The United Nations was recognised for its use of blockchain technology in Forbes’ second Blockchain 50 List. The 75-year-old organization, which has an important role to play in global humanitarian efforts, has been looking to leverage the emerging technology in several areas. From assisting in the fight against climate change to disbursing funds to Syrian refugees using blockchain-verified iris scans instead of ID cards, the UN has looked to advance its cause with the help of a technology that is still finding its niche.
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