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16Bill and Milenda Gates FoundationThe Level One projectFinancial Inclusion/RemittancesFinancial inclusion
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17WFPBuilding BlocksGlobalFinancial Inclusion/RemittancesRefugeesCash transfers to refugees; biometric identification. The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) also recently conducted a successful pilot project in Jordan, where it used an Ethereum-based blockchain to manage cash-based transfers to 10,000 Syrian refugees living in the Azraq camp in Jordan (De Silva 2017). Per WFP staff, the project has increased transparency and dramatically reduced costs. Whereas the WFP pays Jordanian banks a fee of 1.5 percent to facilitate cash transfers, the fee to conduct transfers via the blockchain is nearly zero. The organization hopes to expand the pilot to cover all WFP beneficiaries living in camps in Jordan by November 2017 (adding 100,000 people) and all beneficiaries living in communities (an additional 400,000 people) by January 2018. The WFP estimates that, once the pilot is fully scaled up, it will pay only $150 in monthly financial service fees, compared to $150,000 todayBuilt on EthereumImplementationhttp://innovation.wfp.org/project/building-blocks

https://www.fastcompany.com/40457354/how-blockchain-could-transform-the-way-international-aid-is-distributed
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34Rupee BlockchainFinancial Inclusion/Remittanceshttps://rupeeblockchain.org/
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41UN WFPJordanFinancial Inclusion/RemittancesRefugeesUNWFP announced a blockchain technology pilot using Ethereum to disburse financial support to those in need in Jordan, building on the results of a smaller initiative in PakistanBerraco1
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43UNDPGlobalFinancial Inclusion/RemittancesUNDP is supporting cash transfers and financial tools in Serbia and Moldova, and has plans to expand to other countries soon
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46CoinifyGlobalFinancial Inclusion/Remittances
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51MONIGovernment transfers to refugees in FinlandFinland / EuropeFinancial Inclusion/RemittancesRefugeesFounded by Basemotion mastermind Antti Pennanen, this fintech startup offers prepaid MasterCards so travellers can pay without charges, and a money-transfer app that allows interest-free loans between friends. Its profile soared in February 2016, when the Finnish immigration service announced it would use it to make payments to some of Finland's 50,000 refugees. The cards mean that the refugees can receive money — including salaries when they get jobs — and pay bills, without the need to open a bank account. The blockchain technology used by MONI doesn’t require a financial intermediary, such as a bank, to process transactions. Instead, transactions are instantaneous between users, and a unique digital record is kept of each one. It’s a cheaper payment system that is highly transparent. In addition to paying and receiving money, cardholders can also apply for a loan or credit through their mobile phone, either from friends or financial companies. The card encompasses a “circle of trust” where users choose the friends they would be happy to loan money to, setting a maximum amount, and friends can reciprocate. Loans between friends have no fees and no interest, and the service is free to use.Operationalhttps://moni.com/
https://moni.com/assets/files/MONI_Finnish_Immigration_Service_press_release_3Dec2015.pdf
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55Core VCUSAFinancial Inclusion/RemittancesThey are an investor but know people focused on bc4good
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57VeemFinancial Inclusion/Remittanceshttps://www.veem.com/
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58CircleSparkFinancial Inclusion/RemittancesThe company Circle is taking yet another approach. Building off its original social payments business model, which allowed users send money (including bitcoin) like a text, the company unveiled a new open-source application called Spark in December 2016. Instead of creating a new blockchain platform, Spark adds tools that facilitate regulatory compliance and currency exchange on top of existing blockchain networks (including the Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains), which it uses as a payments rail (Rizzo 2016). Unlike some of its competitors, Circle charges zero fees for payment services, including remittances, believing that it can generate sufficient profit by offering other services, including credit, to its customers.
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59KYC-ChainFinancial Inclusion/RemittancesStart-ups such as KYC Chain and Tradle have developed platforms that allow customers to record KYC verifications in a “digital wallet” stored on a distributed ledger and then share that information with other financial institutions when requested.https://kyc-chain.com/
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69RegalliGlobalFinancial Inclusion/RemittancesRegalii is an international mobile payments platform that allows immigrants to pay their families’ bills anywhere in the world through SMS.
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70Impak FinanceCanadaFinancial Inclusion/Remittances
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71WorldRemitGlobalFinancial Inclusion/RemittancesWorldRemit provides an online service that lets people send money to
friends and family in other countries, using a computer, smartphone or
tablet.
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85CirclesFinancial Inclusion/RemittancesCircles is an electronic cryptocurrency with the aim to create and distribute a globally accessible Universal Basic Income.

