Microsoft will use blockchain technology to help refugees

Microsoft and Accenture develope blockchain-based digital platform to help refugees prove their identity from anywhere
28 June 2017   606
Blockchain

Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks

Microsoft and Accenture Plc joined forces in a project that is designed to provide legal IDs to 1.1 billion people using a blockchain based digital network. The target of this project is to assist refugees who don't have their paper documents by the hand. It will give them access to education and healthcare. Project is supported by the United nations

This service will store digital identifications of refugee and will allow access their record at any location, even without any paper documents. The program will work with multiple organizations databases to prove a person's identity. It is much better than rely only on one database. At the moment, there is one prototype, created using existing Accenture platform used by the UN High Commissioner of Refugees.

Developers from both teams invite other companies to join their project.

UCLA Blockchain Crypto Conference to be Held in LA

The UCLA Conference will be held on February 17-18 of 2018, gathering together the most experienced and exciting thinkers
17 February 2018   231

UCLA's Blockchain Lab and Far from LA are holding the Blockchain Cryptocurrency Conference, gathering together the most experienced and exciting thinkers across SoCal, in order to foster both economic and educational progress. The conference will concern cybersecurity, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain.

The UCLA Conference will be held on February 17-18 of 2018.

Location: The University of California, Humanities Building, 415 Portola Plaza, UCLA 90095, Los Angeles

The headline speakers will include Kathleen Breitman, the co-founder of Tezos; Sandra Ro from UWIN Lab; David Moss from EOS; Jeremy Rubin, the Bitcoin core developer, and many more.

The agenda of the conference is as follows: the future of blockchain keynote, bringing humanity to the blockchain, cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, blockchain's influence on the development of art and culture, blockchain in the music industry, government adoption of blockchain around the world, and more.