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Francesco Nazari Fusetti
Here’s how we helped a char...
Lately, one of our campaigns has become a huge success with almost 100,000 donors involved onlineHow are charities surviving the lockdown and why are they hit the hardest these days?During the COVID times, most organizations are forced to undergo a digital transformation —and non-profits are no different. The only distinctive point is that before the pandemic, only a minority of charities had been operating online or at least realized the need of doing so — unlike the for-profit world that already had substantial expertise in the field.In this new reality, many charities are struggling to collect donations through the offline channels (gala events, face to face desks, fundraising marathons etc). That’s why in our latest campaign we decided to slightly deviate from our core crypto-related business and help charities cope with the current circumstances — here’s how.An example of a typical fundraising deskMeet Saint Anthony of Padua — the charity with which we launched our biggest growth-hacking fundraising campaign to dateBefore the pandemic, we were in talks about crypto fundraising with one of the biggest religious non-profits of the world — Saint Anthony of Padua — and when the current situation COVID crisis began, our relationships took an interesting twist.Saint Anthony is suffering from the same issues that we listed above but there’s something special about how they raise funds. Yes, they are also used to communicating with their community offline yet what’s important is that a big chunk of their annual fundraising budget comes from a single event that they hold every year.Every year, 13th of June, Padua is visited by dozens of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world who come to pay a visit to the Saint. Following the event, a lot of pilgrims choose to support the charity and make a donation. But this year, due to the pandemic and the restriction of large public gatherings in Italy, the charity had to limit the visits and potentially cancel the pilgrimage. This would have left them without one of their major sources of donations and put their resilience at risk.Saint Antonio church’s pilgrimage in Padua before covidFortunately, we decided to partner up to solve this problem together and in the end, we not only helped Saint Anthony to fix this particular fundraising issue but even upgraded their overall online activities and broadened their donor base.Here’s how we turned a massive offline pilgrimage into a digital event with almost 100,000 attendeesWhen the priests of Saint Anthony communicated to us the real issue they were facing, we only had three weeks before the event. Yet we decided to work on this unusual fundraising campaign together by launching a marketing campaign and arranging a digital event instead of the physical one. The goal was to attract enough donors to keep the charity afloat and grant the pilgrims their yearly experience which is especially needed in this turbulent period of time.After a brief study, we realized the best opportunity was to leverage the large Christian community on social media — something the charity had never done before. We pitched our strategy to the priests and got the green lights to launch the marketing campaign on behalf of Saint Anthony of Padua.1) Ramping up the activity at the existing social media page:The first activity planned was to improve the digital positioning of the charity on Facebook and increase the number of people following the official page. Through targetted ads and continuous communications (DEM, retargeting banners etc) their existing 32,000 fans — a number that had been unchanged for more than a year — turned into 70,000, more than doubling as a result of our 3-week activity.23.315 new likes in one weekFanpage followers base surge as a result of our 3-week activityHere is one of the most successful examples of the ads we run to acquire new likes and followers on Saint Anthony’s Facebook page:Fb ads promoting likes2) Launching and promoting a new website for the digital fundraising devoted to the pilgrimage: Considering the main goal was to launch a successful fundraising campaign for the pilgrimage day, we didn’t only focus on their existing social media page. We set up a new landing page specifically for the day of the pilgrimage called www.13giugno.org, where we managed to attract 91,000 visitors with a peak of over 36,000 concurrent views on the single day of June 13th.Google analytics data showcasing the peak of attendance at the day of the pilgrimage, June 13thSocial media page was the main driver of traffic for the new pilgrimage website3) Growth hacking via special digital marketing techniques:First of all, what is growth hacking? It started within the startup scene of Silicon Valley, but nowadays it has grown into a growth technique that also applies to large, established companies. For those startups, growth hacking was their way to beat the established order — the big corporates. They had fewer resources and budget to work the same way as their big competitors and therefore they had to find alternative ways to market their