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Berkeley to use blockchain technology to combat homelessness

The city of Berkeley may soon launch an “initial community offering” as part of an effort to use blockchain technology to combat homelessness and housing issues. This would make Berkeley the first city in the United States to sell digital “tokens” as part of a crowdfunding campaign, according to a Tuesday press release.
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Alarming rises in rent make UC Berkeley less accessible

While such local actions are essential to alleviating the affordable student housing crisis, steps must simultaneously be taken to restructure rent ordinances in order to ensure that students living off-campus in residential units do not continue to suffer the burden of increasing rent rates.
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