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Awesome interactive NFT artwork shows effects of sponsoring kids

A former baseball player has created a non-fungible token, time-sensitive artwork piece that allows crypto holders to donate Bitcoin to enable two African American boys to fulfill their dreams. According to a representative for the artist, former Tampa Bay Rays player Micah Johnson, marketplace Async Art will be making NFT artwork available starting on Oct. …

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Paxful breaks ground on Nigerian school in #BuiltWithBitcoin initiative

Peer-to-peer cryptocurrency marketplace Paxful announced Sept. 17 that it had broken ground on a new school in Nigeria. This is the fourth school of 100 planned as part of its #BuiltWithBitcoin initiative to bring quality education to emerging countries. The school, located in the Ankara Nandu community of Sanga Local, will serve an estimated 100–120 …

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Woz is hosting a livestream charity fundraiser for his 70th birthday

Woz While Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak hasn’t worked for the company in an official capacity for more than 30 years, “Woz” is still beloved by many in the tech community. As such, it’s no surprise that when he celebrates his 70th birthday tomorrow, the internet is invited to celebrate along with him. Woz’s wife Janet …

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Regulatory Attention and Fraudsters: Bad Crypto News of the Week

It’s been a good week for Bitcoin. The dollar price is up more than 3 percent to around $9,500. That $10,000 ceiling is looking more fragile than ever. One sign that the ceiling may be about to break is the decline in Google searches for “Bitcoin.” According to Google Trends, search interest is the lowest since …

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Big Crypto Hacks: Bad Crypto News of the Week

It has been all over the news about the great Twitter Bitcoin hack of 2020. We’ve got you covered if you haven’t been paying attention to #CryptoTwitter this week. After a period of calm in the cryptomarkets, last week showed some movement. Unfortunately, it went in the wrong direction. Bitcoin was down about 3 percent …

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Presidential Campaigns and Tiktok: Bad Crypto News of the Week

It’s been another good, stable week for Bitcoin. No big breakout yet but also no sudden collapse and a comfortable rise of around 1.6 percent. If that sounds like Bitcoin is becoming a bit predictable, don’t rest too easy. Some analysts see this sideways period as the prelude to a big move—either up or down. …

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UNICEF Crypto Fund to Invest $100K in Humanitarian Blockchain Projects

Over the past four years, the United Nations International Children’s Fund has been investing in startups applying open-source technology, hoping to make the world a better place, but is looking to step up its game even further now. Cecilia Chapiro, an investment advisor at UNICEF Ventures, told Cointelegraph that UNICEF had launched its innovation fund …

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Irish Charity Receives $1.1M Grant to Build Blockchain Platform for Aid Distribution

Oxfam Ireland, a Belfast-based charity fighting global poverty, has received a €1 million ($1.1 million) grant to fund the next phase of a blockchain aid distribution project. Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk …

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UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund Makes Its Largest-Ever Investment

Today eight technology companies from seven different emergent economies will receive an investment of Ethereum cryptocurrency from the UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund. UNICEF’s crypto-enabled investment vehicle has given these companies 125 ETH, worth approximately $28,600, to use in scaling or prototyping their respective technologies over the next six months. Companies receiving this investment have already received …

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Roger Ver Donates $10K in Bitcoin Cash to Casa de Amparo Children’s Shelter

Just recently Bitcoin.com’s Roger Ver donated $10,000 worth of bitcoin cash to the charitable organization Casa de Amparo, a 501(c)(3) charity that helps children escape child abuse and neglect. Since 1978, Casa de Amparo has offered a myriad of programs that help those affected by and at risk of child abuse in San Diego County. …

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