products. Hence the word ‘hacking’ is used as a metaphor to grow in a different, cheaper, and/or faster way.The same logic applies to our case: our small budget helped us raise more than 600% of its size in donations. An important part of this success was an intensive and exhausting A/B strategy on every single ad we delivered. This strategy helps to find the best combination of texts and pictures used in the ad in order to the ad’s efficiency in attracting people (or traffic, as it’s usually called).Here’s an example: changing the picture of this ad has reduced the cost of traffic acquisition by 0.12€ which had a great impact on our budget optimization.4) Thinking out of the box: recreating the pilgrimage experience online to enhance people’s motivation to donate:In the beginning, our attempts to collect a large number of donations were not so successful. We only raised a few thousand euro and there was no sign of that sum skyrocketing any time soon. So we understood we had to be more creative and decided to try to recreate the pilgrimage experience online.Within this initiative, we gave the devotees an opportunity to light up a candle online — just like it happens when they are in the real church during the real pilgrimage — or to buy a personalized iPhone wallpaper with the iconic image of the Saint.https://medium.com/media/4b7774c4a5e8e2f1764b0ce8259a069a/hrefAs a result, donations spiked and in a single day of the campaign almost 500 people made donations— see the numbers below:Summing up, our efforts helped Saint Anthony to not only become much more efficient in digital fundraising but also to organize a great digital pilgrimage that got visited by thousands of people online and covered by top Italian media. No need to mention that seeing such an amazing outcome has urged Saint Anthony charity to offer us to continue working together.What does this campaign teach us and why do we consider shifting in this growth-hacking direction in the future?The charity sector is not digitalized at all and this situation clearly shows how difficult it is for non-profits to switch to online — not to mention adopting crypto and blockchain.But on the other hand, it also shows what results can charities achieve if they only try to adopt the contemporary digital practices — for example, by adhering to the help of consultants who are skilled in the digital fundraising, just like we are at AidCoin.Therefore, after this successful use case, we decided to fill the gaps in charities’ expertise and help them become more tech savy to maximize their fundraising activities — be it in crypto or in fiat. After all, with this approach, we’ll not only have lots of new partners but will also speed up the adoption of the core AidCoin products.Feel interested? Then connect with our community via Telegram, Twitter and Facebook — or subscribe to the newsletter on our website to be the first to hear the hot news!Here’s how we helped a charity to survive the pandemic and double its donor community in 3 weeks was originally published in AIDCOIN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 07. 19
Aidcoin burns more than 50%...
Aidcoin burns approx 54% of the remaining tokens supplyIn the effort to reduce the actual token supply the company has decided to burn several wallets containing approx 54M tokens generated during the ICO, precisely:27.000.000 AID tokens from the company wallet have been burned 0xb8bdc20cec23ec4f999f3544ea9d11985c3f9f6f10.000.000 AID tokens from the team wallet have been burned 0xb8bdc20cec23ec4f999f3544ea9d11985c3f9f6f2,902,439 AID tokens from the advisor wallet have been burned 0xA53bF94C1ce8c17fD14Af8a9A99828B1eA5c2f8a9,037,000 AID tokens from the ecosystem wallet have been burned 0xb83BecCec59152D4E552A2B7C4feef9C79f7b0705,261,494 AID tokens from the airdrop wallet have been bruned 0xc02a88bc1042ab4fd02fa69c3d57150f2f816b78This means that the total supply of AID has decreased from the initial 100M tokens to approx 46M tokens as listed on Etherscan.The value of the actual burn theoretically equals to nearly 500,000$In the following weeks the token burn will keep continuing with the revenues generated by the company in the past months: the more the AidPay donation widget is used, the more tokens will be destroyed.Do you want to help us to burn more tokens? You have two optionsMake a donation in crypto (BTC, ETH, AID or many more) helping Protezione Civile to face the emergency vs Corona Virus in Italy. Click on https://www.charitystars.com/project/viralforgood and make your pledge. More than 1.200.000 euro have been raised!Make a bid on a CharityStars’ auction platform. For every bid (even if you don’t win) 50 tokens will be accredited into your account. More you bid and more you reduce the current supply. Read more hereDon’t miss important updates! Connect with the community via Telegram, Twitter and Facebook.Follow our Telegram announcement channel and Medium.Subscribe to the newsletter on our website https://www.aidcoin.co to be the first to hear the good news!Aidcoin burns more than 50% remaining supply of tokens was originally published in AIDCOIN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 05. 03
AidCoin launches the AID ga...
