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UNICEF Innovation Fund deadline 28 Feb 2018: Upto $90K Funding Available for "Opensource or willing to Open Source Blockchain projects. http://unicefstories.org/blockchaincall/
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1Bext HoldingsAgriculture/Supply ChainCoffee is the world’s second-most-traded commodity, after petroleum. Some 125 million people make a living growing coffee, according to estimates from the Fairtrade Foundation. Most are smallholders, or small-scale farmers whose families live on less than $2 a day. A Denver based company, Bext Holdings is using a combination of visual assaying and weighing (aka a mobile robot), and blockchain for this problem. It allows buyers of coffee to rapidly analyze the quality of and weigh a farmer’s product in the field. The robot uses optical sorting to understand what percent of coffee cherries look perfect or spoiled in a batch. A batch, typically a 30-40 lb. bag, will get higher or lower marks, which are revealed to both buyers and farmers on the spot. They then negotiate a fair price through bext360’s mobile app. The combination of a reliable tracing and blockchain technology allows the company to aspire is to bring complete transparency to the coffee supply chain, and other commodities, including cocoa.
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2Giveth.ioDecentralized Governance For CommunitiesGlobalFundraising/Philanthropy/
Foreign Aid
Started by Ethereum's WHG to "Build the Future of Giving" Giveth is a free not-for-profit platform decentralizing the charity space by creating communities around causes. Using this system, social impact organizations can connect with people that share their values so that they can all share resources effectively to push their cause forward. The system is built upon LiquidPledging a novel smart contract system that allows Donors to see exactly where their donations are going, and provide oversight.
https://github.com/Giveth
Live for a year, in Closed alphaGiveth.iogriff@giveth.io
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3DOACT.orgCitizen ActionGovernment/PolicyICO that raised $262k focused on voting
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4UNHCR / UNID2020GlobalDigital IdentityRefugeesThe United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has spent the last several years developing a digital ID system for refugees with the aim of meeting three objectives: (1) rapidly determine what benefits and services a person needs; (2) provide secure identities; and (3) improve documentation to help long-time refugees find permanent solutions.41 UNHCR determined that these objectives could be met using a centralized solution developed by Accenture, which they are now rolling out (Accenture 2017). More recently, however, Accenture and Microsoft announced a prototype for a digital ID network that uses blockchain technology and runs on top of the UNHCR ID management system (BBC News 2017).https://www.reuters.com/article/us-microsoft-accenture-digitalid/accenture-microsoft-team-up-on-blockchain-based-digital-id-network-idUSKBN19A22B
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5BithopeFundraising/Philanthropy/Foreign AidThe BitHope Foundation is the first Bulgarian non-governmental organization (NGO) in the public benefit that uses ONLY cryptocurrency to accumulate funds for the campaigns that are hosted on the BitHope.org platform. What the Foundation and the platform do is actually convert your bitcoins into tangible good for the people, animals, and the environment.https://bithope.org/
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6Energo LabsPhillipinesEnergyEnergo Labs, a Shanghai-based startup, will also use blockchain technology to let consumers trade energy across remote micro-grids in the Philippines.
