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Baltic Honeybadger 2017 • November 25-26, 2017

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Bitcoin and DASH Serve Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News

Bitcoin and DASH Serve Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Danny Sessoms, host of an Austin-based cryptocurrency radio broadcast, announced on August 27 that he would be accepting cryptocurrency to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. Sessoms has typically partnered with Unsung.org to deliver food to the homeless, but this time he charged his RV with relief stocks and drove to Port Aransas, Texas. He bought hygiene packs, dry towels and…

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Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) for Charity

Category: Blockchain, Ethereum, News

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) for Charity

Speaking at an Ethereum London Meetup in June 2017, Christoph Jentzsch and Marvin Maistry discussed the potential that decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) hold when it comes to the charitable giving sector. DAOs refer to autonomous organizations that are run entirely on the blockchain and follow a set of rules and parameters implemented through smart contracts. Public faith in the efficiency…

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Fidelity’s Embrace of Bitcoin Fuels Crypto-Altruism

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News

Fidelity’s Embrace of Bitcoin Fuels Crypto-Altruism

To the glee of many crypto enthusiasts in attendance, Abigail Johnson, chief executive at Fidelity a company which manages $1.9 trillion in mutual fund assets admitted at the May Consensus Blockchain conference in New York that she’s “a huge fan of Bitcoin.” As a part of a broader presentation, Johnson went on to tell the audience that she, “loves this…

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Social Blockchain Startup Alice Uses Ethereum to Help London’s Homeless

Category: Ethereum, Finance, News

Social Blockchain Startup Alice Uses Ethereum to Help London’s Homeless

UK-based charity St Mungo’s has teamed up with social technology startup Alice in an effort to create better transparency with regard to donations made by the public by leveraging the Ethereum blockchain. According to the Public Trust and Confidence Report released by the British government in 2016, the public’s confidence in charities is at an all time low: “Concerns about…

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A New Kind of Hunger Games, Contenders Motivated by Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Entertainment, News

A New Kind of Hunger Games, Contenders Motivated by Bitcoin

There is a new, rising trend in the outskirts of Bitcoin communities, and it has a more charitable spirit than what you might usually read about bitcoin. At Bitvest.io, a bitcoin gaming and investment site, there is a group of people who participated in a remarkable contest during the first week of February. The group is a mix of personalities…

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BitGive’s Philanthropic Collision with a Bit of Technology

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News, Tech

BitGive’s Philanthropic Collision with a Bit of Technology

Crypto-based philanthropist BitGive, the first Bitcoin 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the U.S., announced on December 8 the launch of GiveTrack, a revolutionary blockchain-based donation platform. GiveTrack has been under development for the past year amid BitGive’s ongoing efforts to fundraising, partnership building, and new technology design efforts. The transparent platform is the first of its kind, delivering the ability to transfer,…

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Introducing Cross-Stratum Coin

Category: News

Introducing Cross-Stratum Coin

The number of cryptocurrencies in existence is quite significant already, and more are being added on a regular basis. Cross-Stratum Mutual Community, a UK-based company focusing on technology and finance, plans to issue their own digital currency soon. This project hopes to gain mainstream traction based on its “intrinsic motivation to pay it forward”. Quite an ambitious claim, to say…

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Alibaba’s Ant Financial is Building a Blockchain Platform for Donations

Category: Business, News

Alibaba’s Ant Financial is Building a Blockchain Platform for Donations

Alibaba’s popular fintech subsidiary Ant Financial Services Group, formerly known as Alipay, has begun pilot testing blockchain-based platforms to process donations on a distributed ledger for greater transparency. Ant Financial, the world’s second largest private tech company with hundreds of millions of users and a US$60 billion valuation, offers a variety of financial products including loans, insurance, wealth management and…

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Giving Tuesday Bitcoin Challenge: Giving Back a “Bit”

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Giving Tuesday Bitcoin Challenge: Giving Back a “Bit”

In today’s nonprofit world, funding is the fuel which allows charities to pursue their mission in a purposeful way. And at no time is the the spirit of giving more robust than during the end-of-the-year holiday season. As the first open source, decentralized fund raising movement, the Giving Tuesday Bitcoin Challenge campaign, which will happen on Tuesday December 2, 2015, endeavors…

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Fidelity Charitable Accepts Bitcoin for Donations

Category: Finance, News

Fidelity Charitable Accepts Bitcoin for Donations

Fidelity Charitable, a charity responsible for funding over 200,000 organizations with $20 billion in grants, has opened its doors to Bitcoin. Since its establishment in 1991, Fidelity Charitable has made it its mission “to further the American tradition of philanthropy by providing programs that make charitable giving simple and effective.” Fidelity Charitable has signed up with Coinbase to convert Bitcoin…

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