Pay with AID and get generous cashback in return!AidCoin, following its tech roadmap, has launched a gamification experience on the non-profit fundraising platform CharityStars - the leading fundraising website in Italy which is amazingly raising more than 1,5 mln EUR to fight the Coronavirus… And the only platform where you can contribute in crypto!On one hand, this gamification project is an attempt to stimulate donations on CharityStars. On the other hand, we aim to make CharityStars users more confident with cryptocurrencies and incentivize them to pay auctions in AID tokens — a cryptocurrency specifically designed for charity.From now on, making donations in AID tokens not only stimulates charities to be more transparent on the use of funds but also enables users to receive a free cashback of tokens based on their actions. Here’s how:If you win the auction below 1000€, you get a 5000 AID rewardIf you win the auction over 1000€, you get 20.000 AID rewardIf you win the auction over 10.000€, you get 200.000 AID reward… And what if your bid doesn’t win? Your participation still means a lot to us so for every bid you make, you will be rewarded with 50 AidCoins for free!In other words, the more cool items you bid for, the more AidCoins you gain in return.How does it all work?User profile view into the gamification tabIn order to accumulate AID, users need to pick AID as their payment method for their desired CharityStars item. So remember to flag the “crypto payment” method before confirming your bid.In every profile setting under the tab “gamification”, users can see how many AidCoins they have received based on their activity on CharityStars (bid or winning auctions).You can withdraw your tokens once you’ve collected more than 5000 AID.Withdraw pageWhat should I do if I don’t have enough AidCoins?The answer is simple! You just need to:Go either to the AidCoin website (no KYC required!) or to an external crypto exchange, such as Bitfinex or Bittrex;Use your BTC or ETH to buy AID;Use your purchased AID as a payment option for the auction at CharityStars (before that, you need to create an account there — it will take less than 5 minutes, promise 🙂);Collect the AID as a reward;When you want to withdraw the AID collected, you just need to paste your ERC20 wallet address to receive tokens. In case you don’t have an ERC20 wallet, you can download an app on your smartphone (Coinbase or Eidoo, for example) to easily create one;Voila! Now you have AidCoins which you can hold or sell on the market to cash out.At AidCoin homepage, you can buy AID without KYC or signupRewards are only available for payment made in AIDRemember: every month CharityStars launches more than 300 unique auctions — you will definitely find something you’d love! So if you want to get an experience of your dreams and even be rewarded for it — just go to CharityStars now!Motorsport auctionsBasket auctionsDon’t miss important updates! Connect with the community via Telegram, Twitter and Facebook. Follow also our Telegram announcement channel and Medium.Subscribe to the newsletter on our website https://www.aidcoin.co to be the first to hear the news!AidCoin launches the AID gamification reward on CharityStars.com was originally published in AIDCOIN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 05. 03
Italy vs. Coronavirus: Let’...
These days we are experiencing an unprecedented moment in history, the lives of thousands of people have been significantly affected.Statistics are shocking: the total number of infected exceeded 125 thousand people. From European countries, Italy suffered the most — more than 12 thousand people got infected. The graph below fully depicts the current situation in Italy.Doctors are the ones taking the hit: how can we pay them back?The only thing giving us the ray of hope right now is the strength and courage of the doctors, nurses and hospital staff. 24 hours a day and 7 days a week they are on duty in hospitals, in crowded places, monitoring the people’s condition and often taking the hit on themselves.The surgeon of the Italian hospital Humanitas Castelli Daniele has recently told about the situation due to the coronavirus. According to the doctor, not only his colleagues, but also their families suffer.“Despite the fact that my colleagues and I have protective equipment, many of us have already become infected. And they infected their families. Sick relatives are now between life and death”, — he said.The surgeon also added that the fight against Coronavirus infection is like a war. The hospitals do not get help in time and in many cases, they are facing the shortage of such stuff as care beds, intensive care respirators etc.In the last few days, many fundraising campaigns have been launched, mainly on such platforms as Facebook or GoFundMe. Some of them have raised a large amount of money,which is good news for the Italian hospital. But neither Facebook or GoFundMe still accept donations in crypto.CharityStars has launched a fundraising campaign “VinciamoNoi” to support the Italian hospitals fighting against Corona VirusThanks to AidCoin’s proprietary crypto payments widget, AidPay, CharityStars platform will be able to accepts donations in up to 20 cryptocurrencies.This makes CharityStars the first crowdfunding website to accept instant donations in cryptocurrency as a great chance to help those who really need it now while enhancing crypto adoption.Select the AidPay widget if you want to donate in cryptoHow can you participate?From CharityStars campaigns benefit both donors and the end causes. During this period of emergency, all the money that CharityStars campaigns raise in crypto will go to the Italian hospitals in DAI stable coins in a fully traceable way. Moreover, no fees will be charged from it: CharityStars will provide its platform for free.All in all, there are three ways to participate:Bidding on the auctions dedicated to the emergencyMaking a pledgeParticipate in an auction to get the item or experience you want and save lives!As a donor, you can make a bid for any item or experience at CharityStars to support Italy in this harsh time. If in the end of the auction your bid turns out to be the highest, you’ll get what you bid for and the final bid sum will be directed to support Italian hospitals in DAI stable coin.For example, if you want to buy the footballer’s shirt or a brand-new briefcase, you place your bid and then wait until someone places the higher one. If nobody beats your price, you get this very shirt or the briefcase.The final donation page if you use cryptoWant to help CharityStars raise even more funds for a good cause? Launch your own campaign!If anyone (a private seller, a company, a brand, etc.) would like to offer an item to put on auctions or launch other types of campaigns — please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The conditions will be the same as for any other CharityStars campaign these days: zero fees charged, full crypto traceability provided.What are you waiting for? Go to CharityStars and help Italy while benefiting yourself!Don’t miss important updates! Connect with the community via Telegram, Twitter and Facebook.Follow our Telegram announcement channel and Medium.Subscribe to the newsletter on our website https://www.aidcoin.co to be the first to hear the good news!Italy vs. Coronavirus: Let’s Put our Crypto to Use and Fight it Together was originally published in AIDCOIN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 03. 12
18 amazing travel experienc...
