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John Edge

​John Edge
Social entrepreneur specializing in financial technology and digital identity, working with international organizations to develop collaborative financial and identity inclusion strategies that enable investment from the private sector, through: (i) establishing sustainable social innovation business models, (ii) enabling interaction between regulators, government and innovators, and (iii) forwarding the agenda for SDG targets 1.4 (Ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance) and 16.9 (By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration). 
Technical interests include trusted computing, blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies, allied with the proliferation of mobile devices, which are enabling self-sovereign identity and the emergence of commons money systems.