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7Clean Water Coin + CharityWater.orgClean Water CoinWater & SanitationFundraising/Philanthropy/Foreign AidThe Clean Water Coin Initiative is the first ever coin designed and developed to be a nonprofit organization. What does that mean? We are a registered Nonprofit Organization and we’ve created a Crypto Charity and coin that lets a community actively participate in helping provide clean water. To do that we've teamed up with CharityWater.org so that we can create campaigns and raise funds for clean water projects.http://www.cleanwatercoin.org/
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8RootProjectRootProjectFundraising/Philanthropy/Foreign AidNo one has married a crowdfunding platform with an extensive on-the-ground network before because it’s traditionally difficult to scale that kind of network. RootProject has created ROOTS tokens to build a decentralized ecosystem that scales in ways an ordinary company or nonprofit could not. RootProject is a new type of crowdfunding platform. Anyone can inititate a project and organize a campaign. But unlike traditional crowdfunding, the projects on here are completed either by RootProject itself or one of its partner nonprofits.https://www.rootproject.co/
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9BitGive FoundationBitGive FoundationFundraising/Philanthropy/Foreign AidFounded in 2013, BitGive is the first Bitcoin 501(c)(3) nonprofit, giving it tax exemption status at the federal level in the United States. BitGive has built a positive philanthropic representative organization for the Bitcoin and Blockchain industry, bridging the gap between an innovative technology and its practical applications for nonprofits and humanitarian work in the developing world. BitGive has established strong partnerships and raised funds with well-known nonprofits including Save the Children, The Water Project, TECHO, Medic Mobile, and more. In 2015, BitGive announced its Bitcoin Charity 2.0 Initiative, which includes a variety of projects aimed at leveraging Bitcoin and blockchain technology to benefit charitable organizations worldwide. Our flagship project is GiveTrack, a revolutionary donation platform for nonprofits to provide transparency and accountability to donors by sharing financial information and direct project results in real time.Operationalhttps://www.bitgivefoundation.org/
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10Democracy Earth FoundationSovereign (software), VOTE (token)U.S. CA 501c3, globalGovernment/PolicyWith the rise of open source software and peer to peer networks, political intermediation is no longer necessary. We are building Sovereign, an open source and decentralized democratic governance protocol for any kind of organization.blockchains (ERC20 token)Alpha livehttps://www.democracy.earth/ https://vote.democracy.earth/sandra@democracy.earth
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11Follow My VoteFollow My VoteGovernment/PolicyFollow My Vote provides a blockchain solution for tracking votes and assuring the integrity of election process
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12ProvenanceBased in UK, working on projects globallyAgriculture/Supply ChainProvenance uses Blockchain technology to track products through the supply chain: Materials, ingredients, and impact, to provide consumers with greater transparency about a product's authenticity and origin. Its use of the technology - in the format of a real-time data platform - allows the end user to see each step of the journey the product has taken: where it is, who has it, and for how long. Producers can benefit from this increased authenticity when telling the story of their goods.Ethereum provenance.org/whitepaper
provenance.org/tuna
provenance.org/news
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13BallotchainBallotchainAgriculture/Supply ChainBallotchain piggybacks on the Bitcoin blockchain to enable online voting with high indicia of reliability
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14Full ProfileAustraliaAgriculture/Supply ChainLegal/ContractsOne startup, Full Profile, is tackling these issues by enabling real-time transactions for farmers through “smart contracts” that run on blockchain. Because pre-approved logic can be built into a blockchain—as long as all parties have opted in—payments can be made immediately following the transfer of asset ownership. Full Profile has estimated that supply chain risk, inefficiencies, and insolvency cost the Australian grains industry $1 billion, a significant proportion of which can be recouped through blockchain solutions.
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15Heifer InternationalTracking food source at Grassroots Coop in ArkansasUSAgriculture/Supply ChainFundraisingHeifer is using Blockchain Technology for fundraising and food supply chainBitcoin, and EthereumImplementationhttps://www.heifer.org/about-heifer/press/press-releases/2017/arkansas-farmers-take-the-mystery-out-of-meat.htmlblockchain@heifer.orghttps://www.heifer.org/what-you-can-do/give/digital-currency.html
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16Bill and Melinda 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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18Aid:TechDelivery of entitlements and services underpinned by Blockchain & Digital IdentityGlobalDigital IdentityHumanitarian and International DevelopmentApplication areas deployed to date: Interantional aid, welfare distribution, remittances, healthcare delivery

AID:Tech focuses on the delivery of digital entitlements using Blockchain & Digital Identity. It was the first company in the world to successfully deliver international aid to Syrian Refugees in Lebanon using Blockchain technology.

Our products and services help client and partners address some of the world’s largest social issues as well as targets set out by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals - signed on by over 190 countries. Our solutions offer unprecedented levels of insight into performance, transparency and efficiency - generating rich datasets with which, governments, NGOs and charities can harness to improve how funds, products and assets are distributed and tracked.
