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Cryptocurrency Donations for Fidelity Charitable are Booming

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News

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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UNICEF Invites Gamers to Mine on Ethereum’s Blockchain for Syrian Fundraiser

Category: Ethereum, Finance, Mining, News

UNICEF Invites Gamers to Mine on Ethereum’s Blockchain for Syrian Fundraiser

UNICEF, a United Nations program, has initiated a charity project; Game Chaingers, that aims to raise funds by mining Ethereum. UNICEF is a humanitarian and development program with a focus on assisting children and mother in developing countries. The money raised from Game Chaingers project will be aiding children in war-torn Syria. The charity organization wished gamers to lend their…

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Reddit Philanthropist Pledges $85 Million in Bitcoin to Various Charities

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Commentary, Finance, News

Reddit Philanthropist Pledges $85 Million in Bitcoin to Various Charities

Christmas and the holidays are the seasons of giving – so it’s not uncommon to see people engaging in various charitable acts around this time of the year. However, one Redditor who identifies himself as u/Pine has taken the concept of generosity to a whole new level by setting up the Pineapple Fund. Pine’s Objective The Reddit user is looking…

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Blockchain’s Potential for Humanitarian Aid: Danish Foreign Ministry

Category: Blockchain, News, Regulation, Tech

Blockchain’s Potential for Humanitarian Aid: Danish Foreign Ministry

One of the most important and interesting developments in recent weeks is the ability to move foreign aid onto the blockchain. Hack the Future of Development Aid is a study that is attempting to deliver rights to the poor and speed up aid transfers. Three institutions are spearheading the effort; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Denmark, the cryptocurrency exchange…

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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

Category: Bitcoin, Entertainment, News

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

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

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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Bits and Blocks of Ideas: Feature Interview With Anari Sengbe, founder of ProducTank

Category: Interviews, News

Bits and Blocks of Ideas: Feature Interview With Anari Sengbe, founder of ProducTank

At any given time during his workday, Anari Sengbe’s mind is brimming with ideas. A self-described blockchain and online gaming junkie, Sengbe’s digital insights and product prototypes have been sought out and employed by major companies like Mercedes Benz, HP, Emirates Airlines and DirectTV. He has also won numerous hackathons for prizes like this one for Mercedes. His current project…

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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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8-Year-Old Computer Prodigy Programming ‘WoorannaCoin’ to Grasp the Blockchain

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News

8-Year-Old Computer Prodigy Programming ‘WoorannaCoin’ to Grasp the Blockchain

A group of elementary students, including eight-year-old computer prodigy Seth Yee, at the Wooranna Park Primary School in Australia work on programming ‘WoorannaCoin’ under the guidance of former network engineer Kieran Nolan, which teaches them methods of developing software behind Bitcoin, including the blockchain. The family of Yee permanently relocated from Singapore to the Dandenong North suburb in Melbourne, Australia,…

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