The incorruptible digital system of economic transactions known as Blockchain has climbed up governmental priorities in the Global South. Today, blockchain technology strives to solve fundamental public issues.
The loss of Indigenous peoples’ natural resource base is often associated with rainforest clearing, dam projects and the mining industry. But it is not always the infamous multinational corporations that drive native peoples from their lands. Two examples from India and Alaska illustrate how public conservation policies and inter-indigenous conflicts threaten communities and identities.