Imagine going to your banker to ask for a detailed overview of the bank transactions that took place last week. Your banker might well laugh at this request. Yet this is already a reality in public blockchains, which allow people to see all their transactions since their creation. These transactions are recorded transparently and anonymously […]

India’s Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) guarantees 100 days of local infrastructure-related work every year to rural households whose adult members volunteer to perform unskilled manual labor. Reflecting both its success and neediness among rural populations, MGNREGS was accessed by 55.7 million households across India in 2010–11. If the local government institution […]