Taking place alongside the United Nation's Conference on Climate Change (COP23), CIGI is supporting Hack4Climate, a four day hackathon that will bring together developers and climate experts to build unique solutions using distributed ledger technology (DLT). Developers will look at ways of verifying air monitoring data and enabling IDs for refugees escaping areas of severe climate change, using blockchain (the underlying technology of bitcoin) as the framework for new tools.
Julie Maupin, senior fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program, will be a mentor and presenter at the event. Julie's research at CIGI explores the international law dimensions of the use of blockchain in international financial transactions and potential regulatory frameworks.
Julie Maupin is a CIGI senior fellow. She is also director of social impact and public regulatory affairs at the IOTA Foundation.