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Crypto Pioneer’s $4.57 Million Charity Bid Wins Lunch with Warren Buffett

Crypto Pioneer $4.57 Million Charity Bid Wins Lunch with Warren Buffett

As Tronsters were enthusiastically waiting for the “big announcement”, the suspense was broken by Justin Sun, who took to Twitter to announce his win at the eBay charity auction to have lunch with the highly-esteemed investor, philanthropist and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett. Justin Sun, owner of BitTorrent and CEO of Tron Foundation, bid a whopping USD 4.57 million …


BitMEX Billionaire Co-Founder Joins Gates-Buffett Charity

BitMEX Billionaire Co-Founder Joins Gates-Buffett Charity

BitMEX billionaire co-founder Ben Delo has come onboard ‘The Giving Pledge‘ non-profit initiative for the mega rich founded by philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates and investor Warren Buffett. Ben Delo, billionaire co-founder of crypto derivatives exchange BitMEX, has pledged to donate the majority of his wealth to global challenges. The 35-year old co-founder of one of the biggest Bitcoin derivatives …


Venezuelans Receive Free Crypto in Charity Relief Program

Venezuelans Got Free Crypto in Charity Relief Program

A social health worker through a crypto program dubbed GiveCrypto has come to the aid of families in Venezuela anguishing in the economic rot of the country caused by hyperinflation cascaded from political decadence. One such Venezuelan, Andreina Cordero from Barquisimeto, said: “We finally got to eat chicken. And there were also vegetables for the kids.” According to reports from …


International Women’s Day: Women and Crypto – The Direction in 2019

It is International Women’s Day 2019, and a time for Bitcoin News to reflect on a year in print and celebrate women in fintech, and those women of all ages whose lives still remain largely uncelebrated. The point of International Women’s Day is to look back over the past year and pinpoint the successes and failures in the promotion of …


Wikimedia Foundation Partners with Bitpay to Expand Crypto Payments

Wikimedia Foundation Partners with Bitpay to Expand Crypto Payments

The American non-profit and charitable organization behind Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, has partnered with BitPay, a leading company providing Bitcoin payment processing services for merchants. The partnership will allow the foundation, which has already provided a Bitcoin donations capability to the multilingual, web-based, free encyclopedia, to now add BCH donations through BitPay. BitPay’s chief commercial officer, Sonny Singh, who predicted at the …


Humanitarian Support Grows With More Charities Accepting Crypto Other Than Bitcoin

Humanitarian Support Grows With More Charities Accepting Crypto Other Than Bitcoin

It’s generally a little-known fact to those outside of the virtual currency arena that Bitcoin is not all about making large profits, but that the hallmark cryptocurrency, along with many others, is frequently used to forward humanitarian ideals through a wide range of charities around the globe. BitcoinNews has followed many of these charities over the past year. Whether it be …


“AirdropVenezuela” Recruits Steve Hank as Ally in Plan for Poverty-Stricken Nation

"AirdropVenezuela" Recruits Steve Hank as Ally in Plan for Poverty-Stricken Nation

Hyperinflation expert Steve Hanke has teamed up with a Mexico City-based blockchain powered currency platform in order to get financial aid to Venezuelans. Hanke, also a professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins University, and AirTM, will work together on project “AirdropVenezuela”, which hopes to raise cryptocurrency donations up to USD1 million. Once raised, the funds will then be released …


Bitcoin’s Mr. Big, Michael Novogratz Donates to Princeton Students

Bitcoin's Mr Big, Michael Novogratz, Donates to Princeton Students

Mike Novogratz, ex-hedge fund manager and Bitcoin Billionaire has made a donation to students at the prestigious US university Princeton. Novogratz is a well-known Bitcoin pundit and CEO of Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd, a merchant banking institution dedicated to the digital assets and blockchain technology sector. Better known for his bullish predictions, last year he suggested that the crypto market …


UK Investor Who Lost a Million Still Has Faith in Bitcoin

UK Investor Who Lost a Million Still Has Faith in Bitcoin

It’s a familiar story, but it still hurts for those who have had the same experience as investor Peter McCormack who lost $1 million in the recent bear market. But he has faith. McCormack claims that he got himself too “caught up in the hype’ during the buoyant and heady cryptocurrency market in 2017. The ex-London advertising agency manager decided …


Direct Debit vs Blockchain: Breaking the Donation Conundrum

Direct Debit vs Blockchain: Breaking the Donation Conundrum

Blockchain has the potential to deliver what all people want and have been asking for over the years: payment environments where donors money can be tracked by all parties, ensuring support arrives at the point of need in its entirety. Writer Richard Cornfield recently examined the questionable nature of donating to charity in today’s myriad of needy causes. He has …


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