New Blockchain Project Is Designed to Help Stateless Rohingya Refugees

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 16:12
Alex Dovbnya
Rohingya refugees to use Blockchain
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Blockchain-powered identity cards are going through a testing phase as a part of a new project that aims to allow Rohingya refugees from different countries in Southeast Asia. If proven to be successful, this technology could be a game changer for the Rohingya people who have been recently targeted by Myanmar military during an ethnic cleansing.    

The primal focus of the above-mentioned project is to tackle the problem of financial exclusion by providing access to banking services. It would enable fast and cheap cross-border transactions for stateless Rohingyans. The long-term goal is to secure their legal rights and open doors for education and healthcare. 

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at

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