• 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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    Coinbase: Cornell University is the best when it comes to cryptocurrency and blockchain education

    The 2nd Annual Coinbase Report on Higher Education finds more than half of the world’s top 50 universities now offer these courses; enrollment in such classes has doubled

    Cornell University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and New York University are the tops when it comes to offering courses in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, according to a new report from Coinbase.

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    Ethereum,  Technology

    United Nations turns to blockchain technology

    The international body casts a wide net in its experiments

    The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime is reportedly planning to partner with telemedicine and telepsychology firm doc.com to provide free basic medical services in East Africa, where Focus Economics says three of the 10 poorest countries in the world are located.

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    Asia & Australia,  Bitcoin,  Media,  Politics,  United States

    Must-reads for September 23, 2018: Big Bitcoin bugs, big oil, big hacks, and other big wastes of time

    Here are the crypto stories you should be watching this weekend

    A Major Bug In Bitcoin Software Could Have Crashed the Currency (Motherboard) “On Tuesday, the developers of Bitcoin Core—the software that effectively powers the Bitcoin blockchain—released a new version that patched a vulnerability that allowed a malicious user to crash the network, making everyone’s digital coins effectively useless. The bug has been variously described as ‘very scary,’ ‘major,’ and one of the ‘top three or four’ most serious bugs ever discovered in Bitcoin,” writes Motherboard’s Jordan Pearson. But it’s okay. Everything’s fine now. No need to ever worry about anything ever again. Now where’s our Xanax?   These Oil Traders Are Trying to Overhaul the Industry With a Blockchain Venture…