How many of you dream to escape to a hideaway island in Sicily where only the sun and the birds can find you? Or sail around the stunning islands in Croatia guided by the warm breeze and the smell of the sea? Or explore the hidden gems of the Caribbean sipping on your Pina Colada with your beloved one? Or simply get a splendid suite at an internationally recognized 5-star hotel chain for peanuts while using your AidCoins?Well, here is some good news for the AidCoin holders: all these awesome experiences are now at your fingertips — with a 5% discount!In collaboration with CharityStars, we prepared a whole set of holiday experiences accessible with AID! Not only have we hand-picked the most unique experiences you can find on the web, but we also give them away to AID holders with a 5% discount while burning AID token supply. Oh yeah, and of course, part of the proceeds will go to charity.How does it work?You’ll be able to make your bid for any of these 18 travel auctions and pay in AidCoins. The highest bid made by the closing date will win — moreover, if this bid was made in AID, the winner will receive 5% discount on the hammer price. Considering the high price value of these experiences, the discount might be pretty significant!But this is not just a great chance to put your spare AidCoins to use and save lots of money on your holiday bills. Here are some more benefits of this offer:The money you “pay” for your holidays is not really a payment — it’s a donation to a charity fund. For each auction, you can see a particular charity fund that will be the recipient of the final bid. For example, for the Croatia trip, the benefiting charity is Associazione Onlus — a fund that gives important support to children, young people and their families from the onset of the illness, operating at the Pediatric Clinic of the H S. Raffaele University Scientific Institute in Milan and the Pediatric Clinic at the Spedali Civili Hospital of Brescia.The sum of the final bid will be used to reduce the AID token supply.If you use AidCoins to bid for one of the experiences, the AID collected will be burn in order to reduce the AID token supply. Moreover, we are going to use this approach for most of our ongoing campaigns to give back to AidCoin community that keeps supporting us.Remind to flag the “pay with AidCoin” option during the checkout processSumming up, by participating in one of these auctions, you not only get an incredibly awesome experience for your holidays — you also support a good cause and contribute to AidCoin community. A win-win for all!So go use your AidCoins now until the auctions are over and pack your bags for an unforgettable holiday!Make your first trackable crypto donation here!New to AidCoin?Learn more about the AIDChain platform and the AIDPay widget.Can’t find your favourite charity on AIDChain?Send us info about it at email@example.com and we’ll invite it to AIDChain!Don’t miss important updates!Subscribe to our Telegram, Twitter, Facebook and the newsletter on our website https://www.aidcoin.co to be the first to hear the good news!18 amazing travel experiences discounted for AidCoin holders! Proceeds going to charity was originally published in AIDCOIN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
19. 11. 13
Get an awesome T-shirt and ...
