World in Progress: Jordan′s high-tech refugee camp | World| Breakings news and perspectives from around the globe | DW | 23.01.2019
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World in Progress: Jordan's high-tech refugee camp

The Zataari camp in northern Jordan currently houses almost 80,000 Syrian refugees. In many ways it has become a permanent settlement. But residents now have the option to shop using a cashless blockchain payment system — instead of handing over cash, a machine scans their iris to check their identity. The refugees are welcoming the system – especially because it’s hard to cheat.

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(Anne Allmeling, sp: Loveday Wright)