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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

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

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