• Ripple $10 million Mercy Corps
    Cryptocurrencies,  Libra,  Ripple,  Technology

    With Ripple’s $10 million donation, Mercy Corps strengthens its bet on crypto

    The nonprofit has already joined forces with the Libra Association and Celo Foundation to use blockchain technology to bring the poorest into the global financial system

    The fintech-friendly nonprofit connects some of the world’s poorest people to “resources and opportunities they need to build strong, stable livelihoods that can withstand future challenges.” Last year it helped some 28 million people in 40 countries struggling with economic instability, natural disasters, and conflicts.

  • Celo mainnet launch
    Cryptocurrencies

    Celo mainnet launch paves way for nearly free cross-border payments

    The social impact-focused foundation driving the ecosystem says the launch enables its Celo Gold staking token Celo Gold to be sent and received

    After two-and-a-half years of development, the Celo Foundation has announced that its mainnet has officially launched. The proof-of-stake blockchain enables stablecoins to be sent to phone numbers instead of blockchain addresses.

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