Recently, UNICEF France announced on their official website that they will now accept donations in the form of a host of cryptocurrencies towards the aid of children.
To make the donation, donors can go to UNICEF’s France website and choose from a list 9 cryptocurrency options which include Bitcoin [BTC], Ethereum [ETH], Ripple [XRP], Bitcoin Cash [BCH], EOS, Stellar Lumens [XLM], Litecoin [LTC], DASH and Monero [XMR].
UNICEF France believes that with this move, the humanitarian agency could attract a new category of donors effectively spreading their area of reach for funding. Sébastien Lyon, the executive director of UNICEF France stated:
“Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology for charitable purposes offer a new opportunity to appeal to the generosity of the public and continue to develop our actions with children in our country of intervention.”
He further added:
“It is an innovation in terms of solidarity and fundraising that we are still few to propose, but which tends to become more democratic.”
Contributors also have the option to make ‘free’ donations by mining any one of the cryptocurrencies on the UNICEF France electronic wallet.
This isn’t the first time that UNICEF France has broadened its acceptance of forms of funding effectively reaching out to the cryptocurrency community. Earlier in February, the agency had launched Game Chaingers, a fundraiser for the Syrian Children’s program.
UNICEF appealed to miners and cryptocurrency enthusiasts to use the maximum number of PC Graphics Cards by mining cryptocurrency on the Ethereum Blockchain in order to generate funds. Through the fundraiser, donors were no longer required to spend a single Euro in funding as all they had to do was mine cryptocurrencies on the Ethereum blockchain platform.
UNICEF Australia, through a website known as the Hopepage, uses the processing power of donors’ computers to automatically generate funds to save and protect the rights of children.
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“I’m woke. There are always a few people who give me faith in humanity.”
Another Redditor named Vmozara added:
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Thunderosa, a Reddit user said:
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