Charity

‘Desert Bus’ video game charity has raised nearly $80,000

Sponsored Links Desert Bus For Hope Each year a group of selfless volunteers agrees to play what some call the world’s most boring video game for hours on end in an attempt to raise money for the Child’s Play hospital charity. Now in its 13th year, the Desert Bus for Hope fundraiser kicked off today. …

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Oxfam’s Blockchain-Based Agricultural Insurance Pays Farmers in Sri Lanka

The United Kingdom-based charity organization Oxfam International announced the success of its blockchain-based delivery system of microinsurance to paddy field farmers in Sri Lanka. In a Nov. 4 press release, Etherisc announced that Oxfam’s blockchain-based insurance system had made pay-outs to Sri Lankan farmers who continue to risk losing their crops due to extreme weather …

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Crypto Burner Wallets Helped an IT Conference Give $40,000 to Charity

Data analytics giant Splunk raised $40,000 for charity from 10,000 attendees at its annual conference in Las Vegas last week by gifting everyone an ethereum-based blockchain wallet, in what became showcase for the power of “big data” merged with blockchain technology. Buttercup Bucks (BCB) was the name of the ERC-20 token created to pay for conference swag, …

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Kim Dotcom Donates K.im Bitcoin Fees to Julian Assange Ahead of $8M IEO

Entrepreneur and Bitcoin (BTC) entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has revealed his new company K.im is directly supporting WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange. Dotcom offers Bitcoin to Assange In a tweet on Oct. 29, Dotcom said 10% of K.im’s transaction fees were going towards helping Assange’s ongoing legal battle.  “http://K.im supports @Wikileaks and Julian Assange by committing 10% …

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WATCH: UNICEF’s Crypto Fund Plans to Pay for Internet in Public Schools

Plans are in place to allow non-profit UNICEF to use cryptocurrencies donated by the Ethereum Foundation and other organizations to fund internet connectivity in public schools around the world. Announced at ethereum developer conference Devcon, UNICEF unveiled a cryptocurrency fund to receive, hold, and distribute bitcoin and ether donations . Making the first contributions to UNICEF’s …

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UNICEF now takes bitcoin and ether donations

Sponsored Links Niyazz via Getty Images UNICEF, the United Nations’ charity that helps underserved children around the world, now accepts donations in bitcoin and ether. As the first UN organization to embrace cryptocurrencies, UNICEF and the recipients of its funding will benefit from the lack of fees that that result from money being transferred overseas. …

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Binance Charity Accepts Cryptocurrency Donations for Hurricane Relief

Binance Charity, the philanthropic wing of major cryptocurrency exchange Binance, has begun a campaign to help support victims of Hurricane Dorian. On Sept. 5, Binance Charity started accepting cryptocurrency donations for a campaign that will help provide food and aid for hurricane victims through local organizations in affected areas. On the campaign website, Binance states …

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Venezuelans Fighting Economic Hardship Discover Crypto’s True Potential

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>For quite some time now, Venezuela has been suffering from a political crisis and a collapsing economy. Venezuelans dealing with rampant inflation continue to see their purchasing power decline. After witnessing one of the worst economic disasters in modern history, 4 million citizens have emigrated to seek a better form of money, …

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Nonprofit Launches Blockchain Platform for Credit History in Sierra Leone

San Francisco-based nonprofit Kiva, a company that crowdfunds loans for financial inclusion, has launched a blockchain platform for credit history with the government of Sierra Leone. According to a Reuters report on Aug. 21, Kiva and President of Sierra Leone Julius Maada Bio jointly launched the blockchain initiative in the country’s capital.  The platform will …

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South Korean Holding Company Uses Ripple Fork to Develop Donations Platform

South Korean holding company SK C&C has unveiled plans for a donation platform that is based on a Ripple blockchain fork. Moreover, the platform will support a stablecoin linked at a 1:1 ratio to the won, as well as a utility token. South Korean news daily Chosun reported about the company’s initiative on Aug. 9. …

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