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AID:Tech – Finalist for DigitalAgenda Impact Awards 2018 1024 579 Aid.Technology

AID:Tech – Finalist for DigitalAgenda Impact Awards 2018

AID:Tech has been selected as a finalist in the Financial Inclusion category for the 2018 DigitalAgenda Impact Awards. Sponsored by Nominet Trust, our work is being recognised as part of the Financial Inclusion category. This is an immense achievement for us, where the progress of our work in driving social and financial…

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Nominet Trust 100 Turns 5 – AID:TECH 1024 579 Aid.Technology

Nominet Trust 100 Turns 5 – AID:TECH

In 2016, AID:Tech was announced a winner of the DigitalAgenda’s Impact Awards (in the Social and Economic Transformation Category) sponsored by Nominet Trust. Nominet Trust recently celebrated  five years of NT100, where we caught up to give an update on how AID:Tech initiatives are growing since our 2016 feature. Here is a link to…

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By the International Development Research Center (IDRC) – Unpacking the disruptive potential of blockchain technology for human development 1024 579 Aid.Technology

By the International Development Research Center (IDRC) – Unpacking the disruptive potential of blockchain technology for human development

By Raúl Zambrano, International expert on technology and development, New York and supported by the International Development Research Center (IDRC), Canada. This white paper throughly explores the potential of Blockchain technology in the development context. It provides an overview to a series of application currently available in a non-technical fashion and one of…

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AID:Tech and IFRC – a winning combination at ISDB’s Fintech Islamic Finance Challenge 1024 579 Aid.Technology

AID:Tech and IFRC – a winning combination at ISDB’s Fintech Islamic Finance Challenge

In November 2017, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC), together with AID:Tech and International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) submitted a join application that promotes the traceability and transparency of Islamic social financing by leveraging Blockchain technology to the Islamic Development Bank’s Fintech Islamic…

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‘AID:Tech – a good news story’ at the World Economic Forum 1024 579 Aid.Technology

‘AID:Tech – a good news story’ at the World Economic Forum

Last week, AID:Tech enjoyed the fantastic experience of being part of the World Economic Forum. Blockchain in the Development and Humanitarian Context: Use Cases & Vision This year at Davos, we partnered with Citi, Innovation Norway, the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC), NetHope, The Rockefeller Foundation and United Nations…

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CEO Joseph Thompson – Real Leaders’ 100 Visionary Leaders 1024 579 Aid.Technology

CEO Joseph Thompson – Real Leaders’ 100 Visionary Leaders

Real Leaders has named AID:Tech CEO Joseph Thompson one of its 100 Visionary Leaders inspiring our future. 100 Visionary Leaders shares a range of stories, from entrepreneurs to citizens to celebrities – documenting people’s achievements that began with a simple idea. Joseph’s vision is to tackle some of the world’s…

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As They Say, ‘Follow the Money’ – DEM+ND ASME Global Development Review 1024 579 Aid.Technology

As They Say, ‘Follow the Money’ – DEM+ND ASME Global Development Review

By Jessica Pothering, available on DEM+ND ASME Global Development Review “2016 was the first year where online donations overtook regular donations,” Curran says. “ Discussing the need for traceability and transparency when dealing with donations, Danny Curran, the Head of Fundraising and Commercial Service at the Irish Red Cross gives…

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AID:Tech has joined UNHCR’s #WithRefugees Coalition 1024 579 Aid.Technology

AID:Tech has joined UNHCR’s #WithRefugees Coalition

As a result of war or human rights violations, 65.6 million individuals have been forcibly displaced worldwide by the end of 2016. Among them are nearly 22.5 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. The 2016 New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, signed on…

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USAID Report: Identity in a Digital Age 925 523 Aid.Technology

USAID Report: Identity in a Digital Age

Identity in a Digital Age: Infrastructure for Inclusive Development Click to view full report Understanding Different Roles in Shaping a Sustainable and Inclusive Global ID System   ‘ID is far more than just a card with a name and a photograph. ID technologies sit at the interface between the power…

