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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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American Cancer Society launches first-ever Crypto Cancer Fund

In collaboration with crypto donations company The Giving Block, the American Cancer Society has set up the Cancer Crypto Fund, which seeks to raise at least $1 million by early 2021 to fund ongoing research initiatives. Donations to fund cancer research plunged 50% in 2020, reaching the lowest this century, according to the American Cancer …

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‘Miss Bitcoin’ launches celebrity NFT art charity project

Early crypto evangelist, Mai Fujimoto, a.k.a. Miss Bitcoin, has partnered with blockchain gaming ecosystem Enjin to launch Japan’s first nonfungible token, or NFT, charity project. According to a Jan. 18 blog post, the project’s first initiative will be the sale of tokenized artwork by Japanese celebrities to benefit DxP, a non-profit that supports teenagers facing …

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The Downside of Crypto Donations

Cryptocurrency donations are providing a much-needed lifeline to hard-up charities right now. In many countries, the coronavirus pandemic has triggered massive government support packages for businesses disrupted by national lockdowns. Charities have not been so lucky. In the U.K. one in 10 nonprofits face bankruptcy. In the U.S., one in five donors have said they …

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‘Christmas magic,’ says Chainlink user who received $11K in donations for $50K mistake

A crypto user who lost roughly $50,000 from a smart contract mistake before the holidays is thanking the crypto community for donating $11,000 to help recover the loss. Earlier this month, Github user dawidkabani13 said he had accidentally sent 4,005 Chainlink (LINK) — worth roughly $47,000 at the time — to an immutable Aavegotchi (GHST) …

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Portnoy’s small business relief fund now accepting Bitcoin, crypto donations

Barstool Media’s Dave Portnoy is accepting Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency donations for his small-business relief fund. Less than 24 hours after integration, the crypto community has responded with incredible generosity.  The Barstool Fund launched last week to raise money for small businesses impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. At the time of writing, the Fund had …

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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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