I've mentioned earlier this week the value of blockchain can be realized by focusing on business need (not the tech) and effective public/private partnerships. Here's a perfect example - bring banking capabilities to people who don't have access to them, and have the government (who can reach them) participate.
Malaysia, one of the most populous countries in the world, is partnering with the private sector to do exactly that. If more people across the world can access banking and financing tools, more economic growth at scale can happen. Still early days, but a trend worth watching . . .
“24% of the world’s population is Muslim, of which 71% do not have financial bank accounts. The financial system of the Islamic world is still very traditional and backward. In this promising market, iSunOne provides global digital banking services on blockchain and delivers an innovative solution for both Islamic finance and conventional finance.