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Rijksuniversiteit Groningen/Campus Fryslân

Blockchain4SDGs workshop

When:Fr 01-12-2017 10:00 - 16:00
Where:Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

Blockchain has emerged as a disruptive technology not only through crypto-currency but also in the field of smart contracts. The features of Blockchain technology – decentralised and trustless ledgers recording transactions across a peer-to-peer network – create the potential to remove corruption by providing transparency as well as accountability.

This could impact not only the financial sector but also other fields such as supply chain management, digital identity, smart contracts and much more. The initiatives, in which the technology is used to distribute and trace aid funding, provide and manage IDs in refugee camps, or create trustworthy land registries, are examples of the utility of Blockchain technology, but they also highlight the risks, such as privacy protection.

Blockchain4SDGs workshop

The Blockchain4SDGs interdisciplinary workshop aims at bringing together experts in the fields of development and humanitarianism with experts on Blockchain technology. Participants will jointly explore the implications of Blockchain - its possibilities and limitations - in these fields and discuss how the technology can be used to address the Sustainable Development Goals.

Workshop format

  • Introduction to Blockchain for SDGs
  • Lightning Talks
  • Breakout discussion groups
  • Presentation of discussions
  • Wrap-up session


Date and time: Friday December 1, 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm
Location: Leeuwarden, the Netherlands
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