We have all heard about blockchain but, let’s face it, most of us do not really know what it means. This article from NPR takes on the task of explaining in simple words what a blockchain is, how it works and, most importantly, the many ways it can be used. Indeed, when we think of blockchain our mind tends to think of illegal activities, but this article sheds light onto the many positive uses we can give to the technology. It turns out blockchain is one, if not the most secure way of storing data online. If you take the example of a farmer and landowner in rural Haiti who needs to securely store his deed, this technology could quite simply save his livelihood should a natural disaster destroy all his hard copies.

To read more and to learn about how development and humanitarian organisations are looking into the possibilities brought by blockchain, please read the following article: Blockchain Could Be A Force For Good. But First You Have To Understand It

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