Multiple project implementationhttps://aid.technology/use-cases/

https://www.unglobalcompact.org/sdgs/sdgpioneers/2017/joseph-thompson
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171002006483/en/Tech-Integrity-Challenge-Announces-Final-Awards
http://startupeuropeawards.com/the-irish-winner-in-social-category-is-aidtech/
https://newsroom.mastercard.com/press-releases/latest-mastercard-start-path-program-includes-blockchain-digital-identity-and-healthcare-fintechs/
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19BitnationBitnation Refugee Emergency ResponseGovernance ServicesBitNation embarked on an ambitious program in this area. Named the Bitnation Refugee Emergency Response, the program sought to deliver a variety of DLT-enabled services to beneficiaries during the European refugee crisis of 2015. Services included a temporary digital I.D. and a Bitcoin Visa debit card. Little information exists on the outcomes of the experiment. While the initiative appears to have little success, one has to wonder if this is at least part due to the fact that the initiative was created in reaction to the crisis, rather than beforehand. (from Mercy Corps)
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20AlibabaAntLoveFundraising/Philanthropy/Foreign Aid
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21ixo FoundationGlobalFundraising/Philanthropy/Foreign AidThe ixo Network is building a blockchain protocol to enable any project to cost-effectively collect, verify and tokenize its impact data as Impact Tokens, which can be traded and exchanged for funding in a variety of contexts e.g. trigger payment clause in service contract tied to proof of delivery of vaccines, trigger outcome payment in impact bond tied to proof of outcome, or secondary trading of crypto carbon credits or new forms of impact assets such as health tokens, gender tokens.

The ixo Protocol provides two key functions:
1) Impact data collection at source using open standardized data templates collected from a variety of interfaces e.g. mobile, IoT, data oracles and data feeds
2) Tokenization of verified impact data which enables the data to be monetized, shared or traded

The ixo Network is a blockchain platform for user-generated Impact Tokens, which can be a variety of tokens that give direct access to each project’s underlying impact data. Imagine in the future an ETF that comprises of a portfolio of Impact Tokens. Social impact bonds will become cheaper and decentralized. We are UNICEF Ventures' first blockchain investment with a live pilot project in South Africa that has tokenized more than 50,000 pre-school attendance records that are exchanged for subsidies from the Western Cape government.
http://ixo.foundation/
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22BlockChain CapitalThey are an investor but know people focused on bc4good
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37Follow My VoteGlobalGovernment/PolicyFollow My Vote is a startup using distributed ledgers to run voting processes and prevent fraud and identity theft. One of the potential advantages is that voters using blockchains can verify their voting choices using their private keys at any point in time.
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23SecureKey and IBMDigital ID system in CanadaCanadaDigital IdentitySecureKey and IBM are now piloting a digital ID system in Canada using the Linux Foundation’s open-source Hyperledger Fabric blockchain (SecureKey 2017). The project connects the Canadian government (including national and provincial government agencies) with the country’s largest banks and telecoms on a permissioned blockchain network. These participating companies and agencies play a dual role of certifying users’ attributes and providing digital services. The project is expected to go live in late 2017, at which time Canadian consumers will be able to opt into the network to access a variety of egovernment and financial services by sharing verified attributes stored on a mobile phone.
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24FloricoinAlexandriaGlobalFreedom of SpeechFloricoin has enhanced the blockchain by introducing the possibility of attaching comments to blocks in the chain. ...distributed ledger application (Dapp) called Alexandria that aims to be a decentralized repository of knowledge and information managed directly by end users. One of its applications is the preservation of censored digital content that usually quickly disappears from the Internet.
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25ChromawayLand Rights/Land RegistriesFounded in 2014, ChromaWay has been on a mission to simplify the land title registry system without having to reinvent the wheel. ChromaWay cooperates closely with the Swedish Office of Geodesy (the science of measuring and mapping the Earth's surface). A consulting company and a telecommunications provider are also on board. The system uses the bitcoin blockchain in order to keep record of the many fingerprints that are taken during a house purchase, for example. The company is trying to use technology to optimise the classic method of real estate acquisition and its subsequent registration, and to integrate pre-existing facilities. Every participant (buyers, sellers, brokers or land title registries) must be verified through an app, after which they can proceeds with just a few clicks. The ChromaWay system is designed to provide support and to save time and money. The ChromaWay project has been the most promising of these projects so far, thanks to its many partnerships and the developers’ many years of experience. In March 2017, they will conduct a large-scale test, which will also involve other official parties.
