UNICEF France Now Accepts Crypto Donationsbr>
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) France is now taking donations in cryptocurrencies.
Following the success of GameChaingers, a crypto fundraising program launched in February of this year, UNICEF France announced it is now accepting donations in nine cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Dash, Monero, EOS and Stellar.
“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,” said Sébastien Lyon, Executive Director of UNICEF France. “It is an innovation in terms of solidarity and fundraising that we are still few to propose, but which tends to become more democratic.”
Donations in all supported cryptocurrencies are currently accepted directly through the website of UNICEF France. With the exception of Ripple, EOS and Stellar, which are non-mineable, it is also possible to make a donation by mining the other six cryptocurrencies directly to UNICEF France’s crypto wallets.
The Game Chaingers campaign was meant to help finance the needs of protecting Syrian kids. The campaign asked people, especially gamers, to use their powerful graphics card to help mine ethereum. The campaign was able to collect $1,176 from 11013 participants.
In April, UNICEF Australia started a similar campaign when it launched the Hope Page. The website allows Australians to provide help and hope to vulnerable children by donating some of their processing power to mine cryptocurrency. The longer they stay on the site, the more cryptocurrency is mined. Currently, more than 22,000 people are mining and donating cryptocurrency via the website.