Exploring Opportunities for Blockchain Technology in Financial Inclusion and Sustainable Development

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Exploring Opportunities for Blockchain Technology in Financial Inclusion and Sustainable Development

23 May 2018
Philippines

Blockchain technology is slowly transforming how organizations conduct business. It helps establish and maintain a continuously growing record of transactions, called distributed ledgers, that can be linked and distributed among a network of participants. While blockchain is now used successfully in bitcoin digital currency, it can also potentially assist non-financial sectors such as governance, healthcare, cyber security, and automobiles, among others.  This learning event aims to increase participants' awareness and understanding on blockchain to enable them to pursue projects using this new technology to foster inclusion and sustainable development.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
23 May 2018 Welcome Remarks
23 May 2018 Session 1 Blockchain Foundations
Many people are talking about blockchain but many still do not understand what it is and how it works. Blockchain, a distributed database that contains...
Nicholas Giurietto
23 May 2018 Session 1 Video: Blockchain Foundations
This video provides a detailed description of Blockchain, a distributed database that contains blocks of timestamped transactions linked together in a...
Nicholas Giurietto
23 May 2018 Session 2 Self Sovereign Identity: Converging Forces, Challenges and Opportunities
Self sovereign identity is a system for user control of personal information. It requires consent to sharedata with third parties and a web of signed ...
Hugo O'Connor
23 May 2018 Session 2 Video: Self Sovereign Identity-Converging Forces, Challenges and Opportunities
This session video discusses self sovereign identity,a system for user control of personal information. Ittraces the roots of identity and how technology...
Hugo O'Connor
23 May 2018 Session 3 Partnering with Regulators and Government to Drive Blockchain Adoption
TheAustralian Digital Commerce Association(ADCA) is the industry body that represents Australian businesses participating in the digital economy through...
Nicholas Giurietto
23 May 2018 Session 3 Video: Partnering with Regulators and Government to Drive Blockchain Adoption
This session video shares ADCA's journey, including how it assisted government in 2016, when it prioritizedcountering money laundering and terrorism financing...
Nicholas Giurietto
23 May 2018 Session 4 Cyber Security and Blockchain Innovation
Blockchain can be considered secure but the way it is implemented may not be secure. Many companies fall short in this regard, as many do not have a security...
Trevor Lees
23 May 2018 Stream 1 Money Remittance and Social Transfers Ron Tucker, BitTrade Labs
23 May 2018 Stream 1 Health Care
Blockchain offers many advantages when applied not just in business transactions, but in health care, too. It can faciliate remote consultations with ...
Tal Rapke
23 May 2018 Stream 1 Video: Health Care
This session video discusses how blockchain can facilitate the provision of quality and confidential health care.
Tal Rapke
23 May 2018 Stream 1 Blockchain Infrastructure for Capital Markets
Blockchain is highly advantageous to capital markets. It offers a centralized record of financial data and transactions while removing the need for intermediaries...
John Pellew
23 May 2018 Stream 1 Video: Blockchain Infrastructure for Capital Markets
This session video discusses how blockchain can help organizations increase efficiency, reduce costs, and increase revenues.
John Pellew
23 May 2018 Stream 2 Blockchain in Government Land Titles and Registries
Government transactions are often large-scale and far-reaching, and most of them are paper-based. Traditional transaction methods can be costly, time-...
Katrina Donaghy
23 May 2018 Stream 2 Video: Blockchain in Government Land Titles and Registries
This session video compares the pros and cons of using traditional transaction methods and blockchain technology.
Katrina Donaghy
23 May 2018 Stream 2 Blockchain: Agriculture Value Chain and Food Safety
Food supply chains today have grown bigger and more complex. Blockchain offers ways farmers, buyers, and consumers can benefit from faster transactions...
Bridie Ohlsson
23 May 2018 Stream 2 Video: Blockchain-Agriculture Value Chain and Food Safety
This session video tackles how blockchaincan shape the future of commodities.
Bridie Ohlsson
23 May 2018 Stream 2 Blockchain Solutions for the Global Supply Chain
Food chains have become fragmented and increasingly complex globally. Issues such as food fraud have arose that fraudulently change productcomposition...
Pieter Vandevelde
23 May 2018 Stream 2 Blockchain Solutions for the Global Supply Chain
Blockchain technology can help address issues that make global food chains fragmented and increasingly complex. This learning event aims to increase ...
Pieter Vandevelde
23 May 2018 Opportunity Scoping Facilitated Discussion with ADB Staff on Potential Opportunities
23 May 2018 Conclusion

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