Blockchain for Change

What does blockchain do for international development cooperation?
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Monday 26 Feb, 20.00
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The United Nations used blockchain to transfer cryptocurrency vouchers to over 10.000 refugees in Syria and tries to alleviate hunger by using the technology to transfer money to those most in need. What does blockchain technology do for international development cooperation and disaster relief? Discover what is already shifting in the ways of working due to blockchain. Let’s discuss how to make our world a smarter and better one.

Blockchain for international development

How can blockchain technology improve international development? Together with The Spindle (the Dutch innovation platform for development cooperation), we look at possibilities for blockchain to improve international development projects.

  • Simone Vermeend – Author of ‘Blockchain, the technology that will change the world radically‘. In her book Simone gives a look inside the world of blockchain. What is it and what are the possibilities?
  • Yvo Hunink – Responsible Innovation at Energy Bazaar. He is an expert on blockchain who will guide us through what’s already happening in the world of blockchain regarding the fight against poverty. 
  • Tey el-Rjula and Khalid Maliki –  Founders of Tykn.tech. Tykn leverages blockchain technology to bring trust, privacy, and interoperability to vital records. They just partnered up with The Netherlands Red Cross to develop a system with a digital wallet that can be used to transfer money faster to those affected in a disaster area. 
  • Tobias Disse – blockchain expert at Kryha. Is it easy to build a blockchain tool in practice or not so accessible as we may believe?

The Spindle is the Dutch innovation platform for development cooperation, powered by Partos (the Dutch association for NGOs working in international development)

This event is in English
Monday 26 Feb, 20.00
Grote zaal
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