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Gold smuggler's gait gives him away as Paypal launches price action moon mission: Bad crypto news of the week by Cointelegraph By Joel Comm on October 24, 2020 at 7:18 pm Check out this week’s Bad Crypto podcast. Ethereum researcher Virgil Griffith files motion to dismiss North Korea conspiracy charge by Cointelegraph By Andrew Thurman on October 24, 2020 at 5:10 pm Griffith argues that because his April 2019 conference presentation consisted of widely-available public information, he was not providing a "service" to North Korean officials Cybercrime task force monitoring…

Digital Identity – SDG 16.9: Providing legal identity for all

Provide Universal Legal Identity

Use cases related to Digital Identity are foundational for the success of most if not all use cases directly and will contribute towards SDG 16.9, i.e. “providing legal identity for all, including birth registration”. We have the right to be recognized as a person before the law. It is our universal human right[1] to be able to prove who we are in trusted and reliable ways while maintaining our privacy and security of data. Use cases for Digital Identity will benefit all SDGs.  The SDG 16, indicator 16.9 says that…

UNECE and SDG Lab facilitate UN inter-agency exchange on blockchain for the SDGs

Blockchain, a form of Distributed Ledger Technology, is providing new frontiers of innovation for sustainable development through decentralized authentication processes secured by cryptography. Blockchain technologies have developed rapidly over the last few years and have the potential to transform fundamental mechanisms that define the economy. Many UN agencies have seen the potential of this technology and are exploring how it can help achieve different outcomes to support implementation of the 2030 Agenda. It is therefore opportune for inter-agency actors in this space to connect and engage together, share their experiences…

How blockchains can tackle the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Post by: Rob Gear Blockchain is fundamentally a technology of trust, but transformative possibilities to benefit society more broadly are emerging. One area of blockchain’s potential that excites me is in helping capitalise on the $12 trillion opportunity of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We’re a partner of the UN Global Compact’s Project Breakthrough, which is helping companies embed sustainability in the innovation pipeline to tackle the SDGs. As part of this, we researched and wrote a series of executive briefs on how disruptive technologies could help organisations do…