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First successful test of blockchain for international distribution of aid funding
The first in a series of tests looking to bring greater efficiency and transparency into humanitarian funding has taken place with positive results.
Blockchain experiment in humanitarian aid
The Start Network will soon begin testing blockchain technology in delivering humanitarian finance, through its partnership with Disberse, a start-up social enterprise. This pilot aims to tackle inefficiencies in the delivery of funds by making the distribution of aid fast and completely transparent.
Start Network at the ICT4D Conference 2017
Helen James attended the ICT4D Conference 2017 in Hyderabad, here she gives a summary of the Start Network's sessions at the conference and other relavent sessions for our agenda.
Blockchain could change the way we deal with disasters
Forget bitcoin and elections - blockchain technology is being applied to the business of saving lives. Christian Aid's Joe Ware explains how.
Start Fund to test revolutionary blockchain technology in disaster response
Revolutionary “blockchain” technology that could transform how the world does business is to be tested by the Start Network through the Start Fund, in the first ever trial of its use in rapid response to humanitarian crisis.
Blockchain for humanitarian decision making, a risk analysis
Paul Currion discusses the risks and challenges of Start Network’s blockchain project.