Weekly Roundup 11/9/17

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Blockchain

From the healthcare sector to the banking industry, blockchain is frequently being considered as a tool to streamline processes and create more secure systems. Blockchain has also been used for economic empowerment; it has helped women farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa counteract gender bias and establish their economic identities. Specifically, in the Asia-Pacific region, blockchain offers the opportunity to combat corruption and promote transparent institutions. By creating a public record of transactions, blockchain can shine some light on shadow practices, streamline record keeping, and be a powerful tool in supporting accountable, transparent institutions.

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