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Bitcoin & Co. — Connie Gallippi, A Pioneer Bridging the Gap Between Bitcoin and Non-Profits

Published on March 5th, 2020 by BTCMedia

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“This technology has the most potential in developing economies.” – Connie Gallippi

Connie Gallippi is the Founder and Executive Director of BitGive. In May 2013, she founded BitGive, the first government recognized Bitcoin 501(c)(3) nonprofit and pioneer organization leveraging Bitcoin and Blockchain technology via practical applications for humanitarian work in the developing world. Under her leadership, BitGive has built a positive philanthropic representative organization for the Bitcoin and Blockchain industry, bridging the gap between an innovative technology and its practical applications for nonprofits and humanitarian work in the developing world. BitGive has established strong partnerships and raised funds with well-known nonprofits including Save the Children, The Water Project, TECHO, Medic Mobile, and more.

Connie is a well-known industry spokesperson for the social impact of Bitcoin and advocating for more diversity and equal opportunity in the digital currency community. She speaks internationally on the social impact of Bitcoin and Blockchain.

We talk about:

  • GiveTrack peer-to-peer donating
  • How Bitcoin helps the non profit sector
  • Uphold converting everything to Bitcoin
  • How they vet projects
  • Obstacles to get funds
  • Project in Kenya
  • Dealing with regulations as a non-profit
  • Understanding the needs of other places
  • Alakanani Itereleng, Founder of Satoshicentre in Botswana

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