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AID:Tech Joins Mastercard’s Start Path Program 925 523 Aid.Technology

AID:Tech Joins Mastercard’s Start Path Program

AID:Tech Joins Mastercard Start Path for Strategic Development, Operational Support & Commercial Access   https://twitter.com/aidtechnology/status/935931420547211264 As part of the program, AID:Tech was invited to showcase our Blockchan technology at the the Mastercard LAC Forum 2017. The program and the forum brought together the brightest minds – to share ideas and create roadmaps…

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At The 2017 UNDP Responsible Business Forum (RBF) – ‘Accelerating SDG Action: Measurement, Performance and Impact’ 925 523 Aid.Technology

At The 2017 UNDP Responsible Business Forum (RBF) – ‘Accelerating SDG Action: Measurement, Performance and Impact’

21-23 November 2017 | Marina Bay Sands, Singapore AID:Tech CEO, Joseph Thompson, joined the sixth edition of the UNDP Responsible Business Forum (RBF), held in Singapore, as one of a number of speakers, to showcase the company’s technology and how it is actively delivering impact to meet the UN’s Sustainable…

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BlockTribune: Blockchain Industry Growing in Ireland, with Keith Fingleton 925 523 Aid.Technology

BlockTribune: Blockchain Industry Growing in Ireland, with Keith Fingleton

22 November 2017 | Author: Bruce Haring | Blockchain, Education, FinTech Blockchain Industry Growing in Ireland An interview with Keith Fingleton, the Chief Technology Advisor within the Financial Services Division in the IDA, Ireland’s investment promotion agency, on the boom of fintech and, in particular, Blockchain in Ireland. “We have…

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The Business Post: Using Blockchain to Trace International Aid 925 523 Aid.Technology

The Business Post: Using Blockchain to Trace International Aid

19 November 2017 | Author: Elaine O’Regan | Business “His own experience raising funding for an international charity proved so disappointing that it prompted the Dublin-based software developer Joseph Thompson to develop a payment platform that could track where exactly donations go after they have been given to charities.” Original…

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AID:Tech Named National Winner of StartUp Europe Awards (SEUA) 925 523 Aid.Technology

AID:Tech Named National Winner of StartUp Europe Awards (SEUA)

AID:Tech has been named the national winner of the Social category and will go on to represent Ireland on the European level. It is a great honour for AID:Tech to be recognised for the work that we are doing. Since day one we have sought to bring social and financial…

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AID:Tech on This Week in Startups with Jason Calacanis 925 523 Aid.Technology

AID:Tech on This Week in Startups with Jason Calacanis

AID:Tech COO & CO-Founder, Niall Dennehy, speaks with Jason Calacanis on This Week in Startups   Check out our segment below. https://youtu.be/TRngOFd-Uuc You can also watch the whole episode on the This Week in Startups website here. Alternatively, listen to the episode via Soundcloud. This Week in Startups is hosted by…

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AID:Tech Joined Digital Irish in New York – ‘How Blockchain will Disrupt your Industry’ 925 523 Aid.Technology

AID:Tech Joined Digital Irish in New York – ‘How Blockchain will Disrupt your Industry’

Organised by Digital Irish, AID:Tech joined Gecko Governance, arc-net and keynote speaker, Cristina Dolan, founder and CEO of Insidechains to discuss what to expect of Blockchain technology and how to make the most of opportunities ahead. Digital Irish – Read More The event took place in New York and was…

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AID:Tech Participates in Ireland’s First Ever Legal Hackathon by Matheson 925 523 Aid.Technology

AID:Tech Participates in Ireland’s First Ever Legal Hackathon by Matheson

The two-day event was hosted by Matheson, in partnership with Deloitte, IBM and the Dublin City University Ryan Academy. As part of Matheson’s Smart Programme, the event focused on Blockchain technology and the business opportunities it brings. The event invited Matheson employees to pitch and develop ideas based on Blockchain technology during…

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FRANCE 24: AID:Tech’s Blockchain-based Digital Identity 925 523 Aid.Technology

