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The UN’s ‘decade of delivery’ needs blockchain to succeed

Emerging technologies are essential to fasten SDGs, but this shouldn’t come at the expense of prudence and careful evaluation. When the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, were conceived back in 2012, blockchain technology was in its early days. Few could have foreseen the trajectory and the potential of blockchain for advancing these ambitious targets. But today, we see opportunities for blockchain technology to recast conventional approaches to sustainable development — and accelerate progress if deployed responsibly. Macro trends of 2020 There are a number of macro trends this year in the world of blockchain and sustainable development that provide context.…

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How Will Blockchain Technology Be Leveraged To Solve Un’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals? Can It Help Solve The World’s Most Pressing Social And Environmental Problems?

by Richard Kastelein With the arrival of Blockchain technology and its potential to disrupt the status quo and ‘fix’ many of our most severe problems as a civilisation. We have not changed that much since the Industrial Revolution several centuries ago and now many are calling this the Big Data Age, which envelops IoT, AI and of course Blockchain. Before we bet to the much anticipated new rennaisance what some call the Imagination Age or Creative Age  — where creativity and imagination will become the primary creators of economic value. In contrast, the main activities of the Information Age are…

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North Korea Reportedly Using Altcoins to Convert $1.5B in Stolen Funds to Cash

North Korean hackers are reportedly using untraceable altcoins to convert stolen cryptocurrencies into cash. North Korea-based cybercriminals are suspected to be using untraceable alternative cryptocurrencies, or altcoins, to convert stolen funds into cash.According to an NK News report, an unpublished United Nations Panel of Experts report states that North Korea-backed hackers have stolen approximately $1.5 billion in cryptocurrencies and they were converting a portion of that amount into cash.Using altcoins, mixers and loosely regulated exchangesThe hackers deliberately transact using privacy-focused altcoins as they are hard to trace and track, moving the stolen assets to loosely regulated cryptocurrency exchanges that have…

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Tracing Fishy Risks With Blockchain Tech Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted challenges in global seafood supply chains, and blockchain tech may help improve them. COVID-19 is the most devastating plague to ravage humankind this century. Every day, the number of patients infected with the coronavirus is rising globally and taking the highest human toll in the United States. The highly infectious virus was first contracted in November 2019 in Wuhan, the capital city of China’s Hubei province, through horseshoe bat-to-human contact at the Huanan seafood market. Many of the initial COVID-19 patients were either stall owners, market employees or regular visitors of the market, who rapidly developed…

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Korea’s Blockchain Project BOSAGORA (BOA) Wins United Nations Solidarity Award For COVID-19 Contributions

by Richard Kastelein Public Blockchain Platform BOSAGORA recently received a ‘United Nations Solidarity Award’ recently for their voluntary work in battling COVID-19. President Inhwan Kim of BOSAGORA stated: “I am delighted to create an example of blockchain contributing to society just along with IBM Blockchain. Technology should benefit human and further resolved that he would make the technology of BOSAGORA to be used for society.” BOSAGORA's contribution was ‘Project Care’.  BOSAGORA and community members were revealed to the fact that medical staffs fighting in the front line of COVID 19 crisis suffered from extreme stress and skin damage due to…

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BOSAGORA(BOA) Won UN Solidarity Awards

Public Blockchain Platform ‘BOSAGORA’ has received ‘the UN Solidarity Awards’ last 16th. The UN received stories of various actors contributing to individual/society to overcome COVID 19 last May. Among thousands of entries were gathered from all around the world and the UN hand selected the 50 most touching and effective entries that aimed to overcome COVID 19 together. 26 experts from global institutes/organizations participated as evaluators including vice president of European Union’s diplomacy and security committee, Director of UN development organization and Vice President of UN Foundation. The practice BOSAGORA carried out to contribute to society was ‘Project Care’ in…

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