Blockchain and Inclusion: Can New Technologies Help the LGBTQ+ Community? – Part 3

Blockchain technology has revolutionized many sectors since its inception. We often talk about his impact on the traditional financial industry and the changes he brings to the arts. But one question remains little discussed: what impact can blockchain have on inclusion? How can this revolution be put at the service of the common good and the integration of different communities? This is what we will discuss in the Blockchain and Inclusion section. In this first series, we will focus on the connection between new technologies and the LGBTQ+ community through a series of interviews with big names in the blockchain universe. Today we’re looking at the opinions of Eloise Marchesoni, Giacomo Arcaro and Jarrell James. Let’s go to !

Eloise Marchesoni, Advisor for ICO, IEO and STO:

Eloise is also the co-founder of Blackchain, a management consulting firm specializing in the blockchain industry.

“Online surveillance and censorship have cast a shadow over this marginalized community.

The Tokyo-based Famiee Project began issuing blockchain-based partnership certificates for same-sex couples in early 2021. To apply for a certificate, couples need to download the application, verify their personal details and sign a declaration. The use of blockchain means that the data does not change and the system operates without any central owner, keeping the data available for the family and its next generations. Whether it’s spousal benefits from employers, including parental leave and life insurance, or getting permission from landlords to live under the same roof, the practical benefits that couples enjoy by getting a marriage license can have a real impact on partners’ lives and finances. LGBTQ+. .

LGBT token projects go far beyond the simple creation of a cryptocurrency and have goals such as:

  • Using an LGBT token to buy plane tickets from gay men in danger so they can escape.
  • Directly fund LGBTQ+ organizations without blocking funds from anti-LGBTQ+ governments.
  • Providing access to reliable and affordable HIV testing without having to travel to hard-to-reach health facilities and risk being forced out of the toilet
  • Buy event tickets through the app, access events with a QR code while protecting your identity.

Today, it is imperative to find a way to transfer money that does not require the approval of a government that can outlaw LGBTQ+ people. »

Giacomo Arcaro, growth hacker European:

Giacomo is also the CMO of Blackchain, a management consulting firm specializing in the blockchain industry.

“One use case for blockchain that has yet to become mainstream is data privacy. If you’re browsing a site on Google Chrome, it’s watching you and collecting your data. At any time, a repressive government can order Google to share your data to find out what you’ve been browsing. Browsers like Brave allow you to store your data on the blockchain, and since you own your private keys, no third party can tamper with and view it.

Blockchains are decentralized and encrypted, so your data is 100% secure as long as you own the private keys and keep them safe so that no arbitrary government can access them. This aspect of blockchain data privacy will no doubt be used more and more as centralized structures gain more and more power.

The obvious protection allows members of the LGBTQ+ community to no longer be afraid of search engines, as they can browse freely without outside interference. Data protection also allows them to buy goods of their choice without the risk of being intercepted, which gives the LGBTQ+ community economic power and strengthens their privacy. »

Jarrell James from cLabs:

Giacomo is also the CMO of Blackchain, a management consulting firm specializing in the blockchain industry.

Jarrell is on the Developer Relations team at cLabs and is a member of the Alliance for Prosperity. He is also part of the community working on Celo, an open and decentralized platform designed to support stablecoins and tokenized assets.

“There are a number of new technologies that can improve the lives of people in the LGBTQ+ community and in general all those who are disenfranchised. For the first time ever, Facebook groups have allowed millions of queer people around the world to organize and create space and then fight for legislation that reflects their reality. In the same vein, the use of mobile transactions peer-to-peer holds great promise for helping queer people who want to fund the transition while remaining anonymous, or raise funds to get out of an oppressive situation, whatever it may be.

In addition, projects like Mirror not only allow people to be heard, but also securely receive compensation in real time. And that’s just by being yourself and sharing your experience with the world through writing. Many of the decentralized communities that create tech ecosystems like Ethereum and Celo are unique and designed to make those voices heard from all corners of the world. »

This is the end of the third part of our series “Blockchain and Inclusion: Can New Technologies Help the LGBTQ+ Community?” More talks from actors and actresses about blockchain await you in the coming weeks, so stay tuned and see you next week!

This article was originally published August 14, 2021 on Cointelegraph.

Quotes have been edited and condensed. The views, thoughts and opinions expressed here are solely those of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph and Cointribune.

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