Browsing the "United Nations" Tag

UN Official: Crypto Makes Policing Child Trafficking ‘Exceptionally Difficult’

| Daniel Kuhn

Cryptocurrencies provide a "new layer of secrecy that favors the criminals," said a top-ranking staffer of the UN's Office on Drugs and Crime.

North Korea Hacking Crypto Exchanges to Circumvent Sanctions: UN Panel

| Yogita Khatri

A U.N. Security Council panel has linked North Korea to millions lost in cryptocurrency hacks, Nikkei Asian Review reports.

UN Food Program to Expand Blockchain Testing to African Supply Chain

| Anna Baydakova

The U.N. World Food Programme plans to test blockchain for tracking food delivery in East Africa, following a refugee aid pilot in Jordan.

Cryptocurrencies ‘Are Not Going Away’ Says CFTC Official

| Christine Kim

Commissioner of the CFTC, Rostin Behnam, gave an address emphasizing the potential of blockchain to address issues in all sectors.

UNDP Partners With Crypto Startup on Solar Power Pilot

| Nikhilesh De

Individuals who purchase and lease out solar panels will earn bitcoin as payment under a new pilot program with a blockchain startup and the UN.

€2 Million Donation to Fund World Food Programme Blockchain Project

| Annaliese Milano

Belgium has contributed €2 Million to support U.N. World Food Programme projects, including its blockchain payments pilot for Syrian refugees.

Crypto Startup Blockchain Partners With UN Officials on Sustainability Goals

| Annaliese Milano

Cryptocurrency wallet startup Blockchain is partnering with the United Nations to explore applications of blockchain in a range of areas.

UN Forms Blockchain Coalition to Fight Climate Change

| Wolfie Zhao

The United Nations has formed a new coalition to research and adopt applications of blockchain technology to further action on climate change.

UN Agencies Turn to Blockchain In Fight Against Child Trafficking

| Sujha Sundararajan

The United Nations has partnered with the World Identity Network to develop a blockchain identity pilot aimed to help curb child trafficking.

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Odd Bedfellows? Blockchain Developers Can Learn to Love the World Bank

| Michael J Casey

Multilateral organizations have more in common with the crypto community than you might think, Michael J. Casey argues.