Netexplo Award Winners 2017

The 10 most significant digital innovations worldwide, as spotted by the Netexplo University Network and selected by Netexplo experts.
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Bitnation Refugee Emergency Response (BRER)

Blockchain gives refugees an official identity
What is it?

An official identity for refugees through the Blockchain. With Bitnation
Refugee Emergency Response (BRER) individuals with no official ID can
obtain one through a QR code. This identity is verified by other family
members to create a Web of trust. Refugees can also obtain a Bitcoin
payment card that does not require a bank account.

What difference does it make?

BitNation wants to provide paperless citizenship and all the institutions
and administrative statuses - marriage etc. – that go with it. This raises
the question of what citizenship means in the digital era.
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Netexplo Award Winners 2017