Once again a meeting gets punctuated with the mention of blockchain, followed by much nodding and agreement and, maybe, a little less understanding. There is a lot of hype behind it at the moment, with some announcing ‘The future of world food aid arrived’ and “the potential for blockchain as a tool for social change is overwhelming.”
Blockchain certainly offers opportunities and potential value to the humanitarian sector such as the recent Disberse test by the StartNetwork, but how much of this hype is warranted? What about other technologies?
I decided to have a bit of fun and find out. I crowdsourced a list of technologies via twitter
The story continues at its source: Humanitarian Technology Hype 2018 – Simon B Johnson – Medium