UNICEF France now accepts donations in the cryptocurrency
Those of you who believe that “children are dying because of the lack of bitcoins” attributed to a certain crypto-currency evangelist, now you are no longer limited to a currency if you want to help needy children.
This follows from the announcement made by UNICEF France that now the organization accepts donations in the cryptocurrency. Guided by the need to expand the range of donors, the humanitarian body will now accept nine digital currencies on its official website – Bitcoin, Ripple, Etherium, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Monero, and Dash.
— UNICEF France (@UNICEF_france) September 19, 2018
According to the Executive Director of UNICEF France, Sebastian Lyon, blocking technology and cryptocurrency offered the humanitarian world opportunities that should not be missed, as they are “an innovation in terms of solidarity and fundraising.”
The decision taken by UNICEF France on donations in the cryptocurrency was made several months after the success of the campaign, known as GameChaingers. In February this year, the UNICEF global body launched an initiative to help children in war-torn Syria, asking gamers to make their own contribution using their computing resources for the purpose of mining the cryptocurrency. The initiative was focused on the extraction of the Ethereum, and all interested donors needed to install the software for mining Claymore. By the end of the campaign, 85 ETH had been nominated.