Blockchain for Social Impact


Here you'll find a variety of research publications, case studies, and articles covering how blockchain technologies are being applied to social and environmental issues.

Research & News

Here you'll find a collection of articles, reports, academic papers, and much more - all with the goal of helping you stay as informed as possible in terms of how blockchain is being leveraged to create social impact. 


Ethereum's Future

By the end of this article, you’re going to understand blockchains in general (and Ethereum, a next-generation blockchain platform, in particular) well enough to decide what they mean to your life.

- ConsenSys

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Blockchain Applications in Energy Trading

Firms are dealing with greater requirements for reporting, transparency, and dissemination of data. Costs have gone up and revenues have gone down. This technology really gets to the core of all those issues.

 - Deloitte

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Blockchain's Impact on Charities and Philanthropies

Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology have some fascinating features that could have a huge impact on charities and charitable giving. In this series of videos based on three discussion papers, the Charities Aid Foundation explores what this impact might be.




Solve at MIT

May 8 - 10, 2017

Solve at MIT is the annual flagship Solve event, which takes place on MIT's campus. Solvers present their solutions to Solve challenges, and participate in workshops with Solve members to develop partnerships to pilot and implement the solutions.

World Economic Forum Industry Strategy Meeting

June 7-8, 2017

The World Economic Forum’s Industry Strategy Meeting convenes the community of Industry Strategy Officers, a group of senior executives chosen by their companies to contribute to shaping the industry and global agendas.

This year, the meeting aims to define and shape the outlook for industries, identify where sectors can work together for economic and societal benefit, and explore how industries can shift from managing disruption to pioneering new models of responsible capitalism – particularly in light of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Consensus 2017

May 22 - 24, 2017

CoinDesk is proud to present our 3rd annual blockchain technology summit, May 22-24, 2017 at the New York Marriott Marquis. Consensus 2017 will feature 100+ speakers and 2,000+ attendees from the leading industry startups, investors, financial institutions, enterprise tech leaders, and academic and policy groups who are building the foundations of the blockchain and digital currency economy.



Blockchain Education Network

The Blockchain Education Network (BEN) is made up of students and alumni across the world who are creating bitcoin and blockchain clubs on their academic campuses. By exploring this socioeconomic experiment within the safety of their peers, students build new expectations and innovations. In aggregate, the combined effort of all these clubs creates a rich web of interconnected blockchain hubs across the world. Learn more here

ConsenSys Blog

News, education, and leading innovations from leaders in the blockchain industry can all be found here.