The Giving Block’s Bitcoin Tuesday 2020 Sees 1,000% Growth in Nonprofits Accepting Cryptocurrency Donations
CommPRO Editorial Staff
The Giving Block, the cryptocurrency donations company, is launching Bitcoin Tuesday on December 1, a fundraising campaign aiming to recreate the magic of the 2017 “Pineapple Fund.” Last year, only 12 nonprofits were fundraising cryptocurrency. This year, over 120 nonprofits have joined the movement, backed by an A-Team of crypto companies supporting this day of generosity and crypto adoption.
The world’s top nonprofits are teaming up with the biggest brands in the crypto industry for a day of generosity set to elevate mainstream crypto adoption. Nonprofit participants include household names like Save the Children, No Kid Hungry and The American Cancer Society (full list below), along with a wide range of other small/mid-sized nonprofits supporting causes from healthcare to education. Crypto partners coming together to sponsor and promote the campaign include Gemini, Ledger, Cointelegraph, Bitcoin Black Friday, Blockfolio, Flexa, Storj, Silvergate, and Ditto PR (full list below).
The crypto community has gotten more creative than ever this year, with these four new initiatives:
- Blockfolio, the world’s most popular Bitcoin and cryptocurrency portfolio tracker, is greeting visitors to their site with a banner directing them to the #BitcoinTuesday campaign on December 1.
- Bitcoin Black Friday, a site that brings retailers and shoppers together to promote the use of Bitcoin on the popular holiday shopping day, is adding a “Give” category dedicated to supporting bitcoin-friendly nonprofits.
- Gemini, a cryptocurrency exchange, wallet, and custodian that makes it simple and secure to buy crypto, is adding a landing page on their website and a “Donate Crypto” button on their desktop and mobile platforms. On top of that, they will match the first $20,000 in cryptocurrency donations made to nonprofits via The Giving Block.
- Ledger, a crypto security company that makes the world’s most popular hardware wallet, is giving away 100 Ledger Nano S wallets to randomly selected donors who give $100 or more in crypto.
The last time Bitcoin’s price hit $20,000 in 2017, hundreds of millions of dollars in cryptocurrency were donated to nonprofits, Ashton Kutcher was donating crypto on the Ellen Degeneres Show, and the Pineapple Fund gave $56,000,000 in Bitcoin to nonprofits around the world. For the first time, mainstream media was discussing Bitcoin as a force for good, driving mainstream crypto adoption. This year, the Bitcoin Tuesday campaign aims to recreate that magic.
To join the campaign as a partner or to coordinate a major cryptocurrency donation, contact The Giving Block at email@example.com.
Full List of Corporate Partners:
0x, Crypto Curry Club, Gail Perry Associates Group, Maker, Nonprofit PRO, TaxBit, Whole Whale, ZenGo, Cryptograph, Nifty Gateway, Overflow, Endaoment, CoinTracker, Node40, America’s Charities, Torus, NeonOne, Blockchair, CoinTracking, Friedman, Celsius
Full List of Participating Nonprofits:
Africa Development Promise, Animal Charity Evaluators, APOPO US, Bowery Residents Committee (BRC), Chicago Community Bond Fund, Children In Harmony: Amani Project, Children International, CHUF, Code to Inspire, Count Basie Center for the Arts, Cure JM Foundation, Develop Africa, EngenderHealth, Eves Place, Fight for the Future Education Fund, Foundation for Economic Education, Gamers Outreach, GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer, Hearts & Homes for Refugees, Hope for Haiti, Integro Foundation, International Medical Corps, Junior Achievement Northern California, Junior Achievement of Southern California, Justice & Care, Justice Committee, La Jolla Institute for Immunology, Liberty In North Korea, Many Hopes, MATTER, Meals on Wheels of Alameda County, Mobile Surgery International, Mona Foundation, mRelief, Nashville Community Bail Fund, National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, National Black Chamber of Commerce, New Civil Liberties Alliance, No Kid Hungry, Orangutan Outreach, Over and Above Africa, Palm Beach Habilitation Center, Pencils of Promise, Rainforest Foundation US, Replate, Responsive to Our Community, Save The Children, She’s The First, Solar Electric Light Fund, SOS Children’s Villages USA, Stack Up, Team Rubicon, The Bail Project, The Gathering Place, The Skatepark Project, The Tor Project, The Water Project, Trees for the Future, Ugandan Water Project, Us4Warriors, Wake Forest University, WaterAid America, YMCA of Greater St Petersburg, 1000 Dreams Fund, Action For Solidarity, American Cancer Society, Center for Policing Equity, China Digital Times, Community Partners International, Direct Relief, Experience Camps, Family Promise, FIRN, First Responders Resiliency Inc, Food For Life Global-Americas, Friends of Barefoot College International, Friends of Notre-Dame De Paris, Good360, Kids in Need of Defense, Mountain States Legal Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association, New Saint Andrews College, Rockflower, Sea Shepherd UK, Southern Coalition for Social Justice, SPOUTS Impact, Texas, Blockchain Council, The Adventure Project, The Seasteading Institute, Tunapanda Institute, VIVE Church.