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World Bank Blockchain Lab, Fighting Poverty With New Tech

Washington DC — Recent headlines have touted the World Bank’s achievement in issuing “the first global bond” on the blockchain. But you may not know the backstory to how the World Bank’s blockchain innovations lab got started. I visited the lab to see how this global development institution is ramping up its blockchain prowess, while turning its once quaint technology department into an innovations hub for poverty reduction projects across the world. My gracious tour guide is Vince Bui, a former investment banker, who is now a strategist and investment planner for the IT department of the World Bank Group. He shared […]

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