Microsoft New York and MIT Media Lab presented a 70-minute report called #Blockchain4good this week. Speakers included Brian Forde, MIT Media Lab director of digital currency and former senior technology adviser at the White House, and John Paul Farmer, director of technology and civic innovation at Microsoft. They led discussions on using the blockchain for fraud-free voting, storage of identities, response to natural disasters and a public ledger of properties such as land. Other speakers, including Chelsea Barabas, Ann Sim, Ryan Shea and Peter Kirby, focused on introducing the blockchain’s capability to decrease the amount of money spent annually on identity theft and records. Civic Infrastructure Sim, from international design and consulting firm IDEO, introduced the idea of frictionless transfer, […]
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