The original article was posted on Coin Desk on 3 February 2016. Written by Stan Higgins. To read the complete article, click here

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Blockchain technology could provide a solution to issues facing the world’s impoverished children, according to Christopher Fabian, one of the co-founders of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) innovation effort.

In a new interview with CoinDesk, Fabian said that UNICEF has spent months discussing blockchain tech internally and how it can be used to address payments and identity problems in conflict areas.

Potential applications aside, Fabian said that he does not believe the technology is mature enough today to address problems UNICEF aims to solve. Yet, that hasn’t stopped the organization, including its global network of field offices and laboratories, from weighing possible blockchain applications.

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