U.N. glimpses into blockchain future with eye scan payments for refuge
Matteo Loglio

By Umberto BacchiROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of Syrian refugees in Jordan's Azraq camp 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 - the technology behind bitcoin.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 (WFP).The U.N.