Connie Gallippi on cryptophilanthropy and blockchain

2 October 2018
Rhodri Davies chats to Connie Gallippi, Founder and CEO of the BitGive Foundation (the first US nonprofit to accept cryptocurrency donations). They discuss:
  • What is the potential for cryptophilanthropy?
  • What are some of the practical challenges to taking donations in cryptocurrency?
  • Is the current crypto bear market likely to result in more or fewer donations of crypto?
  • What is the wider potential of blockchain for the nonprofit sector?
  • What does radical transparency bring for donors and beneficiaries?
  • How might we solve the blockchain last mile problem?
  • Should nonprofits be concerned about the environmental cost of existing blockchain tech?


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Rhodri Davies

Rhodri Davies

Head of Policy

Rhodri leads Giving Thought, our in-house think tank focusing on current and future issues affecting philanthropy and civil society. Rhodri has spent nearly a decade specialising in public policy around philanthropy and the work of charities, and has researched, written and presented on a wide range of topics. He has a first-class degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Oxford.   Read more about Rhodri




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