D Hype Cycle for 2019: AI, Blockchain, Chatbots, Data, And…

Published on: Aug 15 2019 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Back in 2014, we posted our first Development Hype Cycle to showcase how technologies move from initial invention to widespread application. We followed it up with...
10 Blockchain Implementation Risks in International Development

10 Blockchain Implementation Risks in International Development

Published on: Feb 27 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
One of the most discussed technologies today is distributed ledger technology, a decentralized system for recording transactions with mechanisms for processing,...
Blockchain Use Case Failure: 43 Projects and Zero Impact Found

Blockchain Use Case Failure: 43 Projects and Zero Impact Found

Published on: Dec 10 2018 by Wayan Vota - 9 Comments
Blockchain and other distributed ledger technology offers the potential for radical transparency in data collection, management, and use across international development....
Apply Now to Break Into Blockchain for International Development

Apply Now to Break Into Blockchain for International Development

Published on: Aug 09 2018 by Tech Change - Comments Off on Apply Now to Break Into Blockchain for International Development
Blockchain technology may have the potential to help us tackle existing development challenges and prepare governments for changes that are underway. While this...
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,...