Some really great news for a start up I have been working with for some time now, https://aid.technology/ Aid:Tech has been selected as one of three finalists in the Fintech category of the Irish Times Innovation Awards: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/irish-times-innovation-awards-finalists-original-thinkers-from-all-sectors-1.2663210.
Per Irish Times citation: "Aid:tech is an Irish start-up tech firm using the Blockchain system to help aid agencies and NGOs control and manage the distribution of international aid. Its system already delivered aid to 500 Syrian refugees in Lebanon. The firm’s system significantly overcomes the risk of fraud, a major problem with the distribution of aid funds."
In simple terms, Aid:Tech is the largest blockchain (private blockchain, as opposed to Bitcoin or other e-coins) application for provision of services in international development and aid areas in the world. Aid:Tech platform is now fully developed and ready for engaging with our partners in the global NGO sector. It has been field-tested in a series of trials, including a pilot in Lebanon, mentioned by the Irish Times.
We will be announcing some major forthcoming business and platform news over the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for Aid:Tech.
Last, but not least, all credit for these (and forthcoming) wins is due to our fantastic team!