United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has started accepting donations in nine major virtual currencies with Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). At present, UNICEF’s office in France is accepting only crypto donations.
Nine Cryptocurrencies Accepted
In addition to BTC and BCH, UNICEF’s French office is allowing Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Stellar (XLM), Monero (XMR), Litecoin (LTC), Dash, and EOS. Those who want to donate cryptocurrency in UNICEF France, they can do so by visiting their website.
Lyon also mentioned that cryptocurrencies and their highlight technology provide an innovative way of raising funds for many social problems, although there are currently no such organizations that are using their benefits.
The head of French UNICEF confirmed that there are some communities that started a positive trend of accepting charitable donations in Cryptocracies. In May, Shacklewell Lane mosque in East London stated that it would allow donations in cryptocurrency.
Specifically, this is not the first time that UNICEF has launched the initiatives related to crypto. In Feb, New York-based humanitarian organization began an attempt to raise funds to help children in Syria, which has been involved in a violent civil war in 2011.
“Game Chaingers“, “The Hopepage”
UNICEF’s fundraising operations were named “Game Chaingers” and its intention was to include online video game players in an effort to help the children in Syria. In order to participate in charitable initiatives, users have to download a crypto mining app from UNICEF’s official website.
After installing the app, users’ computing resources were managed to do the Ethereum ’s original token, ether (ETH) – which went to provide development assistance to children in Syria.
The Game Changer’s program managed to increase 85 ETHs, according to CryptoCompare data. the amount of about $ 21,000.
In May, UNICEF’s Office in Australia started an attempt to raise its own crypto fundraising by launching a website called “The HopePage”. People who visit the website can donate their computing resources to cryptocurrencies. Digital currency created from mining is used to assist the residents of undeveloped countries.