This holiday season, 3,000 homeless New York men and women will receive a smartphone that comes equipped with the app 'Fummi,' in an attempt to help them control and maintain a digital identity.
The app uses blockchain technology to help users access financial services, group homes, shelters or food -- vital information as the temperatures continue to plummet. This streamlined app helps homeless people pay for food at specific kitchens, and records the money they spend and where they spend their time. In order to make this initiate possible, the startup, Blockchain for Change, partnered with Life Wireless, a group that makes affordable phones for low income communities.
Through this app, homeless men and women would have streamlined access to the services they are entitled to, and at discounted rates.