CRYPTOEVENTS

October 31, 2021, Bitcoin Day

A mysterious, anonymous entity known as “Satoshi Nakamoto” posted a white paper on October 31 2008 entitled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. It was the first time that the concept of Bitcoin entered the world. 

UNU CRYPTO TEAM congratulates the CRYPTO COMMUNITY and all the followers of Satoshi Nakamoto on this anniversary! By your activity you bring the LATEST TECHNOLOGIES, FREEDOM, INDEPENDENCE to our world.

We believe that together with you we will build a wonderful WORLD-

Where even sadness
Is a form of gladness,
Where Fate is Freedom,
Grace and Surprise.

October 24, 2021, UN Day

Ladies and Gentlemen, Inhabitants of planet Earth

 UNU CRYPTO TEAM congratulates all 7,901,594,249 inhabitants of the planet Earth on United Nations Day (UN Day). On October 24, 2021, we celebrate the 76th anniversary of the agreement of our countries to create on Earth a place where all the peoples of the world can come together, discuss common problems and find common solutions that will benefit all of humanity.

UNU CRYPTO TEAM congratulates the CRYPTO COMMUNITY and everyone involved in the CRYPTO INDUSTRY on this holiday! By your activity, you bring to our world the NEWEST TECHNOLOGIES, FREEDOM, INDEPENDENCE for each of the 7,901,594,249   small inhabitants of the small planet Earth.

We believe that together with you we will build a wonderful WORLD-

Where even sadness
Is a form of gladness,
Where Fate is Freedom,
Grace and Surprise.

UN CRYPTOEVENTS

The UNICEF CryptoFund

What is it all about?

Christina Lomazzo, Blockchain Lead & Mehran Hydary, Product Manager

23 December 2020 | www.unicef.org

In October 2019, UNICEF launched the CryptoFund, a new financial vehicle allowing UNICEF to receive, hold, and disburse cryptocurrency – a first for the UN.

The CryptoFund is a pooled fund of bitcoin and ether. It is a part of UNICEF’s Innovation Fund, with the distinction that investments made through the CryptoFund are denominated in crypto. By sharing the public records of crypto transfers, the CryptoFund aspires to create visibility for the donor and the public, adding a layer of transparent accounting to the donation and investment processes. The CryptoFund is a prototype fund for UNICEF to explore the use of digital currencies, and what it means to operate in a digitally-financed future.

Why Cryptocurrency?

In addition, over the past few years we’ve seen the increased desire for donors to contribute using cryptocurrency and to see their donation used as cryptocurrency (ie. not have it converted to local fiat currency). Why’s that? By keeping crypto in its native form, UNICEF, donors, recipients, and the public can track where the money is going and how it is being spent, providing an unprecedented level of transparency in the funding and NGO space. From the investment side, when cryptocurrency is being used to transfer value to companies, UNICEF is then able to track where the funds are being spent. In keeping crypto crypto, transfers can be made to investees around the world in under a few minutes for under a few dollars. In the context of our Venture Fund, cryptocurrency is an additional way for UNICEF to make investments into early-stage startups in emerging and developing economies. If you’re not familiar with our Venture Fund structure at UNICEF, you can learn more here.

Investments to Date

At the one-year anniversary of the launch of the CryptoFund, UNICEF has made 12 investments into startups across eight countries. Investments have been made in startups working on data science, extended reality & virtual reality, artificial intelligence and blockchain solutions.

If you’re interested in learning more about startups that have received crypto investment from UNICEF, check them out here.

Supporting the CryptoFund with New Tools – Introducing Juniper
Our team sought out to create a set of tools that could be used at UNICEF to explain why and how cryptocurrencies are flowing through the organisation (see donations coming see and track donations to startups). Furthermore, we wanted to create a set of tools that could be used not only at UNICEF, but at any organisation that is looking to interact with cryptocurrencies… enter Juniper.

Juniper is a set of tools to help public sector organisations use cryptocurrencies. They are a suite of web applications that have been created and validated by UNICEF and the cryptocurrency ecosystem. There is a visualisation website, a portfolio tool, and extensive research around the custodianship of cryptocurrencies. The tools help organisations track and monitor cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ether in a user-friendly and transparent manner.

Juniper - Visualisation Tool

The visualisation tool is a web application that was created to help the general public understand how and why UNICEF is using cryptocurrencies (and the CryptoFund). The application is currently deployed here.

Juniper - Portfolio Tool

The portfolio tool is a web application that was created to help the different teams at UNICEF understand how cryptocurrencies are flowing through the organisation. It reduces the barrier to entry for someone new to the cryptocurrency world to start understanding some of the key fundamentals (e.g. wallets and transactions) and how it is relevant to an organisation. The code for the platform is available here.

UNICEF Innovation
Juniper is a set of tools to help public sector organisations use cryptocurrencies.

Now what?

UNICEF is currently working with UN agencies and government organisations to roll out Juniper to have these organisations also interact with cryptocurrencies.

Over the next few months, we will continue to work closely with our users and interested organisation to improve the products that we are creating to make them easier to use for countries, users, and people around the world.

23 декабря 2020 г. | www.unicef.org