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27AliceGlobalFundraising/Philanthropy/Foreign Aid/Impact investmentAlice is a social funding and impact management platform built on the Ethereum blockchain. We incentivise social organisations (charities, NGOs, social enterprises) to run projects transparently, by making sure that they get paid more when they achieve their goals. The performance of each project is publicly available, making it easier for funders (philanthropic organisations, impact investors, small donors) to identify and help scale social projects that actually work. Shared impact data also helps reduce due diligence and reporting costs, and helps social organisations collaborate more effectively. Implementationhttp://alice.si/alice@alice.si
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28HyperLegerGlobalHealthHealth is one of the key targets for Hyperledger, an inter-industry collaboration space to develop open protocols and standards for distributed ledger technologies
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29BitLandGhanaLand Rights/Land RegistriesThe case of Ghana is perhaps more interesting as a local not-for-profit startup, BitLand, is using Bitcoin’s blockchain to manage land titles and settle land disputes. BitLand is closely working with local institutions whose mandate is to issue land titles and are willing to try new technologies to solve issues that has been outstanding for decades. BenBen is yet another startup in Ghana working on the same topic.
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30Blockchain for ChangeFummiUSDigital IdentityNYC startup specializing in the implementation of blockchain technologies to advance transparent and accountable social impact projects and organizations. Launched Fummi to help homeless by providing digital id.Pilot in NYChttps://blockchainforchange.org
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31BenBenGhanaLand Rights/Land RegistriesThe case of Ghana is perhaps more interesting as a local not-for-profit startup, BitLand, is using Bitcoin’s blockchain to manage land titles and settle land disputes. BitLand is closely working with local institutions whose mandate is to issue land titles and are willing to try new technologies to solve issues that has been outstanding for decades. BenBen is yet another startup in Ghana working on the same topic.
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32OneID84GlobalDigital IdentityOneID84 provides multiple-factor authentication and Single Sign On services, among others.
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33NamecoinGlobalDigital IdentityNamecoin developed key technology for potentially protecting and authenticating personal identity, fostering freedom of speech and preventing surveillance.
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34Rupee BlockchainFinancial Inclusion/Remittanceshttps://rupeeblockchain.org/
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35GridPlusUSAEnergyLead Architect Matt Walters and his team are developing a virtual energy grid that will sit on top of the national energy system. Once deployed, GridPlus will sell energy to consumers at a small premium to wholesale prices. The energy will be distributed using tokens — essentially, digital coins — which can be saved or passed to other people if they're not used. Since tokens are easily divisible, Walters said users will be able to pay in smaller fractions than they can with dollars. For example, a consumer could use her tokens to just pay what it costs to illuminate a single lightbulb for 15 minutes, something that would amount to a small fraction of a cent. GridPlus will start off as a retail energy provider in Texas, whose deregulated energy market is easy for companies to enter. The company's goal is to eventually cover the entire country. It's also working with Tokyo on a similar project.
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36Lo3EnergyBrooklyn Microgrid; Project Exergy; Transactive GridUSEnergyProject Exergy: An effort to turn computers into heat in order to recapture wasted resources. LO3 offers “cryptographically-secured grid services” in order to monetize underutilized computational capacity and store thermal energy; Brooklyn Microgrid: Creates a distributed energy infrastructure that can be utilized during
emergency needs of the local community. An additional intent is to boost the local economy through the creation of new community energy job opportunities; Transactive Grid. A joint venture with Consensus Systems to deliver real-time metering of local energy generation and other relevant data over the Ethereum blockchain. This platform is open source, transparent, and peer-to-peer. The first pilot installation will be in Brooklyn.
https://lo3energy.com
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38E-voxUkraineGovernment/PolicyUkraine is one country that has jumped into this area. The country will use E-vox, an Ethereum-based distributed ledger for local elections. Implementation has already started in a couple of towns.
