Getting inspired is step #1 for citizens take action. This is why MakeSense organised the first event in Europe around the social impact of the Blockchain technology, featuring 3 social innovators from 3 continents.
The 150+ attendees – and 5k people online- got first-hand testimony on how the Blockchain technology can leverage sustainable solutions for three global challenges : democracy building, grassroots philanthropy and State modernization.
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Connie Gallipi, founder of BitGive. The San Francisco-based startup rolls-out a donation tracking service to overcome the lack of trust towards NGO fund management. Built upon the Bitcoin Blockchain, this innovation is open-source.
Jean-Marc LeRoux, founder of Cocorico, built a Blockchain-powered e-voting system for the citizen community LaPrimaire.org. More than 100k+ casted their voted through the platform resulting in the widest use-case of Blockchain technology for voting.
The Blockchain is the game-changer e-voting has been waiting for 20 years. It will reshape our political habits
Kariappa Bheemaiah, columnist for Wired and HBR, showcased its work on the modernisation of the public IT infrastructure, with a focus on Universal Basic Income.
For the attendees, these events are the first stop of their MakeSense engagement journey which will bring them opportunities to create their own solutions. 6 weeks later, we have 15 of the attendees coming to a brand new workshop and ideating Blockchain solutions for the SDGs.
Like for the launch of the 3rd edition of the our program with Cisco , the MakeSense community organise events showcasing the power of technology to achieve the SDGs.