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UNICEF Adds Six Blockchain Startups From Developing Nations to its Innovation Fund

International children’s charity UNICEF has announced that it will formally support a total of six new blockchain startups through the UNICEF Innovation Fund. As part of the programme, the firms will each receive a share of $100,000 in funding. Most of the blockchain startups selected for membership in the fund are from a different developing nation. The ideas incubated in ...

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Sierra Leone, United Nations to Develop Blockchain Digital ID System

Two of the United Nation’s wings are joining hands with Sierra Leone government to build a blockchain-based ID system for their seven million people. The UN Capital Development Fund (UNDCF) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have entered into a partnership with  Kiva, a technology nonprofit. Kiva will lend its institutional protocol of the same name to implement the “Credit ...

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Celsius Network to Manage Funds for United Nations Initiative

Decentralized lending and borrowing platform Celsius Network will manage the Sustainable Development Goals Impact Fund (SDG Impact Fund) within the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals initiative, according to a press release published September 21. The Sustainable Development Goals is an international program focused on bringing a “better and more sustainable future for all.” It addresses global challenges such as poverty, ...

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How Blockchain Can Help Both Refugees and Host Nations

As the United Nations Refugee Agency warned in the first days of September, the death rate for refugees attempting to reach Europe has risen. That sounds even more cruel considering that the numbers trying to make the crossing has fallen. For every 18 people crossing to Europe over the central Mediterranean between January and July 2018, one person died. This ...

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How Currency Crises Are Driving Nations to Crypto

Venezuela, Turkey, Iran and Zimbabwe: these countries are all facing ongoing economic crises. They’re suffering from high levels of inflation, and as a result the people living within them are increasingly turning to crypto as a store of value and a means of exchange. Their recent troubles have heightened the distant possibility that, at some point in the future, hyperbitcoiniztion ...

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Philippines Joins Other Asian Nations Creating Regulatory Framework for ICOs

2018 is proving to be a game-changer for the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. Not only are cryptocurrencies witnessing more widespread awareness and adoption, but many countries across the globe are recognising the need for making their stand on the industry clear. The Philippines Becomes Crypto Positive Several Asian countries have already done the needful – they are either supporting cryptocurrencies ...

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G20 Nations Seek Cryptocurrency AML Regulation Standards by October 2018

The world’s biggest economies are now eyeing a definitive plan to apply anti-money laundering (AML) regulatory standards for the cryptocurrency sector by October this year. The Group of Twenty (G20) forum – a group of finance ministers and central bank governors from the EU and 19 of the world’s largest economies – has reiterated its intent to bring the cryptocurrency ...

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‘World’s First’ Trade Blockchain Launches in Singapore to Link China and ASEAN Nations

A Singapore-based e-government service provider – notably owned by a government body and a port operator – has launched a blockchain platform focused on cross-border trade between ASEAN nations and China. Singapore-based CrimsonLogic, an e-government solutions provider with a presence in over 20 countries, announced [PDF] details of its ‘inclusive and extensible blockchain service’ that the company says will will ...

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United Nations Puts Blockchain at Center of New ‘High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation’

The United Nations’ (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres has created a ‘High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation,’ which explicitly puts blockchain technology on the agenda,  UN News revealed yesterday, July 12. The panel, said to be “the first of its kind,” will gather 20 eminent figures from industry, civil society and academia to tackle the impact of digital technologies on global economies ...

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BeepBeep Nation’s “Dynamic Beep Network of Helpers” Creates New Social Interactions

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