Blockchain Augmented Reality Brings Humanitarian Solutions
Evolution Of Blockchain
The Geon Network works similar to existing cryptocurrencies on the blockchain, allowing users to transfer value between one another using secure protocols. However, Geon is unique in that recipients provide proof-of-location, and doesn’t have an address stored on the blockchain. This unique approach allows companies, organizations, and users operate on geolocation — providing unique opportunities to help the most at-risk communities across the world.
The use of location instead of computing power to perform mining activities saves electricity and takes advantage of augmented reality technology — the same type of concept which led to Pokemon Go becoming a global hit. Meaning Geon Network will allow custom imagery to be superimposed on the user’s view of the real world, by using a phone or tablet.
Humanitarian Solutions Made Possible
A United Nations (UN) report summarized by the Telegraph stated, “A record 68.5 million people have been forced flee their homes due to war, violence and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, the UN said on Tuesday. The report continued, stating seventy percent of the displaced population come from just ten countries across the world. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi estimates that approximately 16.2 million were displaced in 2017, meaning over 44,500 people were forced to leave their homes on a daily basis.
Geon technology allows for humanitarian mission through entities being able to set up a Geon location in a war-torn area, disaster zone, or any location where displaced individuals are gathered. The specific geomining policy set up would allow an honest actor to withdraw the angel donations and redeem them for local currency or exchange them for goods and services. Since only a network connection and smartphone are needed, relief efforts would become easier and much more efficient in helping those in areas of need to receive the basic life necessities.
The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (iDMC) lists Syria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Philippines, Central African Republic, Afghanistan, Somalia, and El Salvador as having the most displaced individuals due to violent conflict.
Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) can also raise funds by using the Geon Network by allowing participants to donate directly to the disaster site, allowing for donations to be withdrawn on the ground and go to immediate use, creating a transparent and quick aid process.
With displacement continuing to be a major international issue, solutions like the Geon Network could become an effective tool in helping individuals find the help they need.