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Moldova is reported to start using blockchain technology to eradicate the child trafficking activity that is currently happening in the country. Moldova is one of the countries where the trafficking of children is at the highest, also combined with an overall low GDP growth and GDP per capita.
The problem stems from the fact that victims of child trafficking are usually young girls, aged 13 -15 years old, who are sent to countries like Russia, Turkey and Bulgaria to work as prostitutes and sex slaves, as reported by CryptoCoinsNews.
To solve this problem, Moldova is going to work with the United Nations, and in particular with the U.N. Office for Project Services (UNOPS). UNOPS is already in talks with Chisinau to figure out how blockchain can help solving the issue.
According to CryptoCoinsNews, Mihail Beregoi, the Moldova Ministry of Internal Affairs state secretary, said the country is anxious to find efficient solutions to the problem.
The major issue with Moldova and child trafficking is the fact that children there, especially in rural areas, do not have IDs and official documentation. That makes it extremely easy for smugglers to send the children in other countries for illegal activities.
Blockchain comes to the rescue, as reported by CryptoCoinsNews:
“Blockchain technology could provide children paperless documents based on fingerprints and facial scans that would be impossible to fabricate, according to Yoshiyuki Yamamoto, a special blockchain advisor to UNOPS. Yamamoto said a reliable identity management system can be established based on something immutable.”
Since human trafficking is a huge problem in the world as a whole, Microsoft is currently creating a blockchain digital ID platform to provide refugees and millions people with no documentation access for to legal identification for over a billion people.