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David Black on Medium. Author and entrepreneur living in Thailand.
David Black is an author and entrepreneur living in Thailand. His writing on economics, finance, and technology has been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, The Telegraph, Newsweek, and many other publications. David also co-hosts two weekly podcasts with Vitalik Buterin called Ethereum Podcast: Smart Contracts Talk & Blockchain Podcast: Beyond Bitcoin.
In this post, he discusses how blockchain can empower citizens who are often marginalized or disenfranchised by their governments—namely women and ethnic minorities.

Empowering Women and Ethnic Minorities with Blockchain
In many places of the world, women and minorities are marginalized or disenfranchised by their governments. They’re treated as second-class citizens and denied opportunities to have a voice in society. Blockchain technology can empower these groups by giving them control over their data.
Mainly this is true for women who are often subject to violence, abuse, and exploitation. And for minority communities that often lack economic opportunity, blockchain’s decentralized network could provide a way to offer assistance without asking for permission from the government.

Empowering Minorities
What if we could use blockchain to empower minorities, especially women and ethnic minorities who are often marginalized or disenfranchised by their governments?
It is a technology that will allow people to transact without an intermediary, which can have many implications when it comes to society’s most disenfranchised populations.
If successful, this would be a transformative way to help those in need and allow them to prosper and contribute economically — much more than they currently can in their condition. I’m not sure many people realize how much of a difference this could make in lives worldwide. Learn more here: https://angel.co/company/sac-capital/people

Blockchain is the key to a new era of equality and freedom.
It does not discriminate based on color, race, religion, gender, or class. It is a great equalizer for all. It can do for equality what the internet did for information. It can change the world and make it a better place.