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These other or­ga­ni­za­tions are us­ing se­cure tech­nol­ogy to bring sta­bil­ity to vul­ner­a­ble com­mu­ni­ties.


This Lon­don-based plat­form brings trans­parency to phi­lan­thropy by col­lect­ing and hold­ing char­i­ta­ble do­na­tions—and re­leas­ing them only af­ter an or­ga­ni­za­tion shares met­rics demon­strat­ing its suc­cess. Its first project is with a lo­cal home­less char­ity.


Min­neapo­lis’s Banqu uses blockchain to es­tab­lish “eco­nomic iden­ti­ties” for peo­ple who lack ac­cess to banks. In Kenya, it’s help­ing refugees se­cure govern­ment aid and ser­vices. In Latin Amer­ica, it has cre­ated share­able prop­erty reg­istries to help fe­male farm­ers prove own­er­ship and se­cure loans.


Like Build­ing Blocks, Aid:tech elim­i­nates trans­ac­tion fees and fraud by al­low­ing NGOS to dis­perse dig­i­tal cash vouch­ers di­rectly to re­cip­i­ents. The Ir­ish Red

Cross has used it to help Syr­ian refugees in Le­banon.


The Cape Town or­ga­ni­za­tion, which is run­ning a pi­lot with South African preschool­ers, cre­ates im­mutable dig­i­tal iden­ti­ties to help chil­dren in Africa re­ceive ed­u­ca­tional ser­vices and sub­si­dies.

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