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5 Reasons the UN Is Jumping on the Blockchain Bandwagon

Source: SingularityHub

By the time they woke on May 31st, 2017, 10,000 Syrian refugees stationed at Azraq camp in Jordan had received their long-awaited aid. But instead of the typical white and blue trucks from the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP), the aid came in the form of electronic vouchers distributed on the back of a rapidly-growing technology called blockchain, specifically the Ethereum blockchain.

Thanks to this venture’s resounding success, several UN agencies have taken notice, prompting claims that blockchain could not only be used to distribute aid to refugees across the world, but for several other philanthropic purposes too.


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