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How blockchain technology could help refugees get citizenship

It shouldn't take extraordinary acts to prove one deserves to be a citizen. Could the blockchain provide an answer?

By Balázs Némethi  

Blockchain technology could provide refugees with a tangible record. Photo: Pexel/Wikimedia Commons/Prospect Composite

What is a person without an identity? For refugees throughout the world and millions classed as officially “stateless”, it is easy to lose sight of the human circumstances that put them in that position.

Delighting in the rare chance to report on good news, the global media has shared stories of stateless heroes lately: individuals who have, through tragic and extraordinary circumstances, proven their worth to their country of residence.

Mamoudou Gassama, a Malian migrant living in France…

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