According to the Forbes report, the General-Secretory of the United Nations has urged the intergovernmental bodies need to embrace the blockchain technology. António Guterres has been a long-time supporter of this technology. In 2018, he gave a speech highlighting the importance of the technology on an international platform.
“Blockchain can help achieve Sustainable Development Goals.”
António Guterres said that for the United Nations to deliver better on their mandate in the digital age, they need to embrace technologies like blockchain that can help accelerate the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. The technology originally intended to underpin the cryptocurrencies has emerged as a new tech revolution that is being studied and utilized by the world’s top countries.
China is taking the lead in the blockchain technology.
Earlier, Chinese President Xi Jinping endorsed the use of blockchain technology. The country is also supposed to roll out its national digital currency sometime next year. World’s top organizations like UNICEF have also started to accept donations in cryptocurrencies. Even the countries that have opposed the use of cryptocurrencies are embracing the technology behind it.