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    Light bulb moment: Neighbors selling neighbors excess energy on blockchain

    BlockCypher and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have completed a trial program to see if blockchain can change the way households buy electricity

    It’s an idyllic vision for the future: houses across the land generate their own power through solar panels, and make a tidy profit by selling neighbors their excess energy. Then reality kicks in. Executing all of these transactions at scale would be nothing short of nightmarish. Enter blockchain.

  • Australia's maize contribution to the UN World Food Programme's Seasonal Targeted Assistance program, Chitse, Mashonaland Central Province, Zimbabwe, 2013. (Photo by Victoria Cavanagh, WFP - AusAID )
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    UN: Blockchain and other FinTech can save the world

    A United Nations report argues that new financial technologies like blockchain can reduce hunger, fight inequality, and eradicate poverty

    Blockchain and other new financial technologies can help alleviate hunger, inequality, and poverty according to a new report from the United Nations.

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