When people talk about applications for Bitcoin they often talk about “serving the unbanked”. The applications for blockchain in social impact and non-profits are much more diverse than just storing value. Decentralized systems can solve a host of social issues, but they require a critical eye, and continued guidance to make sure they are executed with the end user in mind.
In this interview, I sit down with Ben Siegel, the project lead at ConsenSys Social Impact, which is arguably the largest group of people trying to apply blockchain for social good. We discuss issues as far ranging as how blockchain can protect the rights of citizens, to whether or not self-sovereign identity is attainable in the near term. If you care about social impact and want to know how blockchain can help, give this interview a listen!
About Ben: Ben has contributed to cause driven initiatives, including service on Elizabeth Warren’s campaign. Now Ben heads up ConsenSys’ social impact initiatives and is helping the company explore applications for blockchain in social enterprise.
What you will learn in this episode:
- How blockchain can solve for social issues, and make people-driven systems more secure.
- How you can integrate blockchain into social enterprise and non-profit applications.
- What the limits of blockchain are in the social impact sector.
ConsenSys Social Impact: www.BlockchainForSocialImpact.com
Ben Siegel: @BenLLS
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