GSMA showcases Gravity in its Blockchain for Development report, December 14th, 2017

The report provides four case studies (from Gravity, BanQu, Disberse and WFP) that show how blockchain platforms are being used to improve people’s access to self-sovereign identities, bring new levels of transparency to the distribution of international aid, and improve the efficiency of humanitarian cash transfers. The GSMA Digital Identity team notes that early evidence is showing that these projects could provide mobile operators with new opportunities to support development partners, create new revenue streams, reduce their Know-Your-Customer (KYC) compliance costs and related barriers, and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.

About the GSMA Digital Identity programme: mission of the programme is to leverage mobile technology as an enabler of digital identity and associated services which provide social and commercial value in developing markets. The team works with mobile operators, governments and the development community to demonstrate the opportunities, address the barriers and highlight the value of mobile as an enabler of digital identification.