You could guess that there are many other blockchain projects besides Solar DAO. Some of them are aimed at making a profit, others to help humanity. It may be difficult for you to understand which project will definitely help people. The same can be said about projects not using the blockchain, but everyone always knew that the UN helps people. And what do you say if you find out that the UN also uses the blockchain?
You might not know, but the UN is divided into many organizations. One of them is WFP. The World Food Programme was founded in 1961. Its main objectives are the eradication of hunger and malnutrition throughout the world.
In early 2017, they developed the program “Building blocks”.
This program has helped more than 100,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan. Provided them with the necessary food!
How does it work?
The program, based on the blockchain platform, distributes vouchers and ration cards between refugees. They can use these cards in supermarkets. Refugees get food in stores with the help of special equipment for scanning the retina.
Why did the UN choose the blockchain for this?
The use of the blockchain has reduced costs by 98%.
How did they do it?
With the help of blockchain technology, they were able to refuse bank commission. Therefore, they can transfer the saved money to a larger number of refugees.
By the end of 2018, it is planned to scale the project to 500 thousand recipients not only in Jordan but also in other countries participating in the UN World Food Program.
Are Digital Technologies Scaring Us?
It certainly doesn’t scare the UN!
What unites one of the richest people on the planet, Jack Ma, and the Bill Gates wife, Melinda? Now they are the co-chairs of the "High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation". The "High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation" is a UN project that should help the world understand how to use digital technology. This was announced by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in mid-July 2018.
If you suddenly did not know, Jack Ma is the founder and chairman of the board of directors of the Alibaba Group. With his blockchain project "Ant Financial", he has already collected more than 14 billion dollars.
Melinda Gates is known worldwide for her charitable deeds.
She is the co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2014, she and Bill Gates allocated the US $ 28 billion to charity.
One of the goals of this team is to understand how we can use digital technology most intelligently to help the world.
How will it work?
Two major meetings are scheduled for September 2018 and January 2019. The group will also include 18 participants from around the world. Within 9 months they should prepare a report with practical recommendations for AI, the blockchain, and other digital technologies!
You can see the list of other participants here.
We have no doubt that the union of such successful people can change a lot in the world.
Digital ID Network
United Nations are trying to solve another problem. There are more than 1 billion people don’t have documents proving their identity. In this regard, they can not get the normal protection of their rights, medical care, education, etc.
There are more than 7.5 billion people worldwide, and more than 190 countries.
It takes a lot of effort to complete this task. Register all people and negotiate with the governments of many countries.
Alliance ID2020 was created to solve this problem. It includes Accenture, Microsoft, Mercy Corps, Hyperledger, and UNICS.
What about the blockchain?
Participants are to create a very stable and secure database. To accomplish this goal, they are going to use blockchain technology.
We Can Help Children With Cryptocurrency!
The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1946. Since the 40s, Unicef has been helping children all over the world, using different technologies. Now you can do it with blockchain technology.
In February 2018, Unicef launched a campaign called Game Chaingers.
Gamers, miners, casters, supporters, journalists and other people who have a PC and access to the Internet were offered to install unique software on their personal computers. They were able to get 85 Ethereum coins for children.
How did it work?
You installed unique software on your computer. Unicef mined ETH using the computing power of your PC.
Many gamers and people working with graphics applications have powerful devices at home. It was easy for them not to use their computer to the maximum.
12,000 computers were able to get 85 ETH. All this cryptocurrency has been used to help children!
And One More Unicef Campaign
UNICEF has recently informed that UNICEF France decided to accept cryptocurrency donations. The office in France accepts BCH, BTC, ETH, LTC, XPR, EOS, XMR, DASH, and XML. If for some reason it is easier for you to donate a cryptocurrency, you can go to the website of the French office Unicef. All donations will be sent to help children.
UN projects are an example to everyone how to use the blockchain. Do not be afraid of new technologies. Just try to understand how it works and start to use it correctly. And you will see how blockchain can help us to make the world a better place!