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Exclusive Interview With Waqar Zaka: Celebrity TV Host Turned Bitcoin Philanthropist Praises ”Revolutionary” Technology

Exclusive Interview With Waqar Zaka

In a Bitcoin News exclusive, Pakistani reality TV host Waqar Zaka explains how he turned his journey from national celebrity into one of Bitcoin philanthropy. Zaka’s spot as presenter and head of content on his show gave him a huge following of fans in Pakistan. He likened his platform to Fear Factor on MTV in the US, getting famous for doing …


Humanitarian Blockchain Series #3: Closing Charities’ Accountability Gap Through Blockchain Technology

Humanitarian Blockchain a BitcoinNews.com series    Part 3: Closing Charities’ Accountability Gap Through Blockchain Technology           Welcome to the third installment of the Bitcoin News Humanitarian Blockchain Series. Charity begins at home, but the growing question being asked over the past few years is, where does it actually go?  We try to highlight some of the current solutions being …


Malta Charity Partners with Blockchain Charity Foundation for Improved Accountability

Malta Charity Partners with Blockchain Charity Foundation for Improved Accountability

The President’s Trust, a state-backed charity organization in Malta, has signed an agreement to partner with the Blockchain Charity Foundation (BCF), a move which has received praise from Maltese president Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. Charity on the blockchain As reported by local media outlet The Malta Independent on 25 September, Preca was speaking at a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) event …


Namibian Crypto Fundraiser to Save African Wild Dog

Namibian Crypto Fundraiser to Save African Wild Dog

A traveler to Namibia has decided to raise funds in cryptocurrency in order to save African wildlife. When she was in Namibia, Nadja Leroux first accounted cryptocurrency when she was sent a small amount of Bitcoin Cash, enabling her to make transactions even while in the African bush. On returning home, she has now decided to put her new-found knowledge …


China Tracks Charity Donations with Blockchain

China Tracks Charity Donations with Blockchain

The Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) in China has commented that the government is planning to implement blockchain technology in order to track charitable donations. The Chinese plan is very much in line with many governments and NGOs around the globe, many of whom are already utilizing the technology in the sector. While technological innovations have been boosting capital in …


NGO in Tanzania Registers First Babies on Blockchain

NGO in Tanzania Registers First Babies on Blockchain

A Dutch-based NGO working in Africa has teamed up with AID:Tech on a women’s aid project in Tanzania by using blockchain tech to assist pregnant women. AID:Tech is an award-winning company that focuses on the delivery of digital entitlements, including welfare, aid, remittance and donations using blockchain and digital identity. The company was the first in the world to successfully deliver …


Blood, Lambos, Earn Kevin Abosh $1M from Crypto Art

Blood, Lambos, Earn Kevin Abosh $1M from Crypto Art

An artist’s desire to experiment with conceptual cryptocurrency art connected to elements of his physical body, including his own blood and luxury icon Lamborghinis, have made Kevin Abosch over USD 1 million. Kevin Abosch is a conceptual artist and photographer that lives in New York and has been experimenting with cryptocurrency art. One of his artworks, Forever Rose, is considered …


Charities Must Embrace Blockchain to Make Genuine Impact, Report Says

Charities Must Embrace Blockchain to Make Genuine Impact, Report Says

A report conducted by independent think tank Charity Futures concluded that charities have yet to engage with blockchain with the kind of urgency required to keep up with technological advances, writes Live Bitcoin News. The study, ‘Nothing to Lose (But Your Chains)’, was clear in pointing out that the charity sector had as yet failed to tap significantly into available …


Why $80M in Bitcoin Was Given Away to Charity: A Philanthropist’s Love Letter to Bitcoin

A Philanthropist's Love Letter to Bitcoin: Why $80M in Bitcoin Was Given Away to Charity

The pseudonymous founder of Pineapple Fund, which donated over USD 80 million (value at time of founding) to charity, recently bid farewell after giving away every single satoshi of the Bitcoin fund. Known only as ‘Pine’, the Bitcoin philanthropist spoke to Bitcoin News and has not ruled out a return to altruism, calling similar ventures “almost a love letter to the …


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