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United Nations send aid to Syrian refugees using Ethereum

By Victor Hedman - June 13, 2017

On the 31st of May, the United Nations used a private blockchain based on the Ethereum technology to distribute aid amongst Syrian refugees. The refugees were given tokens which could be used as vouchers for trading in the markets.

This initiative was made possible by Parity Technology, founded by Gavin Wood who is also a part of the core Ethereum development team.
They are looking to expand this project and are aiming to aid 100 000 people in other war zones.

While the public blockchains have been recieving the majority of attention, private blockchains also offer a lot of value. Seeing larger organizations using the technology will further help legitimize it. The EEA (Enterprise Ethereum Alliance) includes some of the largest corporations on earth, all interested in learning and developing blockchains both for public and private use.

The use for blockchain technology appears to be endless and we are only in the early stages of its development.