Use AID to buy a Dreamer T-shirt and help migrant kids to get a future while reducingCharityStars has launched a new T-shirt campaign together with Alejandro Sanchez, a famous Spanish musician and the winner of three Grammy Awards and 17 Latin Grammy Awards! Now anyone can buy an awesome T-shirt while helping a good cause — just like tons of celebrities have already done — and reducing AID tokens supply as a result.So what’s special about this T-shirt campaign and why you’d want to participate?1) The cause:First of all, in this campaign not only do you get an awesome T-shirt just like the one all celebs above already have, but you also help migrant kids to get a future.All the funds raised by selling these T-shirts will be used for:Providing scholarships for the kids who entered the US illegally with their parents and dream to get out of the shadows. These kids have grown and lived in the US, which they consider their home, and despite not having permission to reside in the US, they were able to enroll in schools. As they come of age, they face the same needs as other youth their age, such as pursuing higher education, looking for a job or having a driver’s license, but often, they can not get these things, because of their lack of “papers,” and the permanent threat of being deported;It will also be used to pay for the kids’ DACA renewal (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) so they can stay in the US: this process is urgent, complicated, and expensive — applicants must submit $495 fee along with their renewal applications. For many DACA recipients who are students or low wage workers who often spend months saving up to pay for these fees, that is an extraordinary unexpected expense that together, we can help with.Overall, the Dreamers movement brings together these undocumented youth who have made the conscious decision to raise their voices without fear of deportation and begin a fight for immigration reform and a brighter future for all.2) Put your crypto to work: crypto donations accepted This is one of the few charity campaigns worldwide that you can participate in using your crypto — so use this chance to make your crypto work!Just like in our previous T-shirt campaigns with CharityStars, you can donate in any of the following cryptocurrencies:AidCoinAttention TokenAugurBlackcoinBLOCKvBitcoinCardanoDai StablecoinDashDecredDigixdaoDogecoinEnjincoinEssentiaEthereumFlyp.me TokenGamecreditsGroestlcoinLitecoinMakerMoneroPeercoinPivxPower LedgerStorjSyscoinTrueUSDTether USDVertcoinZcash0xAt the time of writing, you need 3.657 AID to purchase the tshirt.Email receipt of confirmation3) You donate crypto — we burn AID tokens:Finally, this is our second T-shirt campaign that helps reduce the AID token supply! For each T-shirt you buy in crypto (AID, BTC ETH etc..), we’ll use 100% of the revenues generated to burn AID on the open market, thus not only helping those kids build their future but also motivating our community to donate more and stay engaged💪🏻So let’s help those brave kids together by getting these awesome T-Shirts and putting some crypto to work here!Make your first trackable crypto donation here!New to AidCoin?Learn more about the AIDChain platform and the AIDPay widget.Can’t find your favourite charity on AIDChain?Send us info about it at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll invite it to AIDChain!Don’t miss important updates!Subscribe to our Telegram, Twitter, Facebook and the newsletter on our website https://www.aidcoin.co to be the first to hear the good news!Get an awesome T-shirt and help migrant kids to get a future while reducing AID token supply! was originally published in AIDCOIN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
19. 09. 19
Boxing, charity, and the su...
Boxing, charity, and the supermodel Adriana Lima? Donate some crypto and enjoy all of those!Following our previous collaboration with CharityStars in which users could win a trip to Japan and meet Avril Lavigne by donating $10 worth of crypto, we’re launching one more awesome sweepstake available for crypto donors— this time with a famous supermodel Adriana Lima! 😉What’s special about this campaign?What makes this opportunity so awesome is not only that you can fly to Mexico and hang out with a supermodel for $10 — less than you’d usually pay for a cocktail in a bar. It’s also the fact that all the money raised within this campaign will go to Laureus Foundation — a charity that operates in 40 countries and promotes sport as a powerful and cost-effective tool to help children and young people overcome violence, discrimination, and disadvantage in their lives. Moreover, all the money raised will be converted into DAI stable coins and tracked on the blockchain, thus incentivizing one more international charity to operate transparently!How can you participate?As in all our sweepstakes, we offer the main prize to one randomly-picked donor who donated at least $10 plus we provide many other side rewards to those who donated more.In this case, the main prize is a round-trip to Mexico City — the biggest city in North America — 2-night accommodation in a 5-star hotel plus a one-on-one boxing class with Adriana Lima — one of the most well-known Victoria Secret models who cares about charity as much as we do. In order to be eligible for winning this prize, you can donate as little as $10 in any of the 20 cryptos accepted by AIDPay.If you donate more though, you will receive one of the guaranteed side prizes — ranging from a special t-shirt to a VIP seating for 2 at Adriana’s table at a Charity Dinner that’ll take place in the Mexico City in mid-May (a round-trip to Mexico and a two-night 5-star accommodation included).Check out the full list of rewards here or see the screenshot below:Participating in this campaign is as easy as making a donation on AIDChain — here’s a guide on how to make it:Go to the campaign’s page and choose the donation amount: you can either make just a minimum 10$ donation (2 entries) or donate more to get some cool side rewards.You’ll be redirected to the donation page where you can fill in your contact info — so we can send you a donation receipt eligible for tax deduction — and choose to donate with AIDPay in one of the 20 cryptocurrencies it supports;Now you’ll make the transaction: simply send your crypto to the indicated wallet as you’d usually do with donations at AIDChain.