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How could #blockchain be applied in the fight against #corruption? We take a closer look:

Voting could also be revolutionised by blockchain, particularly in countries with high levels of corruption where voting processes are often subject to fraud. With FollowMyVote , for example, voters install a digital voting booth on their computer, submit their identification and get verified with voter registries. They can then submit their ballot to a blockchain-based ballot box while remaining anonymous using private keys. Some pilot programmes are testing the viability of blockchain in transactions for distributing humanitarian aid. In 2017, the World Food Programme (WFP) began distributing food vouchers at a refugee camp in Jordan using the Ethereum blockchain. Food vouchers are assigned to refugees, who access them in supermarkets inside the camp using biometric data. So far, the WFP has transferred over US$1.4 million in food vouchers to 10,500 refugees, and plans t...

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