• With Bitcoin gaining traction worldwide, charities have been seeing donations of the alternate currency skyrocket in recent years. Its use aims to streamline and cut costs for people trying to fund causes they care about. Charity Begins…With Bitcoin? As with all new technologies, Bitcoin’s rise in both price and adoption rate is causing industries to find niche uses for cryptocurrencies in ways previously unthought of. One of these niches is charitable giving. Charities around the

    More Donors Give Bitcoin and Noncash Assets to Charities Than Actual Cash

    | 2017/07/03 2:30 pm
  • The recently submitted Senate Bill 741 would prohibit the sale of raffle tickets for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in the state of California. Raffle Yes, Crypto No A bill that addresses the regulation of organizations that conduct charity raffles in California was submitted by Tony Mendoza, a California State Assemblyman last week. Senate Bill 741 would allow non-profit organizations “established by, or affiliated with, a district agricultural association, county fair association, or citrus fruit fair association” to

    California Proposes to Ban Bitcoin from Charity Raffles

    | 2017/02/22 12:00 pm
  • The BitHope Foundation is the first Bulgarian non-governmental organization (NGO) that uses cryptocurrency exclusively. This foundation is reportedly the first crypto-exclusive NGO in compliance with Article 33 of the Law on Nonprofit Legal Entities. BitHope believes that cryptocurrencies are the best form of money “that has been created by the human intellect,” which is why it wants to use digital currency to help people. Also read: John McAfee: ‘There are Tremendous Technology Problems With Bitcoin’

    BitHope Speaks: Scalability and the Future of NGOs

    | 2016/03/08 6:00 am
  • In late December 2015, at its Mexico City event, the Latin American Bitcoin Conference made history when it auctioned off a copy of the popular bitcoin comic, Bitcoin: The Hunt for Satoshi Nakamoto, for 20.4 bitcoins. At the time of the auction, that amounted to around $10,000 USD. Two men, Rodolfo Andragnes and Sebastian Wain, won the comic book together. Also read: Number of Ethereum Nodes Grows Exponentially Meet the Comic Book Winners: Rodolfo and

    Meet the Guys Who Paid $10,000 for a Bitcoin Comic Book

    | 2016/01/21 8:00 am
  • Grantcoin is a cryptocurrency project aimed at global philanthropy and “economic justice” through the use of currency. This unique project has recently made history in the cryptocurrency world by becoming the first of its kind to achieve 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity status in the United States.    Also read: Hacking Team Kept A Close Eye On The Bitcoin Ecosystem Evolution Putting a Unique Spin on Cryptocurrency Charity Launched in Spring of 2015, Grantcoin has taken on

    Grantcoin Makes Regulatory History in US, Plans to Launch Two New Charity Programs

    | 2016/01/05 12:00 pm
  • Giving Tuesday is coming December 1st and this year BitGive the first 501(c)(3) Bitcoin nonprofit is using its donations towards their Bitcoin Charity 2.0 Initiative. The plan is to create a transparency platform for donors and organizations using the blockchain for philanthropy. Also read: Less Taxes and More Bitcoin Donations with the BitGive Foundation and LibraTax Founded in 2013 by Connie Gallippi BitGive was one of the first nonprofit charities representing the grassroots Bitcoin community.

    Giving Tuesday Is Coming With BitGive

    | 2015/11/29 8:00 am
  • Based and started in Austin, Texas, Ucontrol.tv allows people to send Bitcoin (minimum deposit of 0.001 BTC) to three buckets, each associated with their own address. Each bucket supports a different charity; UControl.TV introduces another unprecedented usage case for Bitcoin. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with Ucontro.TV and is not responsible for its products and/or services. “The Bucket Splash channel was created as an initial test to explore the

    UControl.TV Monetizes Video Streams with Bitcoin

    | 2015/10/29 12:00 pm
  • Bitcoin and the underlying technology of the blockchain has become a pretty important invention of our time. The cryptocurrency application itself has given us a sketch of new meanings that apply to money and mediums of exchange. The blockchain can house and transact with unlimited amounts of valued assets through its publicly distributed ledger, and among these valuable building blocks is unforgeable data. This data can lead to incredible concepts produced by the blockchains transparency

    Blockchain Identity: Solving the Global Identification Crisis

    | 2015/09/27 8:00 am
  • Bankymoon, a South African-based Bitcoin solutions company, is changing how people pay for utilities, making them more affordable. Bitcoinist spoke with Lorien Gamaroff, founder and CEO of Bankymoon, to find out more about the utility crisis in Africa and what Bankymoon is doing to solve it. Lorien, a South Africa native, shared with us about the crisis and how it is impacting Africans and the education system. Also Read: Bankymoon Offers Bitcoin Solution For Paying Utility

    Blockchain Smart Meters: Solution to Africa’s Utility Crisis and Struggling Schools?

