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NEWSLETTER -  DECEMBER 2021

Join us December 2nd for our event, What Good is Crypto? and take advantage of $600k in matching donations for GiveDirectly!

Register to join "What Good is Crypto?"

As interest and investment in cryptocurrency, or “crypto,” has grown significantly over the last decade, crypto-giving has emerged as an exciting new field in the charity sector. Its unique tax incentives and other features have made cryptocurrency the preferred donation vehicle for a new generation of philanthropists. According to a recent study organized by U.S.-based nonprofit Fidelity Charity, nearly half of cryptocurrency investors donated US$1,000 or more to charity in 2020, compared to only 33% of the general population.

These promising trends suggest that crypto-philanthropy has the potential to become a powerful force for good. But what exactly is cryptocurrency? Why has it become such a significant part of the global economy? What makes it especially attractive to philanthropists young and old? And are there any downsides or risks to investing in or donating through crypto?

In our December 2nd virtual fundraiser, What Good is Crypto?, we’ve invited a panel of experts to help answer these and other questions about crypto and its enormous philanthropic potential. All donations made through the event will go to our recommended charity GiveDirectly. And we’re excited to share that we have secured a matching pool of US$600,000 for all crypto gifts. The match for crypto gifts will be a remarkable 2:1, which means that you have the potential to triple the impact of your donation! (Australian donors can donate crypto through The Life You Can Save to claim any eligible tax relief.)

The event’s two panels will feature a range of experts in both the fields of philanthropy and finance, including:

  • Our founder, Peter Singer
  • Sam Bankman-Fried, founder of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX
  • Sibongani Kayola, GiveDirectly’s Country Director in Liberia
  • Rhys Lindmark, founder of the online school Roote (moderator)
  • Arthur Breitman, co-founder of Tezos
  • Haseeb Qureshi, managing partner at Dragonfly Capital
  • Caroline Ellison, Co-CEO of Alameda Research
  • Laura Shin, host of the podcast “Unchained” (moderator)

Join us for these exciting panels and learn more about the future of cryptocurrency in the charity sector, including how those in the crypto community are working to make the world a better place and how crypto technology could benefit effective charities like GiveDirectly. Our founder Peter will also make a special announcement about a new Non-Fungible Token (or NFT) with important historical significance in the fight against global poverty.

If you know someone who’s interested in crypto, be sure to forward them this opportunity. And help us spread the word by retweeting this event tweet or sharing these posts on Instagram and LinkedIn.

Read more about this event, and RSVP using the link below.

Register to join "What Good is Crypto?"

Do Good. Feel Good.

Rickard Vikström
Executive Director of The Life You Can Save

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