International emergency children’s Fund UN (UNICEF) has started to accept donations in nine of the most common digital currency.
The list of these currencies are: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC), Ripple (XRP), Eos (EOS), Monero (XMR), Dash (Dash) and Stellar (XLM). To make donations on the official website of the French subsidiary UNICEF.
“The use of cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies for charity allows you to ask for help from people and continue to work with the protection of children’s rights in different countries”, — commented the Director of the French subsidiary UNICEF Sebastian Lyon (Sébastien Lyon).
He also noted that cryptocurrencies is a new word in charity, but used them yet few organizations. But the lion noticed that in recent years, these organizations becomes more and more.
UNICEF had previously appealed to the cryptocurrencies in its work. In the winter, the Foundation has launched a fundraiser to help children affected during the civil war in Syria, with the help of mining. Those wishing to help children downloaded and installed the program from the website of UNICEF, which used the processing power of the computers of the participants for the extraction of Ethereum. The project is called Game Chaingers, and his target audience was, first and foremost, gamers.
In the spring of the Australian division of UNICEF is beginning a similar campaign. A website was created called the Hopepage, where he worked as a script for mining, that is mining cryptocurrency was carried out in online mode while surfing the Internet. UNICEF has warned users about the script on the main page of the site and requested their consent. According to the publication Bitcoin.com today already more than 22 thousand people have donated funds to the Foundation through this website.
Last year the United Nations reported on the development of blockchain-a platform to combat child trafficking. And today, the UN General Assembly will hold its 73rd session at the headquarters in new York, which will consider the economic and social potential of blockchain technology.