Blockchain Potential in the Pacific Islands (Part 1 of 2)

This piece was first published by the International Center for Democratic Partnerships here - https://www.icdp.com.au/2019/11/25/blockchain-potential-in-the-pacific-islands/ Thinking of the Pacific often conjures up images of an idyllic tropical paradise with happy, smiling people in laid-back settings where time almost stands still. So, it may be surprising to some that the Pacific is the testing ground for... Continue Reading →

Growing Pacific Interest in Blockchain Technology

In June, through Pacific Connect I was fortunate to be able to facilitate a blockchain introduction workshop in Honiara, Solomon Islands, together with Tim Stasse from Ethitrade. This was the first workshop of its kind in the Solomon Islands. “Not only do Pacific Islanders have an opportunity to lead some World-first use cases in the... Continue Reading →

From the land of Iakwe

[Iakwe (or Yokwe) is a greeting in Marshallese] With 5.5 hours in 3 different aeroplanes travelling from Majuro in the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) back home to Suva for what will take just under 12 hours altogether I figured I'd do some writing. The Marshall Islands has always been one of my favourite places... Continue Reading →

“You Wanna Make History?”

Those words got me started in blockchain. [For the uninitiated, if you have 9:56 min to spare here's a pretty good video on blockchain - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3psxs3gyf8%5D Now I'm in Bonn, Germany to participate in Hack4Climate (www.hack4climate.org) which is a hackathon geared towards solving climate-related problems using blockchain tech. Wait.  What's a hackathon? Good question! Never... Continue Reading →

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