This post explores the causes of poverty and how technologies such as Blockchain can help achieve SDG Goal 1.
Global warming has become a dire threat to climate in past decade. This article explores how Blockchain helps with the decarbonization goal.
Humanitarian aid requires governments and private organizations to join hands. Blockchain can play an active role in driving this collaboration. Additionally, Blockchain can address various challenges faced by the refugees for receiving the much needed help.
Today, several businesses and individuals are shifting to the circular economy. Blockchain technology can drive adoption of such sustainable practices.
There are still 1.7 billion unbanked in the world. What are the reasons behind such a significant number of unbanked? Can CBDC drive their financial inclusion?
This post illustrates how we can leverage Blockchain in every stage of the election process while upholding the election integrity.
Blockchain technology might not be the panacea for all voting problems. But the benefits of Blockchain voting would go far in reducing voter apathy and even encourage more people to vote.
Micropayments, as the name suggests, are transactions involving small amounts of money usually done electronically. Micropayments are an integral part of today’s subscription services and in-app payments. However, many factors, technological and economical, have hindered its widespread adoption. But, the dawn of Blockchain technology and the growing adoption of crypto and digital currencies have solved many of the longstanding issues with micropayments, leading to its increased acceptance.
The need of the hour is to empower people with seamless and green transport. They prefer to schedule a ride – renting a bike to the subway, followed by booking a train ticket, and finally hailing a ride-share to reach the destination – hassle-free with a single app running on their phones. Commuters wish to breeze through these disparate modes – a single QR code or an OTP to unlock the bike, open the train door and enable the ride-share. Commuters also like to set up their payment options once and settle the trip fares automatically across multiple transit modes. Mobility as a Service or MaaS aims to build a sustainable ecosystem that provides this very convenience.
At times when such pandemic is staring at the face, the utmost need would be to develop a formidable vaccine, distribute to the larger populace, cull this epidemic and immunize people from such infections at the earliest. This needs to be done in a short span of time, yet following rigorous regulatory procedures and in a trustworthy manner. How can technologies like Blockchain help in such an accelerated vaccine development process?
Today, around 1 billion people lack any form of legally recognized IDs, 1.7 billion do not have bank accounts, 68.5 million people are refugees or internally displaced or stateless who either do not have IDs or are too vulnerable to use them. At the same time, technology has reached a large set of people across the globe more than ever before. If technology were put to use efficiently to create, propagate and use verifiable digital identities, billions of people including those who lack any official identity proofs or are unable to use them due to threats involved will be benefitted.