The COVID-19 coronavirus has had an unprecedented global impact on health and economy and it has been heartening to see so many efforts to offer relief appear throughout the world.
BitGive founder Connie Gallippi joins Tatiana and Josh from Tahoe, where the coronavirus has impacted a disproportionate number of residents, to share the ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts happening through BitGive’s donation platform, GiveTrack and shares her experience in helping to rally the crypto community and beyond during this crisis.
BitGive, the first bitcoin and blockchain non-profit, has applied it’s RSK blockchain solution, GiveTrack, to transparently record donations from around the world to benefit Direct Relief, GiveDirectly, and One Fair Wage Emergency Fund with an initial fundraising goal of $20,000. RSK Labs got them off to a great start with a $10,000 donation.
With their integration partnership with Uphold, supporters can now donate using bitcoin, fiat, or any of the more than 30 cryptocurrencies supported by Uphold. GiveTrack’s blockchain fueled transparency introduces a timely use case for blockchain and cryptocurrency by allowing supporters to watch their donation move from their wallet to the intended charity and then to see how the charity spends their donations, all one one platform.
BitGive has also set up several funds to help expand their reach. Supporters can donate to Growth Fund, the Innovators Fund, or the Leadership Circle to empower BitGive’s mission.
As Josh mentions, crypto evangelists should be enthusiastically supporting efforts like BitGive. Have a good month and a little extra to spare? Supporting charity efforts though BitGive and GiveTrack are a great way to walk to the walk of getting government out of charity.
Before the close of the episode, Josh shared some great feel-good news: people in Ireland are repaying the Hopi and Navaho Nation tribes in the United States for a favor done for Ireland in 1847. Connie wasn’t the only one who got chills hearing about this beautiful effort.
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Published at Tue, 12 May 2020 20:46:00 +0000