€2 Million Donation to Fund World Food Programme Blockchain Project
Belgium has contributed €2 Million to support U.N. World Food Programme projects, including its blockchain payments pilot for Syrian refugees.
A U.N. Security Council panel has linked North Korea to millions lost in cryptocurrency hacks, Nikkei Asian Review reports.
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 provide a "new layer of secrecy that favors the criminals," said a top-ranking staffer of the UN's Office on Drugs and Crime.
Commissioner of the CFTC, Rostin Behnam, gave an address emphasizing the potential of blockchain to address issues in all sectors.
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.