Paul Currion

Jul 20, 2015

10 min read

AidCoin: a revolution in humanitarian financing


Why is this important?


What are the major challenges?

  • If an aid agency pays its staff, both international and national, in AidCoin, how do those staff redeem that currency for real-world expenditure?
  • If a logistics company receives AidCoin upon delivery of e.g. tarpaulins, how do they use those AidCoins to pay the initial manufacturer of those tarpaulins?
  • How does a merchant in e.g. Myanmar redeem the AidCoin she receives from a refugee to purchase a jerry-can?


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