May 24, 2019

New Research Resource: Blockchain Impact Ledger

From the New America Foundation:

Over the last three years, the Blockchain Trust Accelerator has received countless requests for examples of projects that harness blockchain for social impact. Unlike fintech and commercial applications where there is a clear financial imperative to catalogue different use cases, solutions that benefit society are often understudied. Without a trustworthy source of aggregated data about how blockchain is used in social impact projects, it is difficult for organizations interested in leveraging this powerful tool to learn from, and potentially coordinate with, other aligned initiatives.

The Blockchain Impact Ledger was created to fill an information gap in the blockchain for social impact space. This initial version of the Blockchain Impact Ledger is a deliberately early iteration, or a minimum viable product (MVP). It is not yet a comprehensive list of projects, nor has the categorization been completely finalized. The Blockchain Impact Ledger complements research released by the Blockchain Trust Accelerator in the Blueprint for Blockchain and Social Innovation. Together, these two resources will help organizations and social impact leaders think through how to address global challenges with the support of frontier technology.

Direct to the Blockchain Impact Ledger

Direct to Blockchain Trust Accelerator

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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