Blockchain to control child trafficking

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

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.

Blockchain Wallet faced database error

The huge amount of users are facing the problem of using Blockchain Wallet not being able to log in and seeing Cluster Failure error
20 November

The members of the crypto community who hold their crypto assets in Blockchain Wallet had some problems while using the application, most of them tried to log in on a browser or iOs app and failed, and some users saw their balance showing zero and the account showing loading sign for a long time and not displaying any detalis. 

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Some users stated that the application started to work but when it did, there appeared a message that the error happened and then the application force closed before the users had a chance to read the error message itself.

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The Blockchain company commented upon the issue stating that they are aware of the issue, which is an outage of Blockchain Wallet internal database, impacting the site and services, and are currently working to resolve it. The users were offered to monitor the status of the products and services on Blockchain Status page.

At present time Blockchain Wallet representatives claim that they do not have an ETA as to when the problem will be resolved.