Blockchain technology has become synonymous with cryptocurrencies and the related ecosystem. This has included applications in DeFi and NFTs which have blown up in popularity in recent years.
However, blockchain technology has also been applied in other sectors outside of finance, particularly in Africa, a part of the world that is associated with big problems.
Here are 4 examples showing how African countries and organizations are putting the blockchain to use to solve some of the continent’s hardest problems.
Enabling All-in-One Citizen Identity Card – Kenya
Kenya’s government is rolling out an ambitious project that will enable Kenyans to receive services using just one card.
Huduma Namba, which translates to Service Number, is the Kenyan Government’s idea to introduce a single identity number and card system that can help to improve service access and delivery to citizens.
Registrations that will be harmonized into ONE Huduma Number include:
√ Registration and replacement of ID Card
√ Application and renewal…