How Bitcoin can already save lives and livelihoods in the worst possible scenario

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In 2014, the humanitarian charity known as “Save the Children” produced a ninety second video designed to show the effect of war on children in a way that hadn’t been done before.

The usual approach that had been hitherto the standard for emotionally charged financial appeals — gentle melancholy minor piano chords playing over slow motion images of children looking to camera with large, mournful eyes accompanied by a hard hitting voiceover — had been completely reimagined.

Instead, Save the Children did something that was in equal measures both brave and brilliant. Rather than show us the effects of war on individuals we might not necessarily relate to in places we might not recognize, they simply bought war to the doorsteps of people and places we are already familiar with. …


Jason Deane

I blog on things I am passionate about: Bitcoin, writing, money, life’s crazy turns and being a dad. Lover of learning, family and cheese. (jasondeane@msn.com)

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