FRANCE 24: AID:Tech’s Blockchain-based Digital Identity

AID:Tech mentioned by Guillaume Grallet on FRANCE 24. Check out our segment on the channel’s #Tech24 show. https://youtu.be/Tn5pp6xyLtE France 24 is a 24-hour international news and current affairs television network, based in Paris. Tech 24 explores the digital revolution taking place across the world and regularly checks out the latest technological trends.…

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AID:Tech Receives the James Wolfensohn Game Changer Award from Christine Lagarde at the IMF 925 523 Aid.Technology

AID:Tech Receives the James Wolfensohn Game Changer Award from Christine Lagarde at the IMF

AID:Tech is also incredibly proud to have been recipients of awards from Mastercard & Clifford Chance. On the afternoon of 2nd Oct, a series of awards were announced at Citi’s Tech for Integrity (T4I) event hosted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC. Citi – The James Wolfensohn Game Changer Award…

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AID:Tech CEO, Joseph Thompson, Attends the 72nd UN General Assembly as UN SDG Pioneer 925 523 Aid.Technology

AID:Tech CEO, Joseph Thompson, Attends the 72nd UN General Assembly as UN SDG Pioneer

This year, the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly took place from 12th-25th September.The theme of the general debate this year is “Focusing on people: striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet”. AID:Tech CEO, Joseph Thompson, was invited to participate in a series of events…

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Interview: Fintech Connect X AID:Tech 925 523 Aid.Technology

Interview: Fintech Connect X AID:Tech

‘Ahead of FinTech Connect Live 2017, we caught up with Joseph Thompson, CEO of AID:Tech, who will be speaking on ‘Harnessing the power of digital identities to propel financial inclusion‘ during our Day 2 Blockchain Finance conference in December.’ Read More

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MAS named AID:Tech as finalist of 2017 Global FinTech Hackcelerator by KPMG Digital Village 925 523 Aid.Technology

MAS named AID:Tech as finalist of 2017 Global FinTech Hackcelerator by KPMG Digital Village

In May 2017, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) published a catalogue of 100 problem statements gathered from the financial industry and invited the global FinTech community to develop new and innovative solutions to any of the problems. MAS received 580 submissions from over 40 countries. We are proud to…

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AID:Tech CEO Joseph Thompson named UN SDG Pioneer 2017 925 523 Aid.Technology

AID:Tech CEO Joseph Thompson named UN SDG Pioneer 2017

Every year, a group of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Pioneers is identified to show recognition for individuals whose work champions sustainability and are leading the way to be a force for good. AID:Tech’s CEO & Co-founder, Joseph Thompson, has been named as one of only ten UN’s SDG pioneer this…

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Microsoft EU Policy Blog: Building Blocks for More Transparent Aid Delivery 925 523 Aid.Technology

Microsoft EU Policy Blog: Building Blocks for More Transparent Aid Delivery

5 September 2017 | Author: Niall Dennehy How AID:Tech uses Digital Identity based on Blockchain technology to ensure transparency and efficiency when delivering digital entitlements. ‘Ultimately, our technology aims to put individuals back in the driving seat, giving them agency over their own lives – whether that’s over their grocery…

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AID:Tech named Global Innovator by EXPO 2020 Dubai 925 523 Aid.Technology

AID:Tech named Global Innovator by EXPO 2020 Dubai

AID:Tech has been awarded $100,000 Grant from the Government of Dubai. As a Global Innovator of EXPO 2020 Dubai, AID:Tech will use the grant to deploy Blockchain technology in a groundbreaking project in Jordan. Using technology to provide people with a legal identity is hugely important. And what is amazing…

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Dublin Globe: How Ireland Is Nurturing The Blockchain For The Future 925 523 Aid.Technology

Dublin Globe: How Ireland Is Nurturing The Blockchain For The Future

28 November 2016 | Author: Jonathan Keane | Big Reads “In November more than 130 blockchain enthusiasts and developers converged on Dublin City University for Europe’s biggest Blockchain Hackathon.” “Ireland could potentially be a core location for blockchain startups and development. It’s a space that’s moving very quickly, so Irish-based…

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