Blockchain for Humanitarian Financing - Member Webinar
On the 7th of September (12:30 - 13:30 UK time) the Start Network team organised a webinar for Start Network Members about the blockchain work so far and the plans in future.
This event has now taken place
Possibly one of the most hyped words of the last few years, blockchain has been accused of and celebrated as both a wonder and a danger of the modern world. Technically it’s nothing more and nothing less than a digital distributed ledger; if you need a basic introduction to this idea, you can watch this short video (2 min) or this longer video (22 min). But what does blockchain technology mean for the Start Network?
Over the last two years, the Start Network has been exploring blockchain technology and its potential for the humanitarian sector. Some of you may remember our partnership with ConsenSys in 2016, with the idea to test blockchain technology for Start Fund decision making; this early blogpost from the Start Team gives you an idea of what we were thinking. With lessons we learned from the work in 2016 in mind, the Start Network has received a grant of £50,000 of the Estonian government to further test the technology.
Thanks to a donation from the Estonian government, the Start Network will be working with Disberse to explore the value of blockchain technology for distributing humanitarian funds. We’re starting within the Start Network value chain initially, but with plans that can scale to the entire sector if successful. You can read more about this partnership in the public announcement.
On the 7th of September (12:30 - 13:30 UK time) the Start Network team held a webinar for Start Network Members about the blockchain work so far and the plans in future.