The IBM Corporation and the global initiative to fight poverty, the Global Citizen programme Accepted the Challenge invited developers from 15 may to 14 July to take part in the creation of entry-level blockchain-the mechanism that can improve the process of tracking the delivery of humanitarian assistance. The partners were inspired by the Agenda of sustainable development for the period until 2030, created by the UN, and urge those wishing thus to help people in distress.
It is expected that participants will be free to use the blockchain-a platform for IBM to build a network that can cover all stages of the humanitarian process. For completing tasks, developers will receive “points” which can then be exchanged for access to IBM experts, support in social networks, etc.
According to the results of oncourse will be selected 5 best projects. Their authors will receive tickets to the music festival Global Citizen in new York. Some projects will be added to the blockchain-IBM where their templates can be used by multiple users, and the best projects will go to further development of the blockchain-the“factory” IBM.
Co-founder of the Global Citizen : Simon moss (Simon Moss) believe that blockchain technology can change the humanitarian sector by raising funds in a new way, and by increasing transparency in the delivery of aid.
Recall that the Australian division of Emergency Fund to help children at the UN (UNICEF Australia) has launched a website, which permits users utilizes the computing power of their computers for mining cryptocurrency designed to help needy children. And last year, co-founder of the venture capital division of UNICEF, Chris Fabian (Chris Fabian) announced that the organization is considering issuing its own cryptocurrency.