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Enjin, a Blockchain for NFTs, Becomes First NFT Firm Accepted into UN Global Compact for Sustainability

Enjin has reportedly joined the United Nations Global Compact in order to promote sustainability and equality. Enjin says that it is committed to the UN Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative and its principles “in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption.” Enjin,… Read More

Securities Commission Malaysia and UN Capital Dev Fund to Support Islamic Fintech Innovation with Accelerator

Earlier this week, the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), through its Center for Financial Health program, introduced an accelerator to support the Islamic Fintech innovation ecosystem in the Southeast Asian country. The program, known as the FIKRA Islamic… Read More

Huobi Group’s Charity Division Commits $1 Million in Bitcoin (BTC) and Fiat Currency to UNICEF

Huobi Group, a leading blockchain firm, recently announced that its “philanthropic” division Huobi Charity Limited (regulated by the Charity Commissioners of Gibraltar – registration no. 324) is committing $1 million in Bitcoin (BTC) and fiat currency to UNICEF. The funds will be used to “help… Read More

United Nations Experts Claim that North Korea Might be Responsible for $281 Million Crypto Hacking Incident, KuCoin May have been Victim

A new United Nations inquiry into the reported theft of $281 million in crypto-assets from  KuCoin, a major digital currency exchange, in September 2020 “strongly suggests” links to North Korea. Industry participants claim that Seychelles-headquartered KuCoin could be the victim of one of the largest… Read More

Chainlink Joins United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization or UNESCO Global Education Coalition

Decentralized Oracle network developer Chainlink (LINK) has joined the UNESCO Global Education Coalition in order to advance or promote smart contract education internationally. Chainlink confirmed on January 29, 2021 that it has now joined the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Global Education… Read More

Bill and Melinda Gates are Now Backing New Digital Payments System in Pakistan which Supports Financial Inclusion for Women

Pakistan has introduced a state-managed instant digital payments platform in order to promote greater financial inclusion. The new online payments system, Raast, has been launched to support women who might have been financially marginalized or unable to access modern financial services for a long time…. Read More

Sky Guo, Co-Founder at Cypherium, will be Representing Blockchain Sector at 75th United Nations General Assembly

Sky Guo, a founding member of OMFIF, an independent forum for central banking, economic policy and public investment, has reportedly been invited by the United Nations (UN) to talk about how foreign policy experts can take advantage of the latest digital technologies to address the… Read More

ING Bank and UNICEF to Support Fintechs in the Philippines that Aim to Improve Financial Lives of Underprivileged Children and Local Residents

ING Bank, which is part of the ING Group (AMS: INGA), a Dutch multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered in Amsterdam, has confirmed that it will continue supporting startups focused on Fintech solutions. ING and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will be working… Read More

Copenhagen Fintech Partners with United Nations Development Fund to Launch Operations in Singapore to Address Climate Change, Alleviate Poverty

Copenhagen Fintech, a Denmark based organization supporting financial technology, is teaming up with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and several other organizations in order to help Nordic Fintechs with launching operations in Singapore. The initiative is aimed at assisting Nordic Fintechs with setting up… Read More

Tech Firms in Developing Economies to Receive Funding in Bitcoin (BTC) and Other Digital Currencies from UNICEF’s Crypto Fund

Eight tech firms in developing and emerging world economies will reportedly receive investments from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in order to “solve local and global challenges.” The fund now includes cryptocurrencies. In October 2019, UNICEF created a crypto-asset fund in order to receive,… Read More

Global Money Transfer Provider Azimo Offers Zero Fee Remittances for Migrant Workers

Global money transfer service Azimo will offer a fee-free transfer to all customers on June 16, the UN’s International Day of Family Remittances. The move is following the call by the United Nations for a zero fee remittances day. The goal is to raise awareness… Read More

Asian Development Bank Launches ADB Ventures to Support Initiatives for Achieving UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has launched the ADB Ventures platform in order to channel investments and extend support to Asian firms that are creating platforms for achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ADB’s investment fund is taking contributions from several different partners… Read More

Ethereum Classic Labs (ETC Labs) Partners UNICEF by Providing $1 Million to its Innovation Fund to Support Social Impact Blockchain Projects

Ethereum Classic Labs (ETC Labs) is teaming up with the United Nations’ Children Fund (UNICEF) Innovation Fund by providing $1 million to support various ongoing projects. According to a press release, ETC Labs said it will be allocating $750,000 to global startup graduates of UNICEF’s… Read More

ING Is Teaming Up with United Nations Children’s Fund Office of Innovation to Test Economic Development Program in the Philippines

ING is teaming up with the United Nations Children’s Fund Office of Innovation, in order to test a global program in the Philippines, which aims to identify and invest in various Fintech firms that are developing solutions that could help disadvantaged youth and families in… Read More

António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Recommends Embracing Blockchain Technology

António Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), stated recently that the organization must encourage and support the ongoing development of blockchain technology. A December 28 Forbes report noted that Guterres believes that blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) should be among the emerging technologies… Read More

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney Appointed as UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance

Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, has been appointed as the United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance. As part of this role, Carney will support the Secretary-General’s climate strategy by galvanizing climate action and transforming climate finance, according to… Read More

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

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