La nouvelle technologie soutient et favorise l’inclusion sociale et économique, apportant de la transparence et de la confiance à la philanthropie

 

Au cours des derniers mois, Blockchain est devenu la marotte du monde financier. Des investisseurs aux entrepreneurs, les hommes d’affaires ont cherché à tirer profit des systèmes décentralisés ou des cryptomonnaies qui sont soutenues par les Blockchains. Toutefois, la question principale que tout le monde devrait se poser est la suivante: la Blockchain pourrait-elle être profitable au-delà du monde des affaires en général et des investisseurs et des spéculateurs en particulier ?

Horyou, le réseau social de l’inclusion, vient de fournir une réponse en lançant son HoryouToken, qui est construit autour du concept de la technologie Blockchain dans le but de soutenir et promouvoir l’inclusion sociale et économique. HoryouToken doit ainsi favoriser un cercle d’interactions positives au profit de la société civile dans son ensemble, ainsi que des entrepreneurs sociaux et des philanthropes. En utilisant les fonctions de sécurité de la Blockchain, HoryouToken peut être utilisé de différentes manières, notamment:

1. En tant que mode de transaction à l’intérieur et à l’extérieur de la plateforme Horyou, ainsi que d’une solution de paiement Fintech destinée à soutenir la philanthropie, nantie d’une preuve d’impact.

2. Pour acheter ou vendre des produits, ainsi que pour souscrire à des services et produits de base qui améliorent le bien social sur le marché Horyou.

HoryouToken vise à révolutionner l’acte de donner avec son approche vraiment novatrice, répondant aux nombreuses préoccupations des entrepreneurs sociaux et des investisseurs qui recherchent des projets d’impact social et transparents à financer. «L’objectif d’Horyou est de mettre la Blockchain sur une voie positive pour résoudre certains des défis les plus cruciaux: nous donnons une raison d’être humanitaire à la Blockchain», explique Yonathan Parienti, fondateur et PDG de Horyou.

Tout en permettant à toute personne désireuse de soutenir le bien social de pouvoir le faire, HoryouToken donne également accès à un service de redistribution philanthropique traçable et intelligent appelé Proof of Impact (preuve d’impact) qui donne de la transparence et de la confiance à toutes les opérations effectuées à travers le HoryouToken, tout en sauvegardant les efforts des investisseurs sociaux, philanthropes et entrepreneurs.

Si vous voulez en savoir plus sur le HoryouToken, allez sur le site TGE et faites partie de la communauté HoryouToken: http://tge.horyoutoken.io

The new technology will support and promote social and economic inclusion, bringing transparency and trust to philanthropy

In the last few months, Blockchain has been the buzzword of the financial world. From investors to entrepreneurs, business people have sought to profit from either decentralized systems or cryptocurrencies that are at the core of Blockchain. Yet, the main question everybody should be asking is: could Blockchain benefit beyond the business world in general and investors and speculators in particular?

Horyou, the social network for social good, has just provided an answer while launching its HoryouToken, which is built around the concept of a Blockchain technology with a purpose to support and promote social and economic inclusion. HoryouToken is set to foster a positive circle of interactions for the benefit of civil society at large, as well as social entrepreneurs and social good doers. By using the safety features of the Blockchain, HoryouToken can be used in various ways, including:

1. As a mode of transaction inside and outside the Horyou platform, as well as a Fintech payment solution intended to support philanthropy, through proof of impact

2. To buy or sell products, as well as to subscribe to services and soft commodities that enhance social good within the future Horyou marketplace

HoryouToken aims to revolutionize the act of giving with its truly novel approach, answering the many concerns of social entrepreneurs and investors that look for transparent and social impact projects to fund. “The objective of Horyou is to put Blockchain on a positive trail to solve some of the most crucial challenges. We are giving a humanitarian purpose to Blockchain,” says Yonathan Parienti, founder and CEO of Horyou.

While making it possible for any willing person to support social good, HoryouToken also provides access to a traceable and intelligent philanthropic redistribution service called Proof of Impact. It gives transparency and trust to all the operations made through HoryouToken, while it safeguards the efforts of social impact investors, philanthropists and entrepreneurs.