    | 2015/09/21 3:00 pm
  • The recent refugee crisis has led many to question the European nations and the role they play within the agreed upon “union.” It would seem that when a time of crisis has come upon such nations, the role they have to play is somewhat questionable and nonparallel to their agreed responsibility as a unified network. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker made a comment that highlighted this directly, as he was giving his speech to the European parliament that

    BitNation’s Emergency Refugee Responds to Europe’s Lack of Union

    | 2015/09/11 7:04 pm
  • BitGive is the first 501(c)(3) US-registered non-profitable charitable foundation. With a mission to improve the public health and environment worldwide, it relies on the Bitcoin community to do just that. One of the ways it funds its many projects is through the annual auction BitGive hosts. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with BitGive and is not responsible for its products and/or services. The online auction that runs

    BitGive Online Auction Now Live!

    | 2015/07/15 12:00 pm
  • The BitGive Foundation — celebrating its 2nd Anniversary — is asking for donations to fund its mission to demonstrate the social value of Bitcoin to people around the world. To encourage donations, BitGive will hold an online auction on the occasion. Also read: Less Taxes and More Bitcoin Donations with the BitGive Foundation and LibraTax Connie Gallippi, Founder and Executive Director of BitGive, took an early leadership role in Bitcoin philanthropy, founding BitGive in mid-2013. Gallippi aims to

    BitGive Asks for Donations for Bitcoin Community Services

    | 2015/06/20 8:00 am
  • A major flood occurred in the Vere River valley in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, on the night of June 13, 2015. At least 12 human lives were lost because of the flood. The event also struck the Tbilisi Zoo, leaving half of its animal inhabitants either dead or on the loose. Also read: BitFury’s Allied Control to Reduce Energy Footprint for Chip Cooling The police force, the emergency services, and army units were immediately

    BitFury and Georgian Co-Investment Fund Help Tbilisi Flood Victims

    | 2015/06/17 8:00 am
  • Combined, smartphones and bitcoin have created a whole new vehicle for sending and receiving money. With the widespread use of smartphones and the increasing popularity of bitcoin, it is not surprising the two have found a way to compliment each other. In fact, smartphones are poised to drive anonymous bitcoin transactions in a massive way. Also Read: Polychemy’s Necklaces Transfer Bitcoin Without Phones Welcome to the digital age. With a quick snap of a smartphone camera, QR

    Smartphones and QR Codes to Drive Bitcoin Transactions

    | 2015/06/13 3:00 pm
  • An easy way to get more people acquainted with Bitcoin is through encouraging non-profit organizations to accept Bitcoin donations. Bitcoin dramatically reduces transaction costs, which would allow non-profits to use more of their resources in advancing their causes. Also read: Charity Coin is the First “Proof of Donation” Crypto-Currency This is where Bitcoin provider, Cubits, and non-profit fundraising service Wikando come into place. In a new partnership, Cubits and Wikando aim to bring Bitcoin to the

    Cubits-Wikando Partnership Expands Charity Bitcoin Acceptance

    | 2015/06/07 8:00 am
  • Roger Ver nicknamed Bitcoin Jesus, an early American investor in Bitcoin at Coyote WallStreet, and Peter Smith of Blockchain will be the keynote speakers at Pioneers Festival, Europe’s major conference for tomorrow’s ideas. The event brings together the smartest startups with corporations, media and investors eager to support the next big thing. Also read: MasterCard Send: New P2P System Offers Near-Instant Transfers The organizers of Pioneer Festival inform that more than 1,600 startups from 90+

    Roger Ver and Peter Smith of Blockchain to be Keynote Speakers at Pioneers Festival

    | 2015/05/28 9:34 pm
  • Sfards, a Bitcoin mining company that uses advanced semiconductor technology to develop the future of Bitcoin mining chips, is organizing a contest for the most creative miner designers from May 11 to 17. Prizes include one bitcoin for the winner, as well as consolation prizes for the other participants. Disclaimer: This article was written with information provided by Sfards. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with Sfards and is not responsible for its products and/or services. Though the company

    Sfards to Host Contest For Creative Miner Designers

    | 2015/05/11 12:00 pm
  • Bitlanders is a new social network that pays people for their content. With bitLanders, users that post blogs, videos, images, and share the best content will have an extra income paid by the social platform. Also read: BitLanders: A Social Network That Pays You in Bitcoin Last week, Bitcoinist published an article review of this social network. This week, we decided have a conversation with the bitLanders Co-Founder and CEO, Francesco Rully.   Where did you get the

    Interview with Bitlanders CEO Francesco Rulli

    | 2015/04/11 7:00 pm
  • Sean’s Outpost is a renowned homeless shelter that has been accepting bitcoin donations for quite some time now. One of the initiatives of Sean’s Outpost — called Satoshi Forest, a homage to Satoshi Nakamoto — has been the subject of a court case in the state of Florida. Justice has been served, as Satoshi Forest has been deemed legal, and homelessness is not a crime. Sean’s Outpost: A Brief Overview The reason why Sean’s Outpost

    Sean’s Outpost Wins Satoshi Forest Case

    | 2015/04/07 8:00 pm