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We are seeing signs of charity moving
Charity, commonly defined as the practice of being benevolent, giving and sharing, is currently undergoing a powerful transformation. We are seeing signs of charity moving from being dependent on generous donations of large organisations and affluent citizens to becoming more decentralised, thanks to emerging technologies such as VR, the blockchain and P2P lending.
Individuals and large corporations
New payment technologies are now allowing charity to be ingrained at a grassroots level by enabling people to make small donations in a convenient way through micro-donations. An emblematic example of this scheme is Pennies, a “digital charity box”, created with a purpose to raise funds for a variety of UK charities.
The campaign resulted in one in six people donating
The blockchain is a hot topic in incredible number of industries, and charity is no exception.
Fundraising and building trust
Blockchain technology could improve the transparency of charitable giving by allowing people to track their donations as they go through an organization.