If you want to know more about HoryouToken go to the TGE website and be part of the HoryouToken community: http://tge.horyoutoken.io

When talking about how fast the world around me is changing, I’m often scared of never being fully aware of how these changes will impact my life. As a journalist, I have a relatively good understanding of how newsrooms and content strategy are being impacted by digital marketing, and as a consumer, I can see how simple tasks like purchasing a product, communicating with my friends and even booking a visit at the doctor have been revolutionized in the past few years. However, I’ve always had the feeling that I’m missing something.

The bad news is I AM missing something. The good news is most people are in the same situation. In the past few months, especially during the Bitcoin frenzy that caught everybody at the end of 2017, I saw friends and family investing in a completely unknown technology that frightened me so much I couldn’t even think about it. I started asking questions about it and I realized no one was fully aware of what they were doing. Even some financial journalists and other friends from the financial market didn’t sound very convincing about their level of knowledge about it.

Bitcoin is a brand. It is an open source system created by a mysterious person – or it might be a group of people – who use the nickname Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin is based on this new technology we call Blockchain, which is now used by many governments and industries for many purposes: logistics, contract management, real estate transactions, etc.

But what is blockchain? One source once told me that this task is as difficult to explain as it was the internet in 1995. ‘You have to experience it’, he said. But after this, he went through a complicated explanation that I will try to simplify here.

Blockchain is a group of people – let’s say that each person is called block – that control and validate transactions. So, if I transfer money to you, this information is not only registered in the bank data center but is distributed among all the blocks. In the case a data center is hacked, for example, the transaction still exists because there are more agents aware of it.

It works because the longer and diverse the chain is, the harder it is to fraud. Every block needs to validate the chain of blocks that came before it, which makes it even more secure (it’s virtually impossible to ‘bribe’ someone since the identity of the block is safeguarded).

But what about my data? It will circulate among all those people and they will all know my personal banking information and who am I transferring money to? It depends. If the data is encripted, it’s protected. If not, well, you mustn’t trust people holding your data. It’s 2018 and we’ve seen what is happening.

The Blockchain potential is still being discovered by many industries, and I dare to include the financial world among them. New currencies are being launched, new services, products and solutions are being announced, but even the experts are not unanimous about how deep this new technology is going to impact our lives. If it’s really comparable to the internet in 1995, we will see another revolution coming.

The revolution I want to see, though, is how Blockchain will go beyond profit and greed. All this connectivity, safety and collaboration features could be amazing were it to solve some of humanity’s challenges, including migration, climate change and inequality. Some initiatives are already set; one of them is HoryouToken, a new Blockchain-based decentralized system that will enhance traceability and security of philanthropy. Since Horyou has developed a new concept for social media and the Internet, HoryouToken makes me hopeful that Blockchain can have a purpose.

I will witness the revolution.

The Sustainable Development Agenda of the United Nations for 2030 has been staging since 2015 a series of goals to guide the world on the path of sustainability with the aim of eradicating poverty, improving living conditions and take immediate action in the conservation of the environment. Thus, each of the 17 SDGs support and promote a specific field that private, public and civil sectors are committed to empower and represent.

SDGs


The scope of these objectives reflects not only an advance in the development of each country or region of the world, but also demonstrates the synergies and international cooperation willing to act for the social good. But how can you contribute individually to these initiatives?

Here are a few tips:

1. Support them in social networks
Social networks like Horyou allow you to share projects and actions related to the scope of some sustainable development objective and allow other international organizations to help you achieve your goals, either through funding or promoting visibility.

2. Improve your visibility
Always use #SDG (as well as #ODD, #ODS, or other hashtag, depending on your language of choice) in any publication on social media, so that the support you give to a certain cause or project is visible. Thus, it will be easier to find people supporting the same objective and the probability of achieving future connections will be greater.

3. Join new challenges
Lose the fear and support new initiatives like the #HoryouLightChallenge whereby you can share your positive actions in favor of sustainable development as well as in your daily routine.


4. Turn your passion into help

Inspire your friends


Identify which of the sustainable development objectives is aligned more with your routines, habits and work and share innovative ways to contribute to solutions aimed at the proposed goals.

5. Be an ambassador for your goal of preference
Share with your community and inspire your circle of friends to support Sustainable Development Goals through their daily routines.

In this way, every one of us can contribute a bit to the global agenda of sustainable development and have by 2030 a healthier planet and better living conditions for us and future generations.

