Making it easier to support open source
The concept for Quadratic Trust came from a simple idea:
How can we make it easier to support open source projects?
With quadratic funding, you can support projects with money. But not everyone has money to spare, and projects can also benefit from non-monetary support like advice, connections, or time. With increasing access as our primary outcome we wanted to focus on two non-monetary supports — awareness and building social capital.
It takes time and effort to build up a trustworthy reputation. And when someone who has already built up social capital in…
Thank you to all of our supporters! Your donations, and the support of Consensys Grants, Gitcoin Grants, and the Interchain Foundation are making blockchain education accessible and fun. We are well on our way to reaching over 1 million African youth!
As a reminder, Trust is a graphic novel that tells the story of Moraa, a young Kenyan woman who learns about blockchain and uses it to transform her community. By using storytelling to educate readers about blockchain technology, we hope to inspire African youth to see a bright future and provide them with the training to create it. …
This holiday season, support the organizations that support crypto!
A better future for Canada starts with high school graduation.
Pathways to Education is a national charitable organization breaking the cycle of poverty through education. Its award-winning program is creating positive social change by supporting youth living in low-income communities to overcome barriers to education, graduate from high school, and build the foundation for a successful future. Pathways was one of the first organizations in the world to accept crypto starting in 2013. They accept a variety of cryptocurrencies. You can donate here.
War Child envisions a world where no child…
Earlier this year Facebook announced Libra, their proprietary cryptocurrency, with the goal of launching it across all their platforms in 2020. Based on a basket of fiat currencies, Libra would be more stable than traditional cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, and could provide an alternate financial system for the more than one billion unbanked people in the world — many of whom have access to Facebook on their mobile devices for free. However these same people are also some of the world’s most vulnerable, leaving them exposed to facebook’s ethically murky business operations. …
For those looking to invest a little more and want to do it right
The best way to understand bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is simply to buy some and try them out. I always recommend everyone buy $1 worth as an interesting learning experience. Whether to invest, what you invest in, and when you invest is up to you. This guide is not investment advice. If you want to read up on bitcoin before buying, check out my blog post on basic resources.
The most important rule of buying crypto is only invest what you are willing to lose completely…
We’re at the edge of one of the greatest societal shifts since the separation of church and state. Ten years ago, with the creation of bitcoin, people were given the ability to digitally transact value without the need for a government to manage the system. Bitcoin marked the beginning of the separation of money and state.
Bitcoin marked the beginning of the separation of money and state.
Although rumours have been brewing for some time now, Facebook announced this week that it is launching its own ‘cryptocurrency’, Libra. Starting in 2020, users will be able to transact in Libra across…
The best way to understand bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is simply to buy some and try them out. In this guide, I’ve included instructions on how to purchase bitcoin. I always recommend everyone buy $1 worth as an interesting learning experience. Whether to invest, what you invest in, and when you invest is up to you. This guide is not investment advice. If you want to read up on bitcoin before buying, check out my blog post on basic resources.
As humanitarians, we’ve dedicated ourselves to the eradication of human suffering — poverty, famine, epidemics. We advocate against the underlying causes — civil war, natural disasters, climate change. Seldom though, do we talk about the consequences of poorly managed financial systems - systems that have been remanding populations into poverty for generations. It’s time our humanitarian dialogue reflected the humanitarian impact of bad money.
History has given us many examples of the impact of irresponsible currency control on populations. One needs only to look at the collapse of Zimbabwe when the country’s inflation rate hit more than 86 billion percent…
There’s a lot of talk in the blockchain space about using the technology to create social impact. From facilitating remittances to improving transparency to reducing counterfeit goods, if the world has a problem, blockchain might be a solution. While much of the discussion of blockchain’s potential is still all talk, four Canadian companies are proving they can also walk the walk.
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Resources to get up to speed on blockchain technology
If you’re new to the blockchain space and wanting to learn more about the technology, here are some resources I’ve compiled to help get you started on your journey.
Start with bringing yourself up to speed on the technology. It used to be a lot harder to find information on bitcoin and blockchain, but there’s tons of it out there now. A good google search will yield results, but here are a few good places to start.