b4H operates on the premise that innovative technologies are not by themselves sufficient to transform the development landscape in places where they are needed most. They need to be sustained by innovative business models that are rooted in the social context of disadvantaged but vibrant communities.
We are continuously searching for partners, collaborators, like-minded individuals and organizations that share our values, believe in the power of the technology and feel passionate about transforming the world for the better.
Blockchain for Humanity (b4H) is a not-for-profit foundation with the mission to drive the adoption of emerging technologies that can offer a positive social impact. The NGO focus on the intersection between social innovation and purpose-driven development and recognizes that it will be a collective force4good and a pro-sociality mindset that will lead us to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals Agenda for 2030.
Contribute to the construction of a world and society that is more transparent, fair and inclusive through Emerging Technologies.
We have been around since the early applications of Blockchain and believe in the universal impact capabilities of Emerging Technologies. Our mission is simple, we aspire to drive the adoption of these technologies by advocating, connecting the dots, and scaling innovative concepts that aim to address gaps in society and protect the environment.
Our impact approach takes 3 main areas of focus. All our initiatives are within these key areas of support:
The b4H foundation takes pride in working closely with inspiring entrepreneurs who want to make a difference in the world. Here are some of the initiatives our b4H is actively supporting.
A yearly award is presented at the Latin American Bitcoin conference, recognizing purpose-driven development that creates valid Blockchain Use Cases solving systemic problems and demonstrating the use of #Blockchain4Impact. b4H seeks to identify innovation that advances the 2030 agenda of the UN's SDGs.
The 'Call for Applications' closes end of September prior to the year’s award edition that is revealed in December. Learn more and Apply.
Recipients of the b4H Awards are automatically enrolled in the Catalyzer Program. b4H defines a work plan with the team and introduces its ecosystem to support the awardees in the development of sustainable business models, validated use cases, and strategies for reaching scalable solutions.
There are two types of awards:
Given to High Potential Initiatives that show a strong use case with a clear problem-solution fit. One of the goals is to secure the projects can reach implementation.
Considered an inspiration for the ‘Dreamers,’ recognized for their concept, progress and impact on Humanity. These are generally more established projects that can benefit from Ecosystem support.
In a continuous search for ways in which we can create prosperity for developing Communities around the world, we found the use case where Blockchain technology can address problems related to instability of local economies, financial exclusion, vulnerability to a crisis (pandemics) and lack of liquidity.
Inspired by the work of Grassroots Economics in Kenya, we advocate and actively support the implementation of Community Currencies to create prosperity for marginalized and fragile Communities.
Communities are using a credit system with inbuilt incentive mechanisms that can reward contributors in the network.
The key to tech adoption is EDUCATION. The key to prosperity is EDUCATION. The key to a more equitable world is EDUCATION.
In collaboration with multiple institutions, b4h continuously works on the development of educational programs and training material to offer online courses. Our aim is to create the tools that facilitate and raise awareness on alternative solutions and system and economics models that leverage the blockchain components.
A collaborative, multi-stakeholder approach is embedded in our activities. We encourage alignment and multi-sector collaboration towards implementing solutions addressing the UN’s SDGs. We believe the only way to create systemic impact is when the work is done in collaboration with key stakeholders in our ecosystem.
WE ARE INSPIRED BY THE REMARKABLE PROJECTS THAT HAVE STARTED THIS JOURNEY
Most projects are innovating with solutions to be implemented locally, but we aim to create scalability for global adoption. Some of the categories as follow:
CRITERIA BY WHICH WE ASSESS APPLICATIONS
Our goal is to support a pipeline that transitions projects to their next stage of development and create collaboration opportunities.
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Join the movement, we support Responsibly Designed blockchain solutions
Social entrepreneurs that start their social innovation journey using Blockcahin tehcnology
Business, Legal, and Technical Advisors that can work closely with are welcomed to help teams navigate their way through the Blockchain ecosystem
Join the core team that manages b4H; we welcome a diversity of skill set and Angels to represent b4H in geographical areas
Use your knowledge and experience to serve humanity by mentoring impact blockchain projects.
We started the foundation with an exceptional group of experts in various areas; we continuously seek like-minded mentors that share our values and commitment to scale the use of Blockchain for Global Impact. Just a few hours of your time can make a big difference.
Join the group of early adopters and technology evangelists that stand behind b4H. Each and every one involved in this mission brings industry experience, expertise in most verticals, and a healthy network with an entrepreneurial mindset that propels the ecosystem.