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HelperBit Runs a Successful Campaign to Aid the Earthquake Survivors in Italy No Comments

The use of Bitcoin as a currency has increased across the world. The digital currency is slowly making its way to become one of the mainstream currencies. These developments make the digital currency as an ideal asset for not just regular economic transactions, but also for charitable donations. In order to facilitate such charitable transactions, an Italian startup has created the HelperBit platf...


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The Water Project Receives An Anonymous Bitcoin Donation Worth $23,000 No Comments

The Water Project is one of the many charitable organizations accepting Bitcoin payments. While there has been a good amount of donations from cryptocurrency enthusiasts so far, things have been taken to a new level. One - or multiple - anonymous donor(s) sent a whopping 38 Bitcoin to the organization last night. All of this money will be used to provide clean and safe water to an entire school in...


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Meet a Robin Hood-Like Bitcoin Ransomware No Comments

Doing something bad with good intentions don't make it right! Maybe no one told this to the cybercriminals behind this new Bitcoin ransomware. CryptMix, the new ransomware doing rounds on the internet extorts money out of its victims, but forwards the ransom for charity. Like any other ransomware, CryptMix encrypts the files on the victim's computer making it unusable. According to Heimdal Se...


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Is Bitcoin the Future of Charity? No Comments

While the world looks to label Bitcoin for all of the things it isn’t--as a major financial mechanism of terrorism, or a smart way to perform money laundering--let’s take a look at one of the paths it does take. The charitable donation, for example. The charity industry has had their own public relations issues over the last several years for many fly-by-night organizations turning out to be f...


Exclusive: An Insight into Francesco Rulli’s Work and Thoughts No Comments

We at NewsBTC are always looking for opportunities to introduce who’s who involved in the field of digital currency. One such personality whom we had the privilege to ask few questions is Francesco Rulli. Francesco is an Italian businessman, philanthropist and a black belt Judo practitioner. He is also the founder of bitLanders, bitCharities, Film Annex, Afghan Citadel and Mrs Mudd (a fashion an...


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Bitcoin Helping Liberty in North Korea No Comments

The Bitcoin community's political leanings are no secret: some of us lean to the left or to the right, but practically all of us lean libertarian. Regular readers probably agree that personal autonomy needs to be respected, and believe that cryptocurrency will help ensure that. We've carried this message to some of the world's poorest regions, and to volatile dictatorships like Russia, China, an...


United Way Worldwide Begins Accepting Bitcoin Donations No Comments

It's not only big companies like Overstock.com and DIRECTV accepting bitcoin. Nonprofit organizations are coming aboard, too. The big news this morning is that the world's largest privately held nonprofit organization, United Way Worldwide, is now accepting bitcoin donations in partnership with San Francisco-based Coinbase. In a blog post published today, Coinbase wrote: [blockquote style="2"]W...


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Sean's Outpost: 100,000th Meal Served to the Homeless No Comments

Bitcoin-powered charity Sean's Outpost has hit a heartwarming milestone. According to founder Jason King, the organization has fed their 100,000th meal to those dealing with homelessness, primarily in the area of Pensacola, Florida. So...Sean's Outpost just fed our 100,000th meal to the homeless. Thought you would like to know. Thanks #bitcoin — Sean's Outpost (@SeansOutpost) July 18, 2014 S...


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