Tag Archives: Donations

Connecticut Software Engineering School Receives $10,000 BTC Donation

During the first week of 2019, Holberton School in New Haven, whose two-year higher education program aims to “drive the digital transformation revolution,” received a large cryptocurrency donation. On Monday it was announced that the cofounder of software suite the Scroll Network, Nathan Pitruzzello, donated $10,000 worth of digital currency to the Connecticut school that’s known for recording academic… Read More »

Brave Browser Donations Controversy: Not Optional For Creators

When Bitcoinist reported on the ability to tip content creators directly from Brave browser, that was a positive thing, right? Actually, not so much when it uses creators’ names and photos, to collect donations ‘for them’, without their consent. The Brave YouTuber Popular British YouTuber, Tom Scott, takes pride in not asking for donations or crowdfunding on any platform.… Read More »

Coinbase CEO Armstrong Pledges to Give Crypto Wealth to Charitable Causes

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has joined other super-wealthy individuals in pledging to donate much of his net-worth to charitable or other causes. In a blog post on the website of The Giving Pledge – founded by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet to encourage the rich to donate their wealth to worthy causes – Armstrong said: “Once a certain level of… Read More »

Vitalik Just Gave $300K in Crypto to Three Ethereum Startups

Vitalik Buterin, the creator of ethereum, has just donated $300,000 in cryptocurrency to three blockchain startups – apparently making the decision in response to a Twitter thread. The three projects receiving the 1,000 ETH grants are Prysmatic Labs, ChainSafe Systems and Sigma Prime. All are projects working to build the blockchain network’s next iteration, ethereum 2.0. Sigma Prime is… Read More »

More Universities Forced to Grapple with Logistics of Accepting Crypto Donations

As more and more  graduates of prestigious universities go on to make a name for themselves in the rapidly expanding cryptocurrency space, the institutions where they learned their skills are increasingly on the receiving end of donations made using digital assets. However, many universities are completely clueless as to what to do with the funds gifted to them.Are… Read More »

Campaign Watchdog in California Bans Political Donations in Bitcoin

California’s campaign regulator has recently banned Bitcoin (BTC) from political donations, the Associated Press reports Friday, September 21. In August, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) had considered allowing donations in cryptocurrencies. The watchdog planned to discuss the use of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for political contributions and discuss their adoption. The FPPC then held a vote on… Read More »

North Carolina Bans Crypto Donations for Political Campaigns

The electoral campaign finance board of North Carolina will not allow election candidates to accept crypto donations in order to fund their campaigns. Although the Federal Election Commission in 2014 allowed candidates for federal office to accept Bitcoin donations, U.S state campaign finance offices are free to set their own rules for state election candidates. A problem of… Read More »

Jailed Far-Right Activist Receives £20,000 in Bitcoin for #FreeTommy Campaign

Supporters of Tommy Robinson worldwide have collectively donated around £20,000 to a campaign to see the former-English Defence League (EDL) leader released from jail. Robinson was incarcerated in May and has since appealed for donations towards his legal costs in Bitcoin.Far-Right Activist Appeals for Bitcoin DonationsThe English political activist Tommy Robinson was freed from jail today. The former… Read More »