26 Jan '14, 12pm

Companies and Charities Unite to Promote Bitcoin in Africa

Companies and Charities Unite to Promote Bitcoin in Africa

How can for-profit companies and charities work together to promote bitcoin awareness in the developing world? A handful of different projects launched in Africa recently could point the way forward. There are plenty of worthy causes around the world already accepting bitcoin donations , in both developed and developing economies. What sets the following projects apart from those, however, is an equally worthy ulterior motive: to actually get bitcoin technology into the hands of recipients and those around them, and to demonstrate its utility in daily life. Each charity is doing it their own unique way. PR problems Both the international media and government-backed regulators are always quick to paint bitcoin as a vehicle for money-laundering and drug trafficking , producing a biased first impression to those unfamiliar with its true function. And in Africa, the number of ...

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