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Accra and The Hague Universities Combine to Promote Blockchain in Ghana

Accra and The Hague Universities Combine to Promote Blockchain in Ghana

A partnership between a Ghanaian University and the Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) in the Netherlands has been forged with a view to accommodating a student exchange programme and further promote blockchain in the African nation. The Accra Technical University (ATU) wants to accelerate it graduate programme in order to provide the industry with the necessary skills to fill …


“Bitcoin Girl Thailand” on the Run From Thai Navy after Seastead Debacle

“Bitcoin Girl Thailand” on the Run From Thai Navy after Seastead Debacle

American Bitcoin investor Chad Elwartowski and Thai girlfriend Supranee Thepdet, nicknamed Bitcoin Girl Thailand, have gone into hiding having been accused of violating Thailand’s sovereignty; a charge that could carry a death sentence under Thai law. The couple constructed a platform home known as a “seastead” in international waters 12 nautical miles from the shoreline at Phuket, Thailand’s tourist island …


Satoshi’s $1 Million Bitcoin Treasure Hunt Hits Blockstream Satellite

Satoshi’s $1 Million Bitcoin Treasure Hunt Hits Blockstream Satellite (1)

Another Bitcoin treasure hunt is on the way, this time worth USD I million in the flagship cryptocurrency. Satoshi’s Treasure, designed to “test the resolve, courage, intelligence, and savvy [sic] of would-be hunters”, has been launched through a broadcast to the Blockstream Satellite this week enabling gamesters, hunters and would be millionaires the chance to own 198 BTC at current …


Hamas Bid for Bitcoin Donations Struggles to Get Off Ground

Hamas Bid for Bitcoin Donations Struggles to Get Off Ground

The fundamentalist Palestinian organization Hamas is to continue its call for cryptocurrency donations which has only resulted in a meager few thousand dollars since its call for funding two months ago. Hamas, the de-facto ruling authority of the Gaza Strip in Palestine, is regarded by several countries, including the US and the EU, as a terrorist organization. Russia, Turkey, and …


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 …


Manila Residents Paid ETH for Consensys-Backed Beach Cleanup

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Manila residents are being paid in Ether for cleaning up the city’s plastic-ridden beaches in a new crypto for work project in the Philippine capital. Recent research has shown that that five Asian countries — China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand — account for more than 55% of global plastic waste leaking into the ocean. Indonesia, currently participating in …


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 …


Humanitarian Blockchain Series #1: Supporting Syrian Refugees in Jordan

UN Women and WFP Unite with Blockchain Project for Syrian Refugees

Humanitarian Blockchain a BitcoinNews.com series Part 1: Supporting Syrian Refugees in Jordan In the first instalment of the Bitcoin News Humanitarian Blockchain Series, we take a look at an extension of the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Building Blocks project for Syrian refugees in Jordan, where blockchain will now be utilized to support both the Zaatari and Azray refugee camps. Since last …


Sun Exchange Plans to Provide Africa’s Poor with Crypto-Funded Energy

Sun Exchange Plans to Provide Africa's Poor with Crypto-Funded Energy

Sun Exchange, the global micro-leasing marketplace, is announcing a new partnership with Powerhive which aims to use the crypto economy to offer decentralized solar power to poorer nations. With over one billion of the world’s population still living without electricity, the new project between the two companies aims to eradicate worldwide energy poverty by using cryptocurrency and blockchain technology to …


La Bitcoineta “Bitmobile”: How Bitcoin Activists Are Pushing for Awareness Across Argentina

La Bitcoineta "Bitmobile": How Bitcoin Activists Are Pushing for Awareness Across Argentina

A group of individuals based in Argentina have taken it upon themselves to liberate with and educate the population of their country on Bitcoin, with the hopes of aiding sustainable economic growth via the possibilities of Bitcoin and the ensuing fintech sector. The group has managed to create a fun, unique way of spreading the message, traveling in a veritable …


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