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Blockchain4Good event: Saving the Big Five with blockchain
September 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DOORS OPEN 18H, START 18.30H
Blockchain is opening up phenomenal opportunities to do good at scale! When one looks at the fact that we have lost over 97% of our African elephant in the last century, 97.6% of our black rhino in the last 60 years, over 50% of our lion in the last 20 years — the list goes on — and that the population of Africa is set to double between now and 2050, one starts to get an idea of what can only be called a crisis, and hence the need to innovate and use blockchain to meet this crisis.
The Wadappt (www.wadappt.io) platform does exactly this and it uses innovative financing solutions to combine different forms of capital to create positive impact at scale. Its focus is currently on funding the preservation of key biomes in Africa and it has an array of exciting high impact Africa wide projects in its portfolio.
The platform also enables cryptocurrency holders to ‘trade’ their crypto in such a way that enables them to not only do good with their crypto but also derive a return on their crypto! What more could you ask for.
In this meetup David will talk you through the Wadappt platform and open up a conversation around what he is doing and where he is going with this project.
Please join us for this exciting meetup.
ABOUT DAVID WOOD
David has a background in investment banking having developed derivative systems both locally and in London for organizations such as Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland and the like. He has founded several successful companies with a focus on IT and finance.
David believes that new technologies, such as BlockChain, AI, IoT, etc, if applied correctly, can address the catastrophic market failures that are causing the extensive destruction of our planet and as such create a much better form of accounting and economy.
To this end he has founded an exciting new startup called Wadappt (www.wadappt.io) which is a blockchain based smart contract platform that uses innovative financing techniques to allocate substantial amounts of capital directly into conservation efforts in Africa.