Unblocked Cash: Piloting Accelerated Cash Transfer Delivery in Vanuatu
- Year: 2020
- Award: World Summit Award
- Category: Inclusion & Empowerment
- Producer: Mathew Temar
- Country: Vanuatu
- URL: https://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/unblocked-cash-piloting-accelerated-cash-transfer-delivery-in-vanuatu-620926
UnBlocked Cash was born in the remote Pacific Island of Vanuatu, and is the world’s first example of a blockchain payment solution that features community-inclusive product iteration, decentralized finance, and blended service delivery across tech, civil society and the humanitarian sector.
UnBlocked Cash is highly suited to the delivery of humanitarian and development aid, but ultimately it represents an open-ended, open source, decentralised payment platform that allows local communities to engage directly in shaping the technology to suit their needs, and own and operate the process of delivering payments – whether or not the world’s humanitarian agencies are present. In addition to being a pathway to scale, this is a high-impact pathway to decentralised localisation and sustainability, enabled by DLT.