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41e-EstoniaEstoniaGovernment/PolicyOne of the core issues however is access to the private keys which hackers could acquire in a variety of ways, or voters could offer to loan or sell their private keys for economic benefit. Once it emerges as a viable method, it will be interesting to compare blockchain voting with Internet voting, which is already in use in Estonia.
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39SkuchainAgriculture/Supply ChainSkuchain applies the cryptographic principles developed in the Bitcoin network to security and visibility for the global supply chain. As goods travel from manufacturers to distributors to consumers, the crucial electronic information about what the item is and where it came from becomes disconnected from the SKU itself. A Blockchain offers a universal, secure ledger by which SKUs can attest digitally to their origins and attributes. Skuchain is building a system of next generation identifiers in the form of both barcodes and RFID tags to digitally secure the transfer of goods across the entire global economy. While most anti counterfeiting systems rely on copy resistant labels, holograms etc., Skuchain relies on the uncopyable nature of a Blockchain ledger to solve the problem of supply chain integrity. Skuchain's system will provide cryptographic proof of each SKU's origin and supply chain that can be verified all the way to the point of consumption.
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40AmbrosusGlobalAgriculture/Supply ChainHealthCombining high-tech sensors, blockchain protocol and smart contracts, we are building a universally verifiable, community-driven ecosystem to assure the quality, safety & origins of products.https://ambrosus.com/index.html
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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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56Singapore Smart Nation InitiativeSingapore Smart Nation InitiativeGovernment/PolicyThe example of Singapore shows how a smart city can be implemented in a way that keeps data private. The idea is that the data of all citizens, machines and processes in Singapore remain in a Singaporean cloud. Only those with a digital pass have access to this data. When we recommended this concept to the Singaporean government in 2015, we didn’t know that an appropriate fibre-optic network was already being built. In 2016, the Smart Nation Initiative declared Singapore a playground for smart city applications. Singapore bases its smart city on a blockchain protocol so that trust and therefore security is automated. The system is connected to wearables, smart homes, and mobile networks. What is important here is that all data remains with citizens, who instruct service providers to analyse their data for various purposes. Similar systems are also being installed in China and in other emerging Asian countries, such as Vietnam. In China, first-class IoT architects are laying the foundations for a pragmatic form of cybernetics (systems with automatic control mechanisms). This new IoT does not organise itself around money, but rather on added value – and in so doing has the potential to significantly change our 400-yearold system of capitalism, because blockchains render intermediaries superfluous. Having IoT at the centre of an economic system also replaces the variability of pricing, and adds real-time data to investments, allowing trust to be rebuilt.
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429NeedsGlobalHealthUNICEF disbursed USD 100,000 to support a startup, 9Needs, and has plans for doing the same for another five to ten startups. 9Needs works on health and development innovations.
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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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44Blockchain for social impact (and conference)Ethereum led group to rally people around bc4good using ethereumGlobal
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45Blockchain Capital GroupGlobal
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46CoinifyGlobalFinancial Inclusion/Remittances
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47ME SOLshareBangladeshEnergyFounded in 2014 and based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, ME SOLshare Ltd. is a social enterprise that offers ICT enabled products and services, contributing to the Global Goal 7 : Affordable and Clean Energy for All. The company provides peer-to-peer solar energy trading platforms and pay-as-you-go solutions to low-income households seeking rural electrification and empowerment . SOLshare, the pioneer of the micro-energy transition model, interconnects solar home systems (SHS) and empowers its users to earn a direct income from the sun. With SOLshare’s swarm electrification approach villagers become solar entrepreneurs and take action into their own hands.https://www.me-solshare.com
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48M-PaygGlobalEnergyM-PAYG is a provider of high-quality prepaid solar energy systems for the developing world. Our systems allow off-grid low-income households and businesses to access solar energy through small-scale mobile repayments. To use the system you unlock it through weekly or monthly mobile repayments.http://www.mpayg.com/#04-idea
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49PublicismGlobalFreedom of SpeechPublicism offers support to journalists that face censorship in many countries, allowing journalists to use pseudonyms to protect their identities.
