Charity

Clean Water Nonprofit Reveals Celebrity-Fueled Bitcoin Water Trust Initiative

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>On Friday, the well known nonprofit charitywater.org announced the launch of a celebrity-funded Bitcoin Water Trust initiative. The trust will be allowed to hold bitcoin donations to fund water projects worldwide until 2025. </strong> Charity Water Launches Bitcoin Water Trust A number of announcements were revealed at the Bitcoin 2021 conference in …

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Tony Hawk Purchased Bitcoin in 2012 After Reading About the Silk Road Marketplace

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Tony Hawk, the American professional skateboarder often referred to as ‘Birdman,’ discussed bitcoin at the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami and told the crowd he got into the crypto economy in 2012. Hawk said he heard about the crypto asset after reading about the Silk Road marketplace and at the time, he …

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Funding surpasses $2 million for this charity DAO

Opportunities for cryptocurrency usage have risen over the years as digital assets have become more well known. One operation, called Endaoment, is aiming to put charitable giving in the hands of the people and recently secured over $2 million to further its endeavor.  “Endaoment facilitates tax-deductible giving of cryptocurrencies via its Donor-Advised Funds, a kind …

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Hollywood Sign, Amy Winehouse Photo to Be Auctioned as NFTs

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Non-fungible tokens can be sold to raise funds and two independent initiatives are now going to use proceeds from NFT auctions to finance charity projects. The tokens will represent one of the best known American landmarks, the Hollywood Sign, and a New York photograph of the late singer Amy Winehouse. </strong> Hollywood …

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‘Crypto for COVID’: Indian neobank aims to feed those affected by pandemic

Cashaa, a crypto banking platform with physical branches across India, is launching an initiative aimed at bringing crypto enthusiasts together to provide food supplies to those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to an announcement from Cashaa on Tuesday, the platform’s “Crypto for COVID” plan involves building a community of crypto users who will …

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The rise of crypto charities: Elongate and Munch raise millions for various causes

Two unrelated cryptocurrency projects have collectively raised over $3 million for charitable contributions this month, underscoring the potential of digital assets in aiding mission-based non-profits around the world.  Elongate, a cryptocurrency project that began as a parody of Elon Musk’s reference to the Watergate scandal, has raised $2 million for various food and general support …

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Nifty News: Ellen’s NFT auction flops, Oscars controversy, Kayne’s $1.8M sneakers, and more

The much-hyped NFT sale by popular talk show host Ellen Degeneres has fallen flat, with the comedian selling just five out of ten available Gold editions of her “Woman With Stick Cat” NFT for $2,500 on the Bitski platform. Sixty-four other people paid $100 each for an open Silver edition of the same NFT. The …

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Ethereum creator donates 100 Ether and Maker to Indian COVID-19 relief

Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin has contributed 100 Ether (ETH) and 100 Maker (MKR) tokens to a COVID-19 relief fund, as the country finds itself embroiled in the virus’ second wave. Buterin contributed to a “crypto-COVID” relief fund set up on the cryptocurrency custodian platform, Gnosis Safe. Public transactions on the Ethereum blockchain show two transactions …

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Nifty News: Jack Dorsey sells genesis tweet for $2.9M, NFTs save wild pandas and more

Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter sold a tokenized representation of his first-ever tweet for more than $2.9 million on Monday. The tweet was published on March 21, 2006, and reads:  just setting up my twttr — jack (@jack) March 21, 2006 A two-week bidding war between Bridge Oracle CEO Sina Estavi and tech entrepreneur …

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All-Star Celebrity Line-Up Launches Ethernity – A Debut Collection of NFTs

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Winklevoss Twins, Swish DJ Alesso, and 76ers owner Michael Rubin debut digital artworks alongside an all-star celebrity line-up. The non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are a collection of NFTs distributed by the art collective Ethernity.</strong> Ethernity Provides a Way for Stars to Support Philanthropic Causes A star-studded line-up of celebrities and influential figures has …

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