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Oct 2, 2018

In episode 34, Rhod chats to Connie Gallippi, Founder and CEO of the BitGive Foundation (the first US nonprofit to accept cryptocurrency donations). They discuss:

- What is the potential for cryptophilanthropy?

-What are some of the practical challenges to taking donations in cryptocurrency?

-Is the current crypto bear market likely to result in more or fewer donations of crypto?

-What is the wider potential of blockchain for the nonprofit sector?

-What does radical transparency bring for donors and beneficiaries?

-How might we solve the blockchain last mile problem?

-Should nonprofits be concerned about the environmental cost of existing blockchain tech?


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