Ripple cryptocurrency fully funds all projects on DonorsChoose

first_imgRipple cryptocurrency fully funds all projects on DonorsChoose Record-breaking cryptocurrency giftRipple’s $29 million gift is:the largest donation that DonorsChoose.org has receivedthe largest reported donation of cryptocurrency to an individual charityIt was announced on The Late Show by Stephen Colbert, a member of the DonorsChoose.org Board of Directors: Tagged with: Bitcoin crowdfunding cryptocurrency Major gift DonorsChoose.org was founded in 2000 by a high school teacher in the Bronx. It enables public school teachers from across the country to request much-needed materials and experiences for their students.  “You can join us by contributing to the new projects that teachers are already creating on DonorsChoose.org. As part of the #BestSchoolDay campaign, you can give to teachers and students within your community, where you grew up or just because they inspire you.The announcement was made using the #BestSchoolDay hashtag. This was then used by the many teachers who found out that their campaigns had been fully funded and wished to share their thanks and delight.In turn, DonorsChoose.org is setting up a fund to allocate resources to teachers who are new to using the crowdfunding platform. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  162 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Cryptocurrency company Ripple has donated $29 million to DonorsChoose.org, the education crowdfunding website, fully funding all of the projects that were listed on the website.By completely funding all 35,000 crowdfunding campaigns in one go, Ripple’s gift was expected to benefit around one million students and teachers in about one in six of all public schools in the USA.Ripple is the third largest alternative currency behind Bitcoin and Ethereum.SEE ALSO: Pineapple Fund sees anonymous donor give away $86m in BitcoinIt made the gift in its token-based payment system, XRP, with a total value of $29 million. Advertisement Howard Lake | 29 March 2018 | News  161 total views,  3 views today #BestSchoolDayRipple’s announcement of the donation on its blog included a comment that the company hoped that its donation would inspire others to donate and support new crowdfunding campaigns on DonorsChoose.last_img read more

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Search for missing Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth intensifies

first_imgWoodland Park Police Department(WOODLAND PARK, Colo.) — The search for a young Colorado mother who vanished on Thanksgiving Day is intensifying with local police enlisting help from law enforcement nationwide and worried loved ones asking for prayers that she be found safely.Kelsey Berreth, 29, a pilot and the mother of a 1-year-old girl, was last seen at a Safeway supermarket on Thanksgiving near her home in Woodland Park, police said.After she disappeared, Berreth’s cell phone pinged in Gooding, Idaho, more than 700 miles from where she vanished, Cmdr. Chris Adams of the Woodland Park Police Department told ABC News’ “Good Morning America” on Sunday.“It makes us wonder what she’s doing up there, or what the phone is, potentially, because she may not be there,” Adams said. Berreth’s worried loved ones described her as a “responsible” and “grounded” woman, who wouldn’t just leave her child without some sort of explanation.“I just want her to come home,” her brother-in-law, Brendan Kindle, told ABC News. “I find myself calling her quite often and her phone just goes to voicemail.”Police searched Berreth’s house for clues and found her suitcases, makeup, and vehicles all untouched.“After arriving at Kelsey’s house … and combing through things, we know 1 thing [is] certain, Kelsey did not pack to go anywhere,” her brother, Clint Berreth, wrote on Facebook.The FBI is now assisting in the investigation.Berreth is described as 5-foot-3-inches tall, 110 pounds with green eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing a white shirt, gray sweater, and blue pants.“We are determined to bring Kelsey Berreth home! We will NOT STOP LOOKING!” Berreth’s family said in a post on a Facebook page created to keep people updated on the search. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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