April 4, 2018 - GiveDirectly.org
Ethereum (ETH) and OmiseGo (OMG) have teamed up to donate the equivalent of $1 million USD in OMG tokens directly to refugees currently living in extreme poverty with the host site GiveDirectly promising to deliver those funds.
Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin and OmiseGo founder Jun Hasegawa announced this donation to the public saying "The crypto economy has grown immensely over the last year, bringing a great deal of wealth to many people and organizations within the ecosystem. In part we simply see an exciting opportunity to share that wealth. We hope the fortunes made in the crypto space will lead not to extravagant lifestyles but to extravagant generosity."
This Robin Hood-esque duo wants to push towards collaboration for a project that embodies their shared vision of a more free, decentralized world. This type of leadership is what we need in our world, and with your help you too can make a difference.
How Can You Help?
Donate to GiveDirectly.
GiveDirectly provides unconditional cash transfers to people living in extreme poverty. You can donate Bitcoin, Ether, and Ripple.
Donate to the Water Project.
The Water Project is a well-known organization among bitcoin proponents. This charitable organization invests funds to build local, clean water solutions to help citizens suffering from the water crisis in sub-Saharan Africa. Almost 1 in 9 people world wide do not have access to safe and clean drinking water, be the one to change that.
Donate to United Way.
United Way bitcoin donations will support United Way Worldwide's Innovation Fund. The Innovation Fund drives the development of new technology and new