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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 …


Developer Plans Massive Bitcoin Mobile Airdrop to Ease Venezuelan Crisis

Developer Plans Massive Bitcoin Mobile Airdrop to Ease Venezuelan Crisis

Former Goldman Sachs employee turned developer Jonathan Wheeler has plans to help Venezuelans get their hands on Bitcoin via a massive airdrop, according to Zero Hedge. As reported by Bitcoin News recently, under its controversial president, Nicolas Maduro, the country continues to struggle with a hyperinflation rate which was estimated to have skyrocketed to 18,000% in 2018. Venezuela’s crisis has …


“Bitcoineta” Road Trip Hits Argentinian Highways With Bitcoin Story

"Bitcoineta" Road Trip Hits Argentinian Highways With Bitcoin Story

Two Argentinian non-profit organizations, Bitcoin Argentina and Bitcoin Americana, are touring rural Argentina spreading knowledge about Bitcoin among local communities, Cointelegraph reports. Local news outlet Infobae has reported that they’ve decided to coin the name “Bitcoineta” for the project by blending together Bitcoin with ‘camioneta’, the Spanish word for van, their mode of travel for their huge road trip which will take …


Refugee Charity Receives Huge Crypto Donation

Refugee Charity Receives Huge Crypto Donation

The New York-based charity Give Directly has announced that it has received a donation of USD 1 million from startup OmiseGo and Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin. Give Directly uses publicly available data on poverty to enroll recipients, region by region, using GPS technology in order to establish genuine cases of extreme poverty. Once no irregularities are discovered, a payment is …


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