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50The Sun ExchangeAfricaEnergyan online marketplace that solicits crowdfunding commitments for individual solar cells in PV projects in sub-Saharan Africa, which pays funders back using Bitcoin as the cells produce energy.
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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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52Power LedgerEnergyAn Australian startup seeking to create a blockchain-based renewable energy network, is partnering with Tech Mahindra, a division of the Indian conglomerate, to trial energy trading on “islandable” micro-grids. Power Ledger has issued 'POWR' tokens to create a platform that will let customers trade energy and encourages distributed ownership of its trading network. managing director David Martinhttps://powerledger.io/
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53Grid SingularityEnergyAlong with LO3 Energy and IBM, a Vienna-based startup called Grid Singularity is also experimenting with blockchain to authenticate energy transactions. The company is targeting developing countries, where it wants to make pay-as-you-go solar more secure. Its eventual goal is to build a blockchain platform for energy systems that can be applied to any type of transaction on the grid.
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54BankymoonUzioSouth AfricaEnergyThe Usizo project aims to open poor African schools to an international donor market. Needy schools have Bankymoon meters installed which are Blockchain-Aware. This means that anybody from around the world can make payments directly to the meter in the crypto-currency of their choice and fund the energy or water needs of the school.http://bankymoon.co.za/
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55Core VCUSAFinancial Inclusion/RemittancesThey are an investor but know people focused on bc4good
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62Smart DubaiDubaiGovernment/PolicyDubai has also joined the blockchain technology wave and is now planning to become a fully-fledged Blockchain City by 2020 as part of its ongoing Smart Dubai initiative.
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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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60TaqanuRefugeesDigital identityhttps://www.fastcompany.com/40403583/this-app-helps-refugees-get-bank-accounts-by-giving-them-a-digital-identityhttps://www.taqanu.com/
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61Sovrin FoundationDigital Identityhttps://sovrin.org/
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101Government Blockchain AssociationGovernment/PolicyThe Government Blockchain Association (GBA) is a membership organization that consists of individuals and organizations that are interested in promoting blockchain related solutions to government requirements. Any individual may join.

GBA creates relationships that would otherwise not come about – between and among technologists, public policy makers, application specialists and those who simply need to understand the new and emerging digital currencies that will change the world. GBA will act as a catalyst in creating a public dialog around the creative, profitable and positive leveraging of blockchain.
https://governmentblockchain.org/about/
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63NeocapitaStoneblockFundraising/Philanthropy/Foreign AidAn example of the first model is an application called Stoneblock developed by the company Neocapita. Still in an early stage of development, the platform will allow actors along the development supply chain (including donors, recipients, implementing partners, and auditors) to simultaneously track information about how a project is progressing and the flow of funding. The company is also exploring the use of smart contracts that would trigger disbursement of funds tied to performance metrics
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64DisberseGlobalFundraising/Philanthropy/Foreign AidRefugeesFUND MANAGEMENT PLATFORM THAT DRIVES THE TRANSPARENT, EFFICIENT & EFFECTIVE FLOW & DELIVERY OF DEVELOPMENT & HUMANITARIAN AID. WE ENABLE DONORS, GOVERNMENTS & NGOS TO TRANSFER & TRACE FUNDS THROUGH THE WHOLE CHAIN, FROM DONOR TO BENEFICIARY, VIA INTERMEDIARIES.Pilot in early 2017http://www.disberse.com/
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65Positive WomenUse of disberse platformAfricaFundraising/Philanthropy/Foreign Aidusing Disberse’s platform to distribute funds to both local NGOs and schools in Swaziland, the UK charity Positive Women reduced its transaction costs by 2.5 percent, allowing it to provide a year’s worth of schooling for an additional three children.
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66NASDAQ, Filament, and IDEOEnergyIdeo’s Co-Lab is working on an interesting project with NASDAQ and Filament around renewable energy certificates. Essentially, they are patenting a system that uses the NASDAQ platform to issue the assets and using Filament's technology to track the solar panel data. A live demo is scheduled to be released in the near future that will shed more light to the technology and overall model.
