Building credit with blockchain at the base of the economic pyramid

  • Crowdlending platform Kiva and the government of Sierra Leone on Wednesday launched Sierra Leone’s National Digital Identity Platform, which allows individuals to link their national identity numbers to digital transactions, including healthcare, social and financial services.

Fifty Years’ $50 million fund signals tech’s turn toward impact

  • Fifty Years, the mission-driven San Francisco venture capital firm, has two impact strategies: finding tech entrepreneurs tackling the world’s biggest problems, and reshaping global capital flows by showing such companies can be huge successes.

On the frontiers of Impact tech: 21st century moonshots for people and the planet

  • Reversing climate change while ensuring that people thrive is the 21st century’s biggest challenge. Tech breakthroughs like lab-grown protein, mobile credit and insurance, and genome editing for vaccines will be key.