Blockchain For Good and STOP THE TRAFFIK is forming a coalition to harness the power of people and emerging technologies such as blockchain to shine a light on modern slavery and generate systemic disruption at all levels.
Modern slavery is a hugely profitable industry with very low risk; its perpetrators are rarely brought to justice. What’s more, unlike a drug or a gun that has a one-off or limited use, people - men, women and children – can be exploited and abused day in, day out, for years. And it could happen to anyone, in any community in the world…. in any industry, in any supply chain, for any brand that you or I consume. In fact, it would not be presumptuous to assume that you are probably wearing something right now that has been tainted by modern slavery.
What would life look like if blockchain underpinned our society, businesses, and government, in the same way the internet transformed our lives?
In Blockchain For Good's first blog, Simon Chan, founding partner of Blockchain For Good, imagines Chicago in 2077. It's an efficient, prosperous and secure society where all interactions and transactions are recorded on a Master Ledger. However when his heroine, Caroline, witnesses a kidnapping, she discovers a hidden side to this seemingly utopic world.