Press Release — AID:Tech launches Blockchain based TraceDonate App in conjunction with the Irish Red Cross

To bring transparency to charitable donations

Powered by Blockchain, the app will offer complete transparency from donor to beneficiary

Media Contact: Danny Curran, Director of Growth | Danny@aid.technology

In partnership with the Irish Red Cross

Dublin, Ireland — December 20, 2018 AID:Tech, the company that transforms how governments, enterprises, and NGOs deliver digital entitlements, today launched the TraceDonate app, in partnership with the Irish Red Cross. Powered by Blockchain technology, TraceDonate enables donors to give to beneficiaries and appeals in a fully transparent way.

Image courtesy of the Irish Red Cross — TB Treatment appeal in India

Commenting on the launch, Danny Curran, Director of Growth at AID:Tech said: “we are striving to improve transparency in the donation process, and therefore providing a platform to engage with donors. With this app, not only can you tell where your donation was spent, but also for what, and how much.”

AID:Tech’s Program Manager, Grace Ma says “having an organization like the Irish Red Cross as the first to utilize our TraceDonate app is not just a vote of confidence for AID:Tech, but for the mainstream use of Blockchain technology. From initial contribution to end-use, TraceDonate will benefit individual donors, recipients, organizations, NGOs, and charities themselves.”

The app will allow individual donors to donate funds to individuals, groups, and appeals which are created and managed by each NGO and charity. Donors can also view and track their contribution history within the app and stay informed through mobile and email notifications of how donated funds are being used.

Through the TraceDonate app, end beneficiaries will receive donations directly from individual donors. Organizations, NGOs, and charities are provided with individually branded pages to allow users to donate to different organisations with ease.

“By partnering with a company as innovative and ambitious as AID:Tech, we hope to empower those who support the work of the Irish Red Cross to track their donations and in turn further promote transparency in the sector,” said Liam O’Dwyer, Secretary General of the Irish Red Cross. “We want to become the benchmark for the donation process, and our relationship with AID:Tech provides us with that opportunity.”

Founded in 2014, AID:Tech was the first company in the world to deliver international aid using Blockchain technology. In a ground-breaking project in Tripoli, Northern Lebanon, the company utilized their platform to transparently deliver aid to Syrian refugees in partnership with the Irish Red Cross. AID:Tech’s platform enables entitlements like aid, welfare, remittances, donations, and healthcare to be digitized and delivered through Blockchain technology in a completely transparent manner.

For more information visit https://tracedonate.com

Danny Curran, Director of Growth at AID:Tech, is available for interview

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About AID:Tech

Founded in 2014, AID:Tech was the first company in the world to deliver international aid using Blockchain technology in 2015. In a ground-breaking project in Tripoli, Northern Lebanon, the company utilized their platform to transparently deliver aid to Syrian refugees in partnership with the Irish Red Cross. AID:Tech’s platform enables entitlements like aid, welfare, remittances, donations and healthcare to be digitised and transparently delivered to end users through Blockchain technology in a completely transparent manner. AID:Tech won the Citi Tech4Integrity challenge award at the IMF last year and received the James Wolfensohn Game Changer Award from Managing Director Madame Christine Lagarde. More recently, AID:Tech were awarded the Irish Times FinTech Company of the Year Award, then went on to win the overall Innovation of the Year Award. AID:Tech were also awarded the GovTech Company of the Year from the French Government in Paris and was named in the Financial Times’ Top 100 Digital Champions.

About the Irish Red Cross

The Irish Red Cross’ mission is to identify and deliver impartial humanitarian assistance to those who are most in need, offering hope to vulnerable communities both at home and abroad. Irish Red Cross work at home includes first aid and ambulance cover by Irish Red Cross volunteers nationwide, rescue services and a suite of different programmes which help people in local communities across the country. The Irish Red Cross is playing a key role in resettling Syrian refugees in Ireland while it also runs a restoring family links programme. Irish Red Cross international work sees the charity fundraise for various appeals and provide hands-on practical support on the ground to vulnerable communities overseas.

Media Contact

Danny Curran, Director of Growth | Danny@aid.technology |+353870685169