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Other Applications of Blockchain

An overview of blockchain innovations beyond crypto: foreign aid delivery, worker rights, food supply chains, healthcare, humanitarian efforts, energy

While Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are largely known as representing money, blockchain technology is exciting for its potential to transform much more than finance.

There are multitudinous possible uses for individuals, businesses, financial institutions, and governments:

  • Peer-to-peer transactions
  • Capital markets and trade finance
  • Money laundering protection
  • Insurance
  • Supply chain management
  • Healthcare
  • Realestate
  • Non-profit agencies
  • Media
  • Energy
  • Compliance & regulatory oversight
  • Voting

And much more.

Read at least one article from this list about an innovative use of blockchain technology. Alternatively, share an article of your own choosing.

Discussion: What article did you read? How was blockchain technology used as a tool? Where is one place in your life where you’d like to see blockchain implemented and why?

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