Robert Opp (UN World Food Programme) keynote speaker at Blockchain Summit

Robert Opp, director of the UN World Food Programme’s innovation division, is keynote speaker at the Blockchain Summit on September 28 in the Hall of Knights (Ridderzaal) in The Hague.


Mr. Robert Opp, Director of the World Food Program Innovation and Change Management Division. The World Food Program and Parity have used blockchain (Ethereum) to help thousands of Syrian refugees in Jordan’s Azraq camp as they don’t pay for their food with cash but by a scan of their eyes. Purchases are then recorded on a computing platform based on blockchain. Iris recognition devices at the checkouts of the camp’s supermarket authenticate customers’ identities and deduct what they spend from sums they receive as aid from the World Food Program.