Nydia Zhang of the Social Alpha Foundation: Using the Blockchain for Good

Nydia Zhang of the Social Alpha Foundation: Using the Blockchain for Good

As chairman and co-founder of the Social Alpha Foundation (SAF), Nydia Zhang has left a solid mark on the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, though, as a young art student at the University of Washington in 2011, blockchain was far from the direction she saw her life taking. Zhang earned her bachelor's degree in art history in 2015 and spent the next few years carving out a career for herself in the field of art management.
BitGive Launches Bitcoin Donation Platform GiveTrack 1.0 on Mainnet

BitGive Launches Bitcoin Donation Platform GiveTrack 1.0 on Mainnet

Having announced the beta version of its blockchain-based donation platform GiveTrack in 2017, the BitGive Foundation has now launched the GiveTrack 1.0 on the mainnet.
Trading Platform Paxful Completes Construction for Second School in Rwanda

Trading Platform Paxful Completes Construction for Second School in Rwanda

Children in the Rwandan village of Kasebigege are being given a greater chance to pursue a sound education as construction on a new school, developed by bitcoin marketplace Paxful, has been completed. Located in the Bugesera District, the school is a primary institution designed for children between the ages of 6 and 15. It's Paxful's second Philanthropic endeavor in the village, and construction was finished roughly one year after the company built a nursery education center in December 2017.
Here’s How You Can Get Amazon to Kick Some Cash to a Bitcoin Charity

Here’s How You Can Get Amazon to Kick Some Cash to a Bitcoin Charity

Are you planning to do some shopping on Amazon this holiday season? If so, you can also support BitGive, the first registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that uses the power of bitcoin to support some great philanthropic projects around the world. This year, BitGive is celebrating its fifth anniversary of charitable work in the Bitcoin space. And while shoppers can support its philanthropic efforts year round through the AmazonSmile program, now is the time of year when you might be spending a bit more time (and money) on the Amazon website.

Our Top 5 Bitcoin “Good News” Stories of 2017

When the history of Bitcoin and blockchains is written, 2017 will be the year tagged as the “turning point” when Bitcoin and “red hot” blockchain technology went mainstream. The steadily rising bitcoin price and market cap is a key, though not the only, indicator that a tipping point has been reached.

Meet "Pine," the Bitcoin Philanthropist Who Set Up the $85 Million Pineapple Fund

Yesterday, one post set the Bitcoin subreddit on fire: An anonymous Bitcoiner who goes by the name of “Pine” announced that they are establishing the Pineapple Fund to donate 5,057 BTC, worth about $86 million at today’s exchange rate, to charitable causes.

Mexican Bitcoin Exchange Bitso Aids Red Cross Earthquake Relief Efforts

Bitso, a cryptocurrency exchange in Mexico, has continues its campaign to aid the victims of the recent earthquake in Mexico. A few days ago, Bitso announced their support for the Mexican people who were affected by the recent earthquake. The cryptocurrency exchange has enabled donation wallets that can be used by the company’s clients to send aid using different digital currencies, such as bitcoin, ether and ripple.