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Connecting Refugees With The Global Economy

This article originally appeared on Forbes

Social entrepreneur Hamse Warfa spent three years in Kenya’s Dadaab Refugee Camp in the mid-1990s before arriving to the U.S. and making his home in Minneapolis. He has worked on behalf of refugees ever since and now has created BanQu, a new blockchain app for refugees and stateless people who number as many as 65 million worldwide.

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BanQu helps you move materially and psychologically from dependency to independence, freedom, and control. This is huge if you are living as a refugee. And as more people become stateless, these shifts have very big ripple effects across all societies.