Months after publishing a “blockchain call” to startups that could benefit humanity, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has invested in six blockchain startups.

In January 2018, UNICEF called for early-stage technology startups that were registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries. It received over 100 applications from 50 different countries. The organization already has 20 other technology companies in its Innovation Fund, from “data science and machine learning, to virtual reality, to drones.”

The new investments, says the UNICEF release, form part of a wider blockchain strategy for the humanitarian agency.

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