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A publication by the Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) looks at the potential of blockchain technology to accelerate progress on the SDGs. The white paper explores the successful use of blockchain in bringing new levels of efficiency and effectiveness to the fields of development aid, supply chain management, renewable energy and economic growth.

The Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development was established in September 2017 to develop a multi-sectoral framework to support the UN system, along with the Member States, intergovernmental organizations, the private sector and civil society in utilizing blockchain-based technologies to develop local, national and global solutions to urgent challenges.

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Launched on 2 March 2018, the publication titled, ‘The Future is Decentralised: Block Chains, Distributed Ledgers and the Future of Sustainable Development,’ aims to demystify blockchain technology and demonstrate real-world applicability of its potential, using case studies and fieldwork. The paper is designed as the first volume in a series of primers to provide policymakers, regulators, and the UN Member States a non-technical introduction to blockchain technology.


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