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The Vizag Fintech Festival 2018 is poised to be the nation’s largest Financial Technology event. The week-long event will take place from…

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United Nations to Use Distributed Ledger Technology in Tackling Global Social Crisis

Category: Adoption, Blockchain, Finance, News, Regulation

United Nations to Use Distributed Ledger Technology in Tackling Global Social Crisis

The United Nations has reportedly hinted it would integrate blockchain technology into its operations in a bid to create solutions aimed at improving the standard of living of citizens in the developing nations, reported The Next Web on September 24, 2018. United Nations Set to Explore DLT in Solving World Problems The United Nations stated that its blockchain technology initiative…

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New Screensaver Mines Bitcoin for Charity

Category: Adoption, Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, Mining, News

New Screensaver Mines Bitcoin for Charity

Petition platform Change.org and marketing agency TraceyLocke Brazil have devised an ingenious way to help those in need. They have created the Mining Screensaver, which lets you turn your device’s idle time into donations. Mining Screensaver – An Effortless Way to Be Charitable Many people mine cryptocurrencies today but do you know there is now a simple way to mine…

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Cryptokitties Launches the First Ever Blockchain Charity Event Focused on Marine Life Protection

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Cryptokitties Launches the First Ever Blockchain Charity Event Focused on Marine Life Protection

On July 9, 2018, the Cryptockitties team announced it was signing a partnership with ACTAI Global and Ocean Elders to create a new CryptoKitty called Honu which will be auctioned and the amount gathered from the sale will be used to help protect our marine life and oceans. Honu Launches at the Blockchain Summit in Morocco Honu will be a…

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Top Schools to Benefit from Ripple’s $50 Million University Blockchain Research Initiative

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Top Schools to Benefit from Ripple’s $50 Million University Blockchain Research Initiative

Ripple has announced plans to invest the sum of $50 million into a blockchain research initiative in partnership with highly ranked universities around the world. So far, 17 schools have been confirmed as part of the initiative including The University of North Carolina, The University of Pennsylvania, University College London, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Korea University, amongst others….

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500-year-old Forest Protected by Native Americans Accepts Litecoin Donations

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500-year-old Forest Protected by Native Americans Accepts Litecoin Donations

According to a Reddit thread, NDPonics, a non-government organization located in West-central Virginia is currently accepting “decentralized currency donations” to build sovereignty among tribal land conservation, renewable energy installation, energy efficiency and enable tribal food production. Their mission is to undergo a variety of projects that involve strengthening the energy and independence of the Monacan Indian Nation and preserve traditional…

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Ashton Kutcher and Ripple Donate $4 Million in Crypto for Ellen DeGeneres Charity

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Ashton Kutcher and Ripple Donate $4 Million in Crypto for Ellen DeGeneres Charity

Ashton Kutcher surprised Ellen Degeneres when he donated $4 million on behalf of Ripple to Ellen DeGeneres’ wildlife charity on May 23. The $4 million was in the form of Ripple’s XRP token. According to Coinmarketcap, ripple is considered the third most-valuable cryptocurrency with a market capitalization of $24.4 million, behind bitcoin and Ethereum’s ether. Kutcher donated live on the…

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UK Mosque Plans to Accept Bitcoin and Ethereum for Alms and Zakat this Ramadan

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UK Mosque Plans to Accept Bitcoin and Ethereum for Alms and Zakat this Ramadan

While Islam frowns at high-interest rate lending, currencies not backed by commodities or assets, and Ponzi schemes, the Shacklewell Lane mosque in London has caught the bitcoin bug and has made it possible for Muslims in the area to give alms and make donations to the mosque with cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin for Zakat and Sadaqah In what seems like a forward-thinking…

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Pineapple Fund Bids Farewell After Donating $55 Million To Charities

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Pineapple Fund Bids Farewell After Donating $55 Million To Charities

Pineapple Fund founder who identifies himself as u/Pine made his last donation, also saying goodbye to the fund itself. He started the fund to redistribute his newly found bitcoin fortune for the betterment of society. Pine claims to be amongst the top 250 bitcoin holders in the world. Source: Pineapple Fund The Mission of the Fund     Pineapple Fund was…

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Charity Raises $14 Million in Bitcoin, Ether, Ripple Donations to Fight Homelessness

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Charity Raises $14 Million in Bitcoin, Ether, Ripple Donations to Fight Homelessness

A San Francisco charity that accepts cryptocurrencies raised $14 million in donations, including bitcoin, ether, and ripple, to benefit the homeless in yet another sign that mainstream adoption of virtual currencies is on the rise. Crypto Superstars Attended Gala Many top Silicon Valley tech moguls and financiers attended the May 3 charity gala hosted by the nonprofit Tipping Point Community,…

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Request Network Teams up with Wikimedia, Releases Payment Plugin for WooCommerce

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Request Network Teams up with Wikimedia, Releases Payment Plugin for WooCommerce

The Request Network Foundation announced on Apr 27, 2018, that they have entered an agreement with the US-based Wikimedia Foundation to enable the latter to accept cryptocurrency donations. Request and Wikipedia Wikimedia manages everybody’s beloved Wikipedia platform. The Request Network, meanwhile, is a payment request network powered by the Ethereum blockchain. Payment requests on the platform can be responded to…

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