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67SolarCoinEnergySolarCoin is a Digital Asset rewarding solar energy producers. Launched in January, each MWh of solar electricity produced by a photovoltaic installation awards one SolarCoin to the solar producer. SolarCoin in itself, is a currency that has a value assigned to it by a community of users, a social group, as a means of payment and value circulation. Additionally, the SolarCoin Asset has a social utility for its community: by rewarding the owner of a solar photovoltaic system, SolarCoin acts as an effective incentive, thereby stimulating the implementation of solar power worldwide. With a forward value, SolarCoin may thus reduce the payback time for the solar installation as well as increase its returns. SolarCoin currently operates in 19 countries.solarcoin.org
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68UpOrtDigital Identityhttps://www.uport.me/
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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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72ShoCardDigital Identity
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73SomishPapua New GuineaAgriculture/Supply ChainIsh Goel of Somish is using Blockchain-based digital tokenized currency for the Bank of Papua New Guinea. The tokens can be exchanged for fertilizer for small farmers. Because the tokens are on a blockchain, they cannot be misused or imitated, ensuring that the government-allocated funds are creating maximum impact where intended.
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74Cargill Risk ManagementGlobalAgriculture/Supply ChainLand Rights/Land RegistriesMark Tracy at Cargill Risk Management is looking at using blockchain to create immutable land titles to prove ownership and protect farmers from widespread corruption and digitization of paper contracts into smart contracts to improve efficiency and minimize costs. Smart contracts also offer increased transparency; ensuring contracts cannot be altered without the farmer knowing.
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75ICSEast AfricaAgriculture/Supply ChainFinancial Inclusion/RemittancesViolanda De Man at ICS is developing accessible, affordable crop insurance in East Africa. In a world where poor farmers are made to pay high premiums, ICS’s blockchain solution cuts out the middlemen, providing low-premium, affordable crop insurance to rural farmers. She hopes to reach this technology to 10 million farmers in the next five years.
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76AgriLedgerAgriculture/Supply ChainSmall co-operatives are currently by far the best way to improve efficiency in developing countries and help farmers retain a bigger share of their crop value. Co-ops presently rely on paper-based records, verbal promises, and complicated agreements; this frequently causes critical problems due to lack of transparency, restricted access to price data, lying, graft, and corruption. AgriLedger is a Mobile App that records and transacts incorruptible truth using blockchain technology. It is a complete framework of integrated services for delivering an even playing field to farmers and co-ops. This solid framework of trust allows everyone to know they are working, buying, selling, and sharing things according to a cryptographic “Book of Truth” that is utterly incorruptible.http://www.agriledger.com/
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77RipeAgriculture/Supply Chainripe.io is transforming the fresh produce food supply chain by enabling data transparency and transfer from farm to fork to answer what our food is, where has it been and what has happened to it. We’re exposing the journey of our food to create new analytics, automation and business models through blockchain technology and the Internet of Things.
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78AgriDigitalAgriculture/Supply ChainAgriDigital software solutions simplify commodity management, revolutionise supply chain finance, and bring traceability to your agribusinesshttp://www.agridigital.io/about
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79FarmshareAgriculture/Supply ChainFarmshare utilises Blockchain currency to buy, sell and trade cryptographic tokens that can be exchanged for weekly deliveries of locally-produced organic food. The project is an evolution of the CSA model that has been around for decades, which takes advantage of the Blockchain’s potential for creating new forms of community property ownership, collaborative labour relationships, and locally-oriented alternative economies.
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80FilamentAgriculture/Supply ChainFilament lets you build a connected business without becoming an expert on security, scalability, or network stacks. Blanket a factory in sensors, or control the streetlights of an entire city - Filament's standalone networks span miles and last for years, all without WiFi or cellular. The Filament Tap lets you deploy a secure, all-range wireless network in seconds. Taps can talk directly to each other at distances of up to 10 miles, and since each Tap has BLE, you can connect them directly to your phone, tablet, or computer. With built-in environmental monitoring, a USB port for your own sensor or device, and a battery life of up to 20 years, it's the perfect grab-and-go connectivity solution.
