Chainlink Partners with UNICEF Innovation Fund to Support Blockchain-Enabled Applications in Emerging Markets

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Chainlink Partners with UNICEF Innovation Fund to Support Blockchain-Enabled Applications in Emerging Markets

The Chainlink Community Grant Program provides financial resources to the many development teams and researchers building a more functional, accessible, and socially impactful Chainlink Network. We encourage talented individual developers and development teams to apply to the grant program here, or if you are a researcher and want to collaborate, contact us.

As part of our Social Impact Initiative centered around our mission of creating a more economically fair world using smart contracts, we actively support projects that share this goal of applying cryptographically enforced systems in a manner that is driven less by vague brand promises and more by the value that institutions and individuals actually provide. As part of furthering this initiative, we’re excited to award a grant to support the UNICEF Innovation Fund, a pooled fund designed to finance startups building early stage, open-source technology that address key global challenges; and the UNICEF CryptoFund, a new financial vehicle allowing UNICEF to receive, hold, and disburse cryptocurrency. The Chainlink Community Grant will go towards supporting the startups building blockchain-based solutions that UNICEF works with by offering funding, mentorship, and access to our expertise.

Some of the specific objectives of the Chainlink’s grant to support the UNICEF Innovation Fund and CryptoFund are:

  • Finance early-stage, free, and open-source blockchain-enabled software, specifically designed to benefit emerging markets by fostering technological leaps that lead to major advancements in overall quality of life.
  • Provide domain-specific expertise and additional resources to support blockchain-focused startups working with UNICEF’s CryptoFund.
  • Accelerate blockchain as a force for good by expanding the capabilities of startups building solutions for populations where innovative applications are most needed.

Launched in 2016, UNICEF’s Innovation Fund enables UNICEF to learn from and shape markets of emerging technology by investing in and supporting companies in spaces such as blockchain, virtual and augmented reality, ...

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