Blockchain for Good, the second event we hosted at the House of Switzerland in Davos during the World Economic Forum, focused on specific blockchain projects which are delivering real solutions to improve living cnodicitions, reconstruct Ukraine and helping reach the most vulnerable. An event that combined the Swiss humanitarian tradition and its innovative spirit.
The future of Ukraine and the role of Blockchain
Oleg Polovynko, Chief Information Officer of Kyiv held an impressive and moving opening keynote. He shared Kyiv’s experiences, a city fighting for survival, and outlined how future-ready digital technologies can help cities stay resilient even when facing the toughest challenges, during a war.
Anna Derevyanko, explained the resilience of the people of Ukraine and how they are working and adapting. They are open for investment and its people are eager to continue delivering top performance.
Frederik Gregaard, CEO of the Cardano Foundation presented the staking project together with Switzerland for UNHCR fundraising initiative [WRFGS], and shared valuable strong points on the importance of education for technology adoption.
Carmen Hett, the UN Refugee Agency's treasurer, talked about a cash-based assistance project using blockchain, which helps people forced to flee on the ground. Thanks to Tori Samples we learned a lot about the impressive project which is led in cooperation with Stellar Development Foundation and Circle.
This panel was moderated by Marcin Piatkowski. He adedd some fantastic insights to tha panel, thanks to his experience in economics, politics, and social challenges, with a strong understanding of the Ukraine refugee challenges and technology implications.
The challenges of the unbanked
How can decentralized technology ensure that funds reach the right people securely and transparently?
Sameer Chauhan, Director of the UNICC, held the opening speech to the second panel. He shared some of the many projects being developed, including the UN employees and developing IDs for vulnerable groups. He opened the discussion of the unbanked.
Shogo Ishida and Mathias Ruch elaborated on how tech can help thrive in Africa, how the continent when given support, can become a hub for innovation, and both are acting with investments, education, and providing opportunities for this to happen.
Benedikt Wechsler carries the Swiss innovative spirit and looks into redefining policies and practices for innovation, having a clear idea of the ethics and responsibilities to the planet.
Allison Fromm described the Swiss focus on privacy and consent for identity data, and shared what DIDAS is doing to promote the country's decentralized identity industry and legislation; an important subject, even for the "banked".
This panel was moderated by Dr. Mihaela Ulieru who always is searching for solutions to use technology to improve the state of the world.