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Cryptocurrency Donations for Fidelity Charitable are Booming

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Cryptocurrency Donations for Fidelity Charitable are Booming

It seems that digital currency enthusiasts have a charitable side, as the folks at Fidelity Charitable has said the fastest growing method of donations they are receiving are through cryptocurrencies. It was on February 15, 2018, that the worldwide charity announced they got about $69 million donations in the form of digital currencies during 2017, which was by far the…

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Philanthropist Couple Donates Hundreds of Thousands in Bitcoin Gains to Cancer Research

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Philanthropist Couple Donates Hundreds of Thousands in Bitcoin Gains to Cancer Research

Jeff Hammerbacher and Halle Tecco bought bitcoin in 2013 as an early leap of faith, and then largely forgot about it; until now. The couple are investors in the fields of health and technology, often pegging winners before the prices surge. One of these investments was Facebook, of which Hammerbacher was an early employee. Halle Tecco is one of the…

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The Southwark Playhouse to Begin Accepting Bitcoin

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The Southwark Playhouse to Begin Accepting Bitcoin

Potentially the first of its kind in London, the Southwark Playhouse has begun taking bitcoin donations for some of its outreach work, with plans to accept bitcoin as payment for their box office and bar tabs as well. The timing of bitcoin’s recent meteoric rise couldn’t have been better for the South London playhouse as they are currently preparing to…

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Paxful to Build Schools and Wells in Africa with Bitcoin Donations

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Paxful to Build Schools and Wells in Africa with Bitcoin Donations

For those keeping a watchful eye on the state of cryptocurrency markets in recent years, it might not seem like a long time ago when bitcoin was caught in the middle of some new drug or money laundering controversy every other day. Making a Dark Past Brighter After all, it was only in 2013 when the Silk Road drama unfolded,…

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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