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Umoja Labs

Bringing DeFi to the Global South

Born from ConsenSys, Umoja Labs seeks to connect the $1T mobile money market to DeFi across emerging markets

  • Hashed Evidence — A blockchain-based solution that pinpoints the location of impending airstrikes, alerts citizens to evacuate, and records immutable evidence on-chain that identifies the perpetrators of attacks.
  • Survey Assure — Transparent, worker-voice reporting solution to champion the safety of factory workers in Mexico with Harvard SHINE, New America, the Levis Strauss Foundation, and the U.S. State Department (which was the U.S. State Department’s first blockchain grant in history).
  • Impactio — An initiative that brings together project leaders, subject matter experts, and funders to solve the $2.5 trillion philanthropy gap and realize high-impact, sustainable development goals.
  • Devcon Scholars — An initiative designed to provide an opportunity for individuals from underserved communities, unique circumstances, or developing areas to engage with the Ethereum ecosystem.
  • Project Unblocked Cash — An Ethereum-based Cash and Voucher Assistance humanitarian solution enabling more speed, efficiency, and transparency in financial aid for disaster relief.

Onboarding Blockchain’s Next Billion Users

The fact of the matter is, DeFi, as it is today, with all its governance tokens, lending protocols, and digital collectibles, fails to address the more pragmatic needs of 50% of the world’s population who live on less than $5.50 a day.

Connecting the Global South to DeFi

  1. streamline access to stablecoins to re-assert our mission to make DeFi pragmatic and not just speculative and;
  2. connect to as many major mobile money networks as possible to ensure the inclusion of nearly 1.35 billion mobile money users worldwide into the Web3 economy.

A New Chapter: Umoja Labs

Why ‘Umoja?’

Success through Partnership



Umoja Labs (formerly known as Emerging Impact) provides last mile payments infrastructure to aid agencies and fintechs so that they may provide affordable financial tools to some of the most underserved communities on the planet through our blockchain-based payments suite.

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Robert Greenfield IV

CEO of Umoja Labs, Former Head of ConsenSys Social Impact, @Goldman Alum, @Cisco Alum, @TFA Alum, Activist, Intense Autodidact