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81MazaCoinUSFreedom of SpeechMazaCoin, whose goal is to support native and indigenous US communities, recently started using its platform to protect freedom of speech and store protest photos on the blockchain.
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82Dark InquiryBail BlocNew YorkFundraising/Philanthropy/Foreign AidBail Bloc is the second in a series of “rhetorical software” projects created by Dark Inquiry, a coalition of technologists, artists, writers, and researchers. Here’s how it works: When you download the app, a small part of your computer's unused processing power is redirected toward mining a popular cryptocurrency called Monero, which is secure, private, and untraceable. At the end of every month, we exchange the Monero for US dollars and donate the earnings to the Bronx Freedom Fund. 100% of the currency your computer generates is used by the Bronx Freedom Fund to post bail for low-income people detained in New York effective immediately. Bail funds are “revolving,” which means they’re returned to their source when people appear for all their court dates–which, for clients of The Bronx Freedom Fund, happens 96% of the time. Most Bail Bloc users can expect to generate around $3 to $5 per month. It might not seem like much, but because of the revolving funding model, it adds up quickly.A small part of your computer's unused processing power is redirected toward mining a popular cryptocurrency, MoneroOperationalhttps://bailbloc.thenewinquiry.com/index.html
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83RipeAgriculture/Supply ChainThe cotton industry exhibits inefficiencies throughout the supply chain. US commodities trading and agribusiness software provider The Seam, which has cleared or processed over $7 billion through its cloud-based platforms, is forming a blockchain consortium in conjunction with IBM for the billion dollar global cotton industry. The ownership group of The Seam includes renowned cotton leaders Calcot, Cargill, ECOM Agroindustrial Corporation Ltd., EWR, Inc., Louis Dreyfus Company, Olam International, Parkdale Mills, Plains Cotton Cooperative Association and Staple Cotton Cooperative Association.
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84HelperbitHelperbitGlobal (Italy based)Fundraising/Philanthropy/Foreign Aidmutual aid companyHelperbit is a Natural Disaster Management Platform. In case of catastrophic events our goal is to empower individuals and organizations offering advanced tools able to mitigate inefficiency, slowness and opacity issues. To do that, the project merges the analytical potential of geographical information systems with efficiency, speed and transparency of the Blockchain technology.

Two main approaches are defined: the first offers the opportunity to donate directly to people, NGOs, local organizations affected by natural disasters, reducing the number of intermediaries and allowing a detailed audit of the flows; the second let users participate in a fair and transparent risk-sharing system, an innovative insurance paradigm that is based on systemic and social damage and not only on physical goods.
Bitcoin Blockchain (with internal multisignature wallet, sewgit enabled) and GISOperationalhttps://app.helperbit.com/info@helperbit.com
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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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88La'ZoozSmart transportation is about maximising already-existing infrastructure and resource rather than adding new ones. Better use of existing resources creates affordable transportation without the need for more roads or vehicles. Real-time ridesharing is the key, enabling people with private cars to share their journey with others traveling in the same direction.
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89Arcade CitySmart transportation - ride-sharing bypassing the middle man
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90GovcoinFinancial Inclusion/RemittancesHelping the government to distribute public benefits using the blockchain
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91GemHealthWe are creating global identifiers to link together data belonging to a person or asset, eliminating time consuming reconciliation, providing real-time transparency, reducing risk and creating better outcomes.
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92PatientoryHealthPATIENTORY IS AN EASY WAY TO SECURELY STORE AND MANAGE HEALTH INFORMATION IN REAL TIME
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93EncrypgenHealth“To provide our customers and partners best-in-class, next generation, blockchain security software for protecting, sharing and re-marketing genomic data. We empower science and business to more efficiently achieve their goals.”
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94Enxure XHealthA comprehensive and open solution for insurance company administration - real-time, on-line system which supports multiple lines of business in a single system (for example Universal life, Unit linked, traditional life and group life products).
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95cofound.itFundraising/Philanthropy/Foreign AidFinancial Inclusion/RemittancesCofound.it is a platform that connects investors to teams that have trained to become serious blockchain businesses
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