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Liechtenstein Reports Positive Reception at UN Regarding Blockchain Regulation and Token Economy

According to a release from the principality of Liechtenstein, a panel on the new Liechtenstein Blockchain legislation presented at the UN in New York has been well received. Earlier this month, the Liechtenstein Parliament unanimously passed the “Token and VT Service Providers’ Act” (TVTG). The law… Read More

UN Official Says Cryptocurrencies Making Child Exploitation Easier, More Profitable

Content warning: This article contains brief descriptions of the abuse of children. Reader discretion is advised. Cryptocurrencies are making cyber-crime, terror financing, money laundering and child exploitation much easier, Neil Walsh, chief of the Cybercrime and Anti-Money-Laundering section of the United Nation’s Office on Drugs and Crime… Read More

UN Agency International Telecommunication Union Partners with Korean Blockchain Firm ICONLOOP

International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a United Nations’ specialized agency for information and communication technologies, has signed an agreement to work with South Korean blockchain firm ICONLOOP. According to a release, the goal is to establish a high-level framework of cooperation in the area of the… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Research: Fintech Can Boost Financial Inclusion if Regulatory Innovation Exists

A new report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) states that if properly regulated, Fintech can “extend the benefits of financial inclusion to millions of unbanked and underbanked people around the world.” Fintech has the potential to provide enormous benefit for the less… Read More

Microlending Non-Profit Kiva, UN and Government Partner on Blockchain Financial Inclusion Program for Sierra Leone

The government of Sierra Leone, the U.N. Capital Development Fund, the U.N. Development Programme and technology and micro lending non-profit Kiva are partnering to build a “blockchain” identity and credit-score system to enhance financial security in Sierra Leone. The project will use distributed ledger built by Kiva,… Read More

Prime Minister of Malta Dr. Joseph Muscat to UN: Cryptocurrencies – the Inevitable Future of Money

Last week, the Prime Minister of Malta, Dr. Joseph Muscat, addressed the United Nation’s General Assembly. As part of this speech, Dr. Muscat advocating on behalf of new technologies  which “pose endless possibilities.” “We are currently in exciting technological times: with the lightening pace of… Read More

Blockchain Charity Foundation Hosts “Blockchain for Social Good” Event at UN Headquarters in NYC

Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca

Blockchain Charity Foundation (BCF), Finance Center for South-South Cooperation (FCSSC) and Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL), have joined to host a blockchain focused summit to be held at the United Nations on September 24th.  This summit, entitled “Blockchain for Social Good: Utilizing Blockchain to… Read More

Blockchain for Sustainable Development: UN Event Focuses on Public Benefit of DLT

This fall, a diverse group of global blockchain industry types will be convening at the United Nations to discuss the role of Blockchains for Sustainable Development or “B4SD.” While finance is deemed the hot sector of distributed ledger technology, the benefits of this tech may go… Read More

Funding Societies Dubbed First Southeast Asian Company to Win Global SME Excellence Award from United Nations’ ITU Telecom

Singapore’s and Southeast Asia’s SME crowdfunding platform Funding Societies announced on Friday it was named the first southeast Asia company to win the Global SME Excellence Award from United Nations’ ITU Telecom, which was held this year in Busan, South Korea. This news comes just days after… Read More

UN Sends Aid to Thousands of Syrian Refugees Using Ethereum’s Blockchain

  As reported by Coindesk a little over a month ago, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) launched an innovative test program to deliver aid to impoverished areas in the middle east using blockchain technology based on Ethereum. The pilot program was declared a… Read More

Huge: Alipay & WeChat Payments Have Risen from $81 Billion in 2012 to $2.9 Trillion in 2016

The UN sponsored Better than Cash Alliance is out with an interesting report on Fintech and payments in China. The Alliance partners with governments, companies, and international organizations that are the key drivers behind the transition to make digital payments widely available around the globe…. Read More

Ethis Joins United Nations Global Compact Corporate Sustainability Initiative

Ethis Ventures, a Singapore-based Islamic crowdfunding platform, has joined the United Nations Global Compact as a signatory. The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative that assists companies in aligning strategic operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption…. Read More

World Bank Invests in Myanmar’s Financial Inclusion, $100M in Credit

The World Bank established the Financial Sector Development Project to support Myanmar’s SMEs — the latest sign of progress in the country’s economy.  The five-year project includes $100 million in credit, which will be used to allow SMEs increased access to financial services.  The project will… Read More

Reelcause Begins Trading as RCIT on the OTC Markets

Reelcause, Inc. (OTC:RCIT), a Florida based global crowdfunding and fundraising video platform, is pleased to announce that it has reorganized itself as a public company following Board of Directors approval. Reelcause closed a transaction on October 27, 2014, in which Reelcause (formerly named, China Green Energy Industries Inc.)… Read More

CEO of Reelcause Shares Details About The New Crowdfunding Platform

Sharing details about the new crowdfunding platform Reelcause, along with his insight on the crowdfunding industry, CEO Michael Jacobson discussed the funding method’s ups and downs. Discussing the lack of backend support, including that nearly 77% of organizations and businesses fail to reach funding goals through the majority of… Read More

Reelcause & The Jack Brewer Foundation Announce Event to Introduce New Crowdfunding Platform At the United Nations

Reelcause, Inc. (Reelcause) and The Jack Brewer Foundation (JBF Worldwide) are thrilled to announce the Reelcause Launch Event on January 8th at the United Nations in New York City. At the event, Reelcause will unveil a revolutionary approach to entertainment and rewards-based crowdfunding geared toward nonprofits, NGOs, individuals… Read More

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