Moving the Chain Spotlight #43: Connie Gallippi

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While some folks are using cryptocurrency and blockchain technology to fatten their wallets, Californian-based entrepreneur Connie Gallippi has decided to go a different route. The former Environmental Analyst and Project Manager is using this relatively new technology to help make the world a better place.

She is the founder and Executive Director of BitGive – the very first Bitcoin 501 (c) (3) nonprofit.

Founded in 2013, the company is focused on using the world’s first cryptocurrency to improve public health and the environment worldwide. They do this by accepting bitcoin from generous donors.

Through the use of their blockchain-based platform known as GiveTrack, BitGive provides transparency and accountability to their donors, by sharing their projects results and financial info in real time.

Installing a new water well for a girl’s school in Kenya and helping abandon individuals who have mental disabilities are some examples of the kind of work BitGive is doing.

By helping improve the lives of others, Connie Gallippi is demonstrating how blockchain technology can be helpful to change the world.

For those who would like to learn more about BitGive, head to BitGive Foundation.org.

Quotable

“The Bitcoin blockchain offers global public transparency of financial transactions and trust without a third party such as a bank or government. With bitcoin, funds can also be transferred directly peer to peer to anywhere in the world in minutes, similar to an email, even via SMS on a feature phone. The potential for direct access to millions of people in the most remote areas of the world to provide financial resources from anywhere in the world is mind boggling.”

Fun Fact

Connie Gallippi is an environmentalist who is doing her part to #BeatPlasticPollution. This June, as part of World Environment Day, she pledged on Twitter to stop using plastic bottles, while challenging others to the same.


Moving the Chain is an ongoing series from Blockchain WTF that shines a spotlight on folks who are making an impact in the world of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency


For more great content on blockchain nonprofits and how blockchain can improve nonprofits, head over to our section on the topic!

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