Blockchain to control child trafficking

United Nations partnered with World Identity Network in aim to use blockchain technology in child trafficking prevention
13 November 2017   538

The announcement about partnership of the World Identity Network, the United Nations Office for Project Services and the United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology was made during Humanitarian Blockchain Summit held on November 10 in Fordham University at Lincoln Center in New York.

The partnership is aimed at developing a project which will use blockchain technology in a fight againt trafficking of children which is spreading in the world. The project is a part of a broader effort under the name "Blockchain For Humanity".

Several developing countries are actively looking at more efficient ways to prevent child trafficking. Identification is always at the heart of the solution.

Mariana Dahan

CEO, World Identity Network

United Nations statistics shows that almost half of all children in the world under the age of 5 do not have a birth certificate and a majority of those children live in the poorest countries in the world. These children are so to say "invisible" to governments or development agencies that design and deliver social programs. Those "invisible" children remain at risk of being used for illegal child trafficking.

As it is stated in the release, blockchain technology will be used to store digital identities on a blockchain, providing an opportunity to catch child traffickers easier and to trace and prevent attempts of trafficking. 

In a move to develop the project, the partnered organisations are looking for support from private companies, non-governmental organisations and others that are willing to contribute to help to do away with child trafficking.

Bitcoin Ethereum Crypto Summit comes to Texas

Richardson is hosting a 1-day conference - Bitcoin Ethereum Crypto Summit on May 12 to teach the basics and catch up with the the latest in the cryptoworld
20 April 2018   30

Leading cryptocurrency and blockchain experts are coming to Richardson to participate in Bitcoin Ethereum Crypto Summit 2018. This one day event will take place on May 12 at Noah's Event Center. BECS positions itself as an affordable crypto event providing the quickest way to experience and learn about cryptocurrency live and in person, learn the terminology, the concept, and the hands on information with no experience required, and the public is invited to take part and attend.

Here is the list of some of the topics and sessions that will be covered:

  • Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency 101 – All the basics you need to get started
  • Government Regulation of Cryptocurrencies
  • Meet the Altcoins – Fast-paced review of over 20 of the top alternative cryptocurrencies, including Ripple, Stellar, Stratis, Monero, Dash, and many more
  • Cryptocurrency and Taxes
  • Overview of Cryptocurrency Exchanges such as Coinbase, Poloniex, and more
  • Cold Wallets, Hot Wallets, Paper Wallets, and more – The main types, how to use them, and keep your crypto safe!
  • How To Spend and Accept Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other Cryptocurrencies
  • The Basics of Blockchain and Internet of Money
  • Trading Bots and Trading Software
  • User Experience and the Blockchain
  • Mining 101 – What is it, how does it work, and should you start mining on your own?
  • How To Start Your Own Token or Coin
  • Understanding Coin Price Indexes

Doors open at 8:30 am.