Griff Green is a remarkable and inspiring white-hat hacker with a great passion for using decentralized & distributed technology to help bring end-to-end transparency to charitable donations and resource allocation. Giveth is attempting to build stronger connections between givers and good cause warriors. Giveth are purely altruistic, charge nothing and will take no profit for their open source blockchain ‘future of giving’ infrastructure developments, which now look set to bring about a global revolution in giving.
The days of corruption, incompetency and fraud siphoning donations are numbered.
Being able to see and track your donation flow to wherever it’s spent – such as local suppliers and tradesmen after a hurricane disaster – changes everything.
Long live the Giveth Unicorns!
If you have ever donated to non-profits or charitable organizations chances are high your experience was similar to this one: on your way to the metro you got stopped by a convincing youth who got your name, mailing address and signature for a fixed monthly donation to a specific cause. Since that moment, a few times per year — if you’re lucky — you receive an old school newsletter which you throw away without reading. You are left entirely in the dark about where your donation went and the non-profit receives a monthly amount until you decide to cancel.
The Donation Application (DApp)Giveth is re-engineering charitable giving, by creating an entirely free, open-source platform, built on the Ethereum Blockchain. The system cuts out bureaucracy and enables nonprofits to create a high level of transparency and accountability towards Givers. At any point until the moment funds are locked, a Giver can decide to withdraw them.
The Giveth Unicorns believe:
- Donating can be simple, fun and effective.
- Transparency and accountability can be the default.
- Every idea has the potential to make a positive impact, and it can be heard and funded in a decentralized fashion.
- Every Donor can have the ultimate say over how their donation is used.
- People that want to do good work for their cause can be rewarded for their actions.
- Real change and innovation comes about when communities join together to make the world a better place.
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