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    IBM Is Issuing A Token On The Stellar Blockchain

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    According to Forbes, IBM has decided to issue a token called “Verde” in partnership with carbon credits startup Veridium Labs Ltd. The token will be issued on the stellar blockchain. The purpose of the token is to give companies that pollute the environment a way to offset the damage by supporting a patch of Indonesian […] More

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    Meet the Founder Who Pledged 5,057 BTC ($86m) to Charity

    The Pineapple Fund pledged 5,057 BTC to charity. That’s currently valued at $86 million. So far they’ve supported 9 charities to the tune of 411 bitcoins (~$7m). Those charities are Watsi, The Water Project, BitGive EFF, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), Open BSD, Sens Research Foundation, Charity:Water, and Mona. I caught up with this anonymous donor, who shall be known as […] More

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    United Nations Sends Aid to 10,000 Syrian Refugees Using Ethereum Blockchain

    One of the largest-ever implementations of the ethereum blockchain for a charitable cause has just concluded a successful trial. Completed on 31st May, the project run by the United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP) was designed to direct resources to thousands of Syrian refugees by giving them cryptocurrency-based vouchers that could be redeemed in participating markets. The […] More

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    Environmental Activism Attracts Boomers Seeking An Impact

    In a conference room in the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C., 100 older adults listened intently as Ellen Stofan, former chief scientist at NASA, summarized the latest research on global warming. Using vivid maps, she showed that if current trends continue, the average surface temperature on Earth would be 113 degrees Fahrenheit […] More

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    50 Most Powerful Women in U.S. Philanthropy

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    The role of women in philanthropy is rising. More self-made women are emerging with their own resources for giving, which reflects the rising economic fortunes of women—a trend likely to accelerate in coming years. At the same time, more women leaders are reaching the pinnacle of the foundation world and now helm some of the […] More

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    Sohn Conference 2017: Stocks and 6 Tips for Happiness

    Since 1995, the Sohn Investment Conference in New York has been the premier investing event. It features top hedge fund managers sharing their latest insights and ideas in order to benefit the Sohn Conference Foundation’s work to end childhood cancer. 2017 Conference was lined up with prominent hedge fund titans showcasing investment ideas in support […] More

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    China’s Philanthropy Gap

    Mainland China has the world’s second largest population of billionaires, with 335 calling it home according to the 2015 Forbes China Rich List, putting it just behind the US. Yet China ranks 144th out of 145 countries on the 2015 CAF World Giving Index which measures the percentage of a population that engages in charitable […] More