The Biz: When you think about blockchain startups, you’re probably not thinking about the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP). But the WFP has housed and piloted Building Blocks, which effectively and efficiently provides more meals to those furthest behind while also reducing transaction fees.
The World Food Program: Fighting Hunger With Blockchain by Food Tank (January 2019)
The UN World Food Program’s (WFP) Building Blocks pilot is using blockchain at refugee camps throughout Jordan. Refugees can now enter grocery stores and buy food by simply looking at a small machine by the cash register: an iris scanner that reads refugees’ biometric data, then accurately accesses and spends WFP food vouchers from their linked accounts. Continue Reading.