The United Nations Children’s Fund in France (UNICEF) has recently started to accept cryptocurrency donations in cryptocurrencies, says the press release published by the French media. The announcement is following the previous cryptocurrency related projects that the UN agency released earlier this year.
Nine of the most well known cryptocurrencies are now being accepted to make the donations; bitcoin (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), ethereum (ETH), ripple (XRP), eos (EOS), litecoin (LTC), dash (DASH), stellar (XLM) and monero (XMR).
The new payment method of cryptocurrency donations can be made easily through the website of UNICEF France. Sébastien Lyon, the director of the organization’s office in France believes that the new alternative method of making donations is another step further, saying:
“Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology used for charitable purposes offer a new opportunity to appeal to the generosity of the public and continue to develop our operations with children in the countries of intervention.”
Last February, UNICEF started a fundraising project called “Game Chaingers” aiming to collect funds for the children victims of the Syrian civil war. The campaign was targeted to computer gamers, as the participants had to install a specific mining software application from the UNICEF’s website in order to mine ethereum for the donations.
Author: Sarah Tuuli