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Can Political Fundraising Through Crypto Find Mainstream Acceptance?

Analysis A Reuters report published on Oct. 8 claimed that Japan’s internal affairs and communications minister, Sanae Takaichi, confirmed to ministers in the country that crypto donations are not subject to financial regulations. However, in the same announcement, Takaichi mentioned that donating..

UNICEF Launches Cryptocurrency Fund Supported by Ethereum Foundation

News UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, has launched a cryptocurrency fund to support open source technology “benefiting children and young people around the world.” According to the official announcement published on Oct. 8, UNICEF thus became the first U.N. organization “to hold an..

ConsenSys and WWF Roll Out Platform for Transparency in Philanthropy

News ConsenSys, a blockchain startup founded by Ethereum’s (ETH) co-founder Joseph Lubin, and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have jointly launched the Impactio platform to bring transparency into philanthropy. Per an announcement made on Sept. 24, a new partnership between ConsenSys and the WWF res..

Tron’s Justin Sun to Reschedule Warren Buffett Lunch ‘Very Soon’

News Tron founder and CEO, Justin Sun, says he’ll reschedule his charity lunch with Berkshire Hathaway chairman and billionaire Warren Buffett “very soon.” The CEO announced the news during a live stream on Tuesday, Sept. 24. An open invitation to the leader of the free worldAs reported, Sun had ..

Bitcoin Owners Are Giving Away Altcoins to Support TOR Project

Follow up On the lighter side of things in the cryptosphere, some Bitcoin (BTC) owners have been donating altcoins to the TOR Project — a nonprofit organization primarily responsible for running “The Onion Router.” For some Bitcoiners, the trend is a way of killing two birds with one stone — suppo..

Binance Charity Accepts Cryptocurrency Donations for Hurricane Relief

News Binance Charity, the philanthropic wing of major cryptocurrency exchange Binance, has begun a campaign to help support victims of Hurricane Dorian. On Sept. 5, Binance Charity started accepting cryptocurrency donations for a campaign that will help provide food and aid for hurricane victims t..

Foundation Uses Blockchain and Crypto to Help Save the Brazilian Amazon

News Rainforest Foundation US is a New York-based, non-profit NGO working in Central and South America, which is now hoping to support anti-deforestation efforts with crypto and blockchain tech. Deforestation and fires in the Brazilian AmazonOn Sept. 4, the Rainforest Foundation reached out to the..

BitPay Blocks $100K Bitcoin Donation to Amazon Rainforest Fire Charity

News Controversial cryptocurrency payments processor BitPay is facing another PR nightmare after the company rejected a $100,000 donation to an Amazon rainforest charity. BitPay leads Amazon Watch to compliance dead endAccording to a social media complaint by Amazon Watch, an organization which se..

Nonprofit Launches Blockchain Platform for Credit History in Sierra Leone

News San Francisco-based nonprofit Kiva, a company that crowdfunds loans for financial inclusion, has launched a blockchain platform for credit history with the government of Sierra Leone. According to a Reuters report on Aug. 21, Kiva and President of Sierra Leone Julius Maada Bio jointly launche..

Fidelity Charitable Received Over $100M in Crypto Donations Since 2015

News Independent public charity Fidelity Charitable has received $100 million in cryptocurrency donations, according to its recently published report. In its “2019 Giving Report,” Fidelity Charitable illustrated account development throughout 2018, and provided insights into its growth since its e..

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