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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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L.A. Company Introduces a Unique Way of Preserving the Oceans: Mine Them For Bitcoins

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L.A. Company Introduces a Unique Way of Preserving the Oceans: Mine Them For Bitcoins

FF Los Angeles, an advertising firm, has designed an innovative bitcoin ‘Ocean Miner’ for the Tara Expéditions Foundation. Lack Of Funding Prompts Bitcoin Mining According to statistics, only a petty three percent of donations are made to charities which work toward preserving the environment. The low proportion of funds actually reaching where they are needed represents a roadblock for many…

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Reinventing the Charity Run with Thomas Vanderstraeten and Ethereum

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Reinventing the Charity Run with Thomas Vanderstraeten and Ethereum

Identifying killer use cases for any nascent technology is often the final bridge before mass adoption. Bitcoin, for instance, has already revealed itself as an excellent store of value especially in cases of massive inflation. Similarly, Ethereum, programmable money, and smart contracts also imply an interesting future for collectibles, insurance policies, and fundraising. To learn a bit more about yet…

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Ramencoin: Anime, Noodles, and an Ethereum-based Crypto for Charity

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Ramencoin: Anime, Noodles, and an Ethereum-based Crypto for Charity

Since crypto markets have turned bearish, a running joke in the community has been ‘going long on Ramen,’ referring to the fact crypto holders have seen their wealth decrease and are minimizing their expenditure by living off of the cheap and convenient dish. A new Ethereum-based cryptocurrency, Ramencoin, will utilize the potential of blockchain technology and provide a cryptocurrency dedicated…

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