 

 

Written by Sueyfer de la Torre

 

English version here

La agenda de desarrollo sostenible de la naciones unidas para el 2030 ha puesto en escena desde el 2015 una serie de metas para orientar el mundo por la senda de la sostenibilidad con el objetivo de erradicar la pobreza, mejorar las condiciones de vida y tomar acción inmediata en conservación del medio ambiente. Es así, que los 17 objetivos de desarrollo sostenible apoyan y promueven un campo especifico que tanto sector privado, público y civil tienen el compromiso de empoderar y representar.

Objetivos de desarrollo sostenible

 

El alcance de cada uno de estos objetivos refleja no solo un avance en el desarrollo de cada país o región del mundo, sino que también evidencia las sinergias y cooperación internacional dispuesta a actuar por el bien social de cada uno. Pero, ¿cómo se puede contribuir de manera individual a estas iniciativas?

Si aún no tienes claro cómo puedes aportar tu granito de arena para lograr los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible de las Naciones Unidas estos consejos te pueden ser útiles:

1. Apóyalos en redes sociales

Las redes sociales como Horyou te permiten compartir proyectos y acciones relacionadas con el alcance de algún Objetivo de Desarrollo Sostenible y permite que otras organizaciones internacionales te ayuden a lograr tus metas, ya sea por medio de financiación o visibilidad.

2. Mejora tu visibilidad

Usa siempre los #SDG , #ODS en cualquier publicación en la red para que sea visible el apoyo que estas brindado a cierta causa o proyecto. Así, será más fácil encontrar personas apoyando el mismo objetivo y será mayor la probabilidad de lograr conexiones futuras.

 

3. Únete a nuevos retos

Pierde el miedo y apoya nuevas iniciativas como el #HoryouLightChallenge en donde puedes compartir tus actos positivos en pro del desarrollo sostenible así sea en tu rutina diaria.

4. Convierte tu pasión en ayuda

Identifica cuál de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible se alinea más a tus rutinas, hábitos y trabajo y comparte maneras novedosas de contribuir a soluciones dirigidas a las metas propuestas.

 

Inspira a tus amigos!

5. Sé un embajador de tu objetivo de preferencia

Comparte con tu comunidad e inspira a tu círculo de amigos a apoyar los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible por medio de sus rutinas diarias. De esta manera, podemos lograr que cada uno aporte su granito de arena a la agenda mundial de desarrollo sostenible y tener para el 2030 un planeta y condiciones de vida mejores para nosotros y generaciones futuras.

 

Por Sueyfer de la Torre

 

 

 

 

A new member of Horyou platform, the Haiti Cholera Research Funding Foundation (HCRFF) invests in education and awareness to prevent health issues in developing countries

Pierrette Cazeau

Despite being born in Haiti, Pierrette Cazeau grew up in New York and Florida, in the US, and thus was never aware of the country’s challenges until she first visited it as a grown up-woman. She was struck by the challenges faced by its population on a daily basis – lack of health infrastructure, corruption, abuse, poverty and hunger. That changed her life as she decided to devote her time and efforts to build a Foundation and use education to prevent such disasters as the 2010 cholera outbreak.

«You can’t predict natural disasters or climate change effects, but you can educate people to prevent and reduce poverty. Without education, you just open the door to the negative effects of the unpredictable», says Pierrette, founder of HCRFF. The NGO was created in 2013 and has since developed many projects to support and empower communities facing health and social problems. «We’ve seen so many victimized people sitting quietly, and that escalates anger and hate». Economic and social problems, she believes, are part of a cycle that comprises disruption, refugee crisis and racism.

Syphilis Project

Focusing on education, the foundation organizes workshops for students coming from challenging backgrounds. In addition to preparing them for work via professional education, and providing them with food, HCRFF also raises awareness of topics like HIV prevention (PrEP and PEP), sexual abuse and other sensitive topics that are critical for the new generations. The NGO also helps Haitians to get access to health care in the US by providing them with transportation, shelter, advocacy and even translation services whenever needed. It also supports pregnant Haitian women left behind by UN peacekeeping soldiers.

The next step is to expand the Foundation services to other countries including Ghana, in Africa, where it intends to start an education campaign on HIV and other STDs. «We need more sponsors as we never charge anything for the services we provide to the communities», says Pierrette. For the last three years, the NGO has been funded by partners, but new sources of financial support are needed. One of the plans is to organize a Marathon for People Living with HIV and raise funds for the cause of education for prevention. «One thing I’ve learned from my father is that education can’t be taken from you. It stays with you forever. I’m grateful for all the educational opportunities I’ve had and I wish more people keep benefitting from it as well».

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