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86AbraFinancial Inclusion/RemittancesRemittances
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87RebitRebitPhillipinesFinancial Inclusion/RemittancesRemittances
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90GovcoinFinancial Inclusion/RemittancesHelping the government to distribute public benefits using the blockchain
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103FinTech4GoodFinancial Inclusion/RemittancesGlobal FinTech and Blockchain network, that works with start-ups, industrial leaders, NPOs, and investors to develop and implement solutions for a better world. https://www.fintech4good.co/
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108BitPesaBitPesaAfricaFinancial Inclusion/RemittancesRemittances
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112HumaniqGlobalFinancial Inclusion/RemittancesHumaniq is a new generation financial services with its own cryptocurrency, which is aimed at eradicating poverty amongst millions of people living in the emerging economieshttps://humaniq.com/
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115EverexGlobalFinancial Inclusion/RemittancesEverex enables you to transfer, borrow, and trade in any fiat currency, anywhere. No Bank account required. With settling times below 30 seconds, transaction costs of a few cents, and global support, the world’s markets are in the palm of your hand.https://www.everex.io/
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116Blockstack (formerly called OneName)GlobalFinancial Inclusion/Remittanceshttps://onename.com/
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118Change BankGlobalFinancial Inclusion/RemittancesLaunching Q4 2017
A sophisticated mobile wallet
Safe and easy way to store & keep track of virtual currencies.
Concept
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130tokkenFinancial Inclusion/RemittancesProvider of an application for mobile payments designed to extend banking services to un-bankable businesses. The company's application uses indelible Blockchain ledger to ensure data integrity and a proprietary compliance program based on structured analytic techniques, enabling users to have a secured banking transaction by linking users bank account and avail cash back, rewards.
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136WalaFinancial Inclusion/RemittancesProvider of an online financial management platform designed to help people reach financial prosperity by eliminating the barriers to banking. The company's blockchain-powered financial services platform and mobile application provides access to transactional banking, remittances, loans and insurance for the unbanked and underbanked and offers the tools to save, transact and connect all directly from phone, enabling the users to get greater access to zero fee financial services and control and manage their financial data and ne
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140BitDegreeEducation
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141EdgeCoinEducation
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145EverLedgerFinancial Inclusion/Remittances
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154Open BadgesEducation
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156FacturyFinancial Inclusion/RemittancesWhat is Factury Credit Transaction Network? FCTN's distributed financial technologies enables loan originators and investors buy and sell loans in a simple, transparent, and cost effective way. Organizations use FCTN to increase mutual trust and certitude levels, facilitate loan transactions and reduce costs on audit and due diligence related to loan portfolios.
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161VenCoinVenezuelaFinancial Inclusion/Remittances
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165UnicoinIndiaFinancial Inclusion/RemittancesBitcoin wallet in Indiahttps://www.unocoin.com/
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224MonedaPAR.comArgentinaFinancial InclusionMoneda PAR is a social currency program which is based on the mutual credit systemphilosophy and materialized under the form of LETS. Thus, the issuances of PAR are neither made out of thin air nor they are backed by a certain asset like gold or the legal tender. Every PAR that is issued is backed by the transactions that take place within the community. Tokens are like a voucher for an existing product, service, or future ones. One PAR is worth for one Argentinean Peso. (Winner in the "shakers" category at the LaBitConf 2017 at the Blockchain for humanity awards).Blockchain, over BitsharesWorking Productwww.waba.network, www.monedapar.com, http://waba.network/moneda-par-awarded-in-labitconf-2017/sebastian@waba.network
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228WiSeKeyRwandan Government Blockchain ProjectGlobal/RwandaDigital ID/Land Rights"WISeKey is a leading global cybersecurity company headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems with a patented process. WISeKey’s Swiss-based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification in both physical and virtual environments for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence." => partnership with Microsoft and Rwandan Government in order to set up system for land rightshttps://www.wisekey.com/about/; https://www.wisekey.com/press/wisekey-and-microsoft-collaborate-to-support-rwandan-government-make-secure-transactions-using-blockchain-technology/
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237GIVE FoundationGIVEGlobalEducationAltruism & Financial Literacy for kidsThe GIVE blockchain-powered ecosystem enables kids real life experience of giving to charities and kids in need while learning how to handle their finances through the management of their pocket money budget and multiple earnings possibilities. Side effects of such ongoing experiential learning are, amongst others: increased creativity, reduced depression, improved self-esteem, more kindness and better long term financial health.

The GIVE ecosystem will start the giving economy in its beta test with 10,000 kids in Q3 2018 in selected Private Schools of South East Asia (Thailand and Cambodia) with the help of several world-renowned technology and content partners and the local schools’ communities.
Under Developmenthttps://give.siarnaud@give.si
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