A United Nations body that facilitates global trade is examining blockchain and smart contracts to see if they could play a role in its mission.
Cryptocurrency wallet startup Blockchain is partnering with the United Nations to explore applications of blockchain in a range of areas.
Tech giant Microsoft and blockchain alliance Hyperledger and others have joined blockchain-based digital identity initiative, the ID2020 Alliance.
The United Nations Children's Fund is seeking to invest in early stage blockchain startups with the potential to help people across the globe.
The UN is denying claims it was involved with a Malaysian environmental blockchain project called EcoBit, according to reports.
In sessions focused on global issues and IoT at Consensus 2017 yesterday, the possibilities and hurdles for blockchain tech took centre stage.
How bitcoin could drive the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, which are aimed to improve the prospects of everyone on the planet.
A new UN working paper providing an overview of bitcoin has criticised the attitudes of some in the bitcoin community towards the developing world.
A UN commission report suggests digital currencies could be beneficial for the Caribbean region.