Blockchain Luminaries Give Back with CharityStars Online Auction

Blockchain Luminaries Give Back with CharityStars Online Auction

CharityStars, the online fundraising auction platform for the nonprofit sector, launched a series of auctions with prominent leaders in the blockchain space. Opportunities include lunch meetings with:

  • Dr Julian Hosp, Co-Founder and President of TenX, a blockchain company that facilitates the instantaneous spending of virtual currencies in the real world
  • Ryan Taylor, CEO of Dash, the rising alternative to bitcoin
  • Brock Pierce, Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation
  • Galia Benartzi, Co-founder and Business Development at Bancor, the Decentralized Liquidity Network
  • Jeremy Gardner, Serial entrepreneur
  • Erik Voorhees, CEO of ShapeShift, the leading instant digital asset exchange

We believe that joining forces with such reputable leaders will not only draw deserved attention to the charities in need but also highlight the staggering benefits that this emerging technology can bring to the nonprofit sector.

“As the use of cryptocurrencies and the adoption of blockchain become more mainstream the early adopters of this technology have a great deal of responsibility. At the forefront of this revolution, the onus is on us to raise awareness not only of what the technology can achieve but how we must work together as a community to achieve it” said Erik Voorhees
“As an active supporter of non-profit and advocacy organizations, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to not only raise awareness of a worthy cause, but to highlight the far-reaching potential of blockchain technology and the outstanding community” said Brock Pierce

The proceeds from these auctions will be donated to The Blockchain Education Network (BEN), an international nonprofit organization dedicated to forming a robust network of student organizations for blockchain education, innovation, and development; The Bancor Foundation, which promotes the development and adoption of the Bancor protocol, a standard for the creation of intrinsically tradable tokens; The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) the world largest organization for nature conservation; and Save the Children, an international non-governmental organization that promotes children’s rights, provides relief, and helps support children in developing countries, and Unsung, an online community in the US that seeks to solve hunger, by enabling local grocers, restaurants, caterers, or anyone with large amounts of leftover food to donate the food through the app, that would otherwise be thrown out.

“While I always cherish the opportunity to speak at length about such a fascinating industry, the chance to sit down and do so for a good cause is both exciting and inspiring. The use cases of blockchain are limitless, but the charity sector has always been an area in which blockchain application is particularly beneficial, and I am thrilled to be a part of it” said Ryan Taylor
“With the world focused on the tremendous good that blockchain will bring the future, it is always important to take time to address the needs of the present as well. This auction has presented the opportunity to do this in an extremely novel and innovative way” said Jeremy Gardner
“As both a participant in this auction and a recipient of the direct support that it will bring to the wider decentralization community, I am honored to participate. CharityStars is promoting one of the key values of the blockchain industry which is to collectively contribute to designing a world we want to live in” said Galia Benartzi

Co-founded by Francesco Nazari Fusetti, Manuela Ravalli, and Domenico Gravagno in 2013, CharityStars is headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in London and Milan. CharityStars has a global network of established relationships with international charities and across the entertainment industry. Auctions are conducted through the online platform that features an array of luxury experiences and products which can be purchased at auction with proceeds going to partnering charities.

Last month, CharityStars announced the first integration of Bitcoin and Ether onto their platform, enabling auction participants to bid with the two most popular cryptocurrencies for a meet and greet with Cristiano Ronaldo. Current ongoing auctions in Bitcoin and Ether include the chance to meet tennis champion, Rafael Nadal and have dinner with A-list actor, Sharon Stone.

For more information about the auctions, visit:

None of the blockchain leaders participating in the auction are advising CharityStars on the upcoming AidCoin ICO or are connected with it in any way.

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