Over the years, Bitcoin has become an effective way to donate to those who need it most. Some non-profit organizations trying to fight the coronavirus are adapting to the increasing use of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies to fund their activities.
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A fundraising project to support the Red Cross in Italy has started on Helperbit
Helperbit is a platform that aims to provide support in the event of a natural disaster and allows users to donate safely. The platform accepts Bitcoin, as well as other cryptocurrencies. Based on what it describes on the Helperbit homepage, it is not necessary to create an account to make a donation. The platform promises that the blockchain technology it uses allows donations to be made transparently.
Among the projects that are part of Helperbit is a fundraising project to support Red Cross efforts in Italy, with a plan that has already received about 3,1868 BTC.
Gitcoin aims to raise $100,000 to support medical research
Gitcoin is a crowdfunding platform based on Ethereum. It aims to help blockchain projects that need funding and allows anyone to fund independent developers’ projects. On March 13th, Gitcoin announced that its next round of funding will include a category focused on public health.
Currently, the platform is seeking to raise at least about $100,000 in funding to support medical research. Of this amount, Gitcoin is contributing about $50,000 to be spent on various projects related to the investigation and eradication of the coronavirus.
Gitcoin will make further rounds of funding for Ethereum projects that are part of the efforts to combat the coronavirus in different parts of the world. Donations can be made using ethers or ERC-20 tokens.
Blocking will partner with Gitcoin to fight the coronavirus pandemic
Giving Block is a platform founded in 2018 that allows registered users on its page to raise funds in cryptocurrency for non-profit projects. Blocking recently announced in a tweet that it will partner with Gitcoin to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Anyone who donates money via the donation block can also take advantage of some of the fundraising rounds where the platform accepts donations via BTC, LTC, and ZEC. In addition to receiving donations, the platform organizers encourage users to share the hashtag # cryptoCOVID19 in an effort to reach more people who are able to donate to the cause.
Unicef is helping children in areas affected by COVID-19
The renowned United Nations non-profit organization has been accepting donations in cryptocurrency since 2019, through the UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund. Given the global coronavirus situation, Unicef is focusing its efforts on helping children in different parts of the world affected by the pandemic. For COVID-19, the NGO is currently providing support through the delivery of masks and other necessary supplies. Also, on its homepage, Unicef offers important information on how to avoid contagion.
Fidelity Charitable accepts a wide range of cryptocurrencies
Fidelity Charitable is an institution that connects with philanthropists and charitable foundations around the world. One aspect to consider when making donations on this platform is that you need to create an account and then make a minimum investment of $5,000. The platform accepts a wide range of cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Ripple XRP.
The organization continues to work closely with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP or Disaster Center Philanthropy) to find out which organizations and businesses are helping the American people who need it most.
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