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Officials: Data Technology and Syrian Iris

officials: The transaction goes through and a day's rations are secured, according to Vancouver Courier. The data technology that underpins virtual currencies like bitcoin is now also used to deliver aid more efficiently by dramatically lowering the risk of bribes and fraud by local officials a huge, longstanding problem in the industry. The shopkeeper raises a black box to his face and scans the Syrian refugee's iris. The so-called blockchain keeps a record of all transactions and buyers, making sure recipients like Al-Eid get their goods without the added costs of graft or bank transfer fees. The UN's World Food Programme has been testing the use of blockchain technology since 2017 to manage aid for over 100,000 refugees in camps in Jordan, which hosts over 740,000 people from neighbouring countries like war-torn Syria. And donors can track the use of their aid money, all the way to the refugee family it helps survive.article continues below Trending Stories In the news Vancouver brewery openings and craft beer updates Emergency kitten alert 111 cats handed to B.C. SPCA shelter Realtor played 'shell game' in hopes of 1.8M commission on Burnaby lowrise sale judge Vancouver's Doolin's Pub, Belmont Bar, Comfort Inn closing this month for boutique hotel redevelopme It's a very easy process and it doesn't have any complications, says Al-Eid, before taking the food off to his family. ( As reported in the news.