Blockchain’s potential extends to poverty busting

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When women and girls in Afghanistan were barred from attending schools, many resorted to online courses to continue their education.

Blockchain, with its public accessibility and pseudonymity, could help them obtain globally recognised tamper-proof and portable credentials.

It has the potential to transform education by resolving infrastructural and institutional-related costs typically faced by less developed and geographically remote communities. 

But blockchain’s ability to empower women striving to escape poverty goes beyond education. It can improve social inclusion by granting equal opportunities to every individual regardless of background and status. 

Blockchain technology provides women with financial inclusion and entrepreneurial opportunities to gain independence and self-sufficiency. 

It offers small business owners affordable and efficient cross-border payments, and can help women gain access to previously unavailable finance.

Period17 Oct 2022 → 19 Oct 2022

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