Snapshot : The venture arm of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is expanding its exploration of blockchain to include ethereum.
Story : UNICEF has been investigating whether blockchain can assist in its mission of improving the lives of children across the globe. The agency's work with the technology forms part of a broader effort within the UN to apply blockchain in various use cases.
The latest trial, according to a recent blog post, is to test new ways of sending transactions, including the use of smart contracts – self-executing pieces of code that operate on top of a blockchain. More specifically, the focal point of the trial is on the use of multi-signature contracts.
The agency has also made public the ethereum address being used for the test, which reveals that the agency conducted a number of transactions over the weekend.