A Branch of the UN Just Launched Its First Large-Scale Ethereum Test

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A Branch of the UN Just Launched Its First Large-Scale Ethereum Test

For the next month, cryptographically unique coupons representing an undisclosed number of Jordanian dinars will be sent to dozens of shops in five refugee camps across the nation. Then, instead of using a smartphone or a paper wallet to access the funds, recipients will rely on yet another emerging technology.

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A call to action: how you can help solve America’s homelessness crisis

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A call to action: how you can help solve America’s homelessness crisis

Homelessness is reaching levels that should not be tolerated in one of the richest countries in the world. California is home to one-fifth of the nation’s homeless people. Hawaii has a higher per-capita rate of homelessness than any other state. Portland and Seattle have declared a state of emergency as they would for a natural disaster.

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Could special economic zones be a win-win for refugees and host countries alike?

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Could special economic zones be a win-win for refugees and host countries alike?

Less than 1 percent of refugees are resettled to third countries, and those that flee to neighbouring countries to a conflict are normally confined to camps, where they aren’t given access to formal labour markets, are not legally allowed to work and are not legally allowed to start their own businesses, except in rare circumstances.

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