M2030, Dragonchain Partner To Defeat Malaria Using Blockchain

Blockchain, News | March 21, 2019 By:

M2030, a humanitarian organization dedicated to fighting malaria, has selected blockchain startup Dragonchain as technology partner.

M2030, an initiative launched by the Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA), brings together businesses, consumers and health organizations in a unique partnership to eliminate malaria in Asia by 2030. The organization allows its corporate partners to use the M2030 brand for awareness raising campaigns or for branding select products and services. In return, they pledge funds to fight malaria in the countries where the money was raised, working with the Global Fund, or directly with reputable NGOs. 100 percent of all funds donated by companies go directly to programs.

Dragonchain, originally developed at Disney’s Seattle office in 2015 and 2016 as the Disney Private Blockchain Platform, simplifies the integration of real business applications onto a blockchain and provides features such as easy integration, protection of business data and operations, currency agnosticism, and multi-currency support. The startup has operations in different business segments, including enterprise services, education, project incubation, and acceleration.

As a technology partner, Dragonchain will provide blockchain services and the capabilities of the Dragonchain Platform, starting with Vietnam. These will facilitate the donation process and increase the transparency of contributions. According to M2030, blockchain functionality will help create an immutable and transparent record of donations, while also allowing organizations to track the use of contributions by implementing partners.

“Dragonchain’s mission is to empower everyone to overcome global challenges with blockchain,” said Shirly Roets, president of Dragonchain Foundation. “This partnership will eliminate barriers commonly faced by humanitarian groups and leverage blockchain’s unique functionality to support M2030’s goal.”

Gerard Teoh, co-founder of M2030, said that the partnership will allow M2030 to onboard some of the best businesses in Vietnam, and ultimately end malaria once and for all.

“We are excited to partner with Dragonchain in Vietnam,” added Patrik Silborn, co-founder of M2030. “By using their (Dragonchain) services and capabilities, we can enhance the trust in M2030.”