The Ethereum blockchain has been of a great use recently, but now this is not only hundreds ICOs.
Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum founder, shares the news on his social media:
More gov applications: EU and UN looking at using ethereum to help refugees https://t.co/iQBsQ2pnaF
— Vitalik Buterin (@VitalikButerin) 3 сентября 2017 г.
According to the article, now the European Union is joining the United Nations in using the Ethereum blockchain in order to provide transparent help to refugees.
Many refugees, and people in refugee-like situations, are unable to prove their identity or access essential services.
"Horizontal Task Force on Distributed Ledger Technology"
Thus, the blockchain powered by Ethereum is able to solve this problem and ease the integration process by providing new, more efficient ways of identifying undocumented persons arriving in the EU.
EU governments in partnerships with other countries and organizations (e.g. NGOs) need innovative solutions to manage increasing flows of migrants and their temporary stay in different countries.
The European Parliament
It's also noteworthy that Ethereum is progressing with state-sponsored integrations: Vitalik Buterin has been to Russia, signing a deal with government-owned bank VEB and also visiting plenty of conferences and meetings.
Ethereum charts on coinmarketcap.com
At the time of writing, Ethereum price is about $286.