*Please note that the BTC block time is 10 minutes so it will take longer to process your transaction than if you donated in ETH or other cryptos.The first two steps of donating $25 to the sweepstakeOnce your donation is made, your crypto will get converted into DAI stable coins and sent to the sweepstake’s wallet, from where it’ll be transferred to the charity’s AIDChain wallet once the campaign is closed. At this stage, you’ll also receive a tax receipt eligible for a tax deduction to the email you’ve provided on the first page. For more details, read our post about tax deductions for crypto donations here.Now that you’ve found out all you need to know about this awesome campaign — go and try your luck to hang out with one of the coolest supermodels in the world in one of the coolest cities in North America! In the end, even if you don’t win, you will help the children and spend just $10 which you would otherwise spend without even noticing 😉New to AidCoin?Learn more about the AIDChain platform and the AIDPay widget.Can’t find your favorite charity on AIDChain?Send us info about it at email@example.com and we’ll invite it to AIDChain!Don’t miss important updates!Subscribe to our Telegram, Twitter, Facebook and the newsletter on our website https://www.aidcoin.co to be the first to hear the good news!Boxing, charity, and the supermodel Adriana Lima? Donate some crypto and enjoy all three! was originally published in AIDCOIN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
19. 05. 02
Let’s help rebuild Notre-Da...
On April 15th, 2019, a huge fire in Paris devastated large parts of the 850-year-old world-renown church Notre-Dame de Paris. Around 400 firefighters have been battling it for nine hours and yet, in the wake of the fire, the cathedral’s iconic spire has collapsed and the roof structure that dated back to the 13th century has been destroyed. The amazing cathedral that draws 13 mln tourists from all around the world each year is now in ruins!A whole host of celebrities and companies around the world have already pledged millions in fiat donations but in times of tragedies of this scale when compassionate people from all around the globe want to make their donations ASAP, donating crypto is the best means to contribute to the cause fast and efficiently. That’s why as pioneers in the crypto charity sphere, we at AidCoin consider it our duty to encourage crypto projects and individual crypto holders to follow the example of their fiat-world counterparts and pledge their crypto support!For this purpose, yesterday we launched a special fundraising campaign together with Eidoo — our long-time partner and the first donor to support the cause with a generous donation of $5.000 worth of ETH. As usual, the sum has been converted into DAI stable coins in order to conserve the full value of the donation and will be further tracked on blockchain to let everyone monitor the funds spending. Unlike the case with most of our other projects, though, this time we won’t charge any fees and will transfer the entire amount raised to the end beneficiary to encourage more donations in the shortest timespan.The Notre-Dame fundraising page on AIDChainWho is the end beneficiary?As per the end beneficiary who’s going to help to restore the cathedral — we’re still choosing between different the options proposed by our potential corporate donors and governmental authorities. At the same time, we’re more than open to any suggestions from our community so please do share the options you deem most appropriate!Help us get more blockchain projects to donate!At the moment, we’re working on attracting more crypto projects that would like to follow Eidoo’s example and not just help to restore a world-renown landmark but do it most efficiently due to full transparency of the funds management as well as prove that crypto is a great mean of transferring value to where it’s most needed in the shortest time.French Government to endorse crypto donations:Furthermore, the fact that the French Government Minister is openly willing to support crypto donations gives our campaign all it takes to be truly transparent & efficient as well as show the potential of crypto donations to a wider public! All we need is to onboard as many donors as we can to raise a substantial amount that would capture the attention of the government officials and perhaps open the doors to future initiatives alike.That’s why we’re hoping that our community and fellow blockchain projects will show as much support as possible to both help bring this amazing cultural heritage back to life and showcase the power of crypto as a great tool to make the world a better place!Thank you for making your trackable donation here and stay in touch for more news!🙂New to AidCoin?Learn more about the AIDChain platform and the AIDPay widget.Can’t find your favorite charity on AIDChain?Send us info about it at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll invite it to AIDChain!Don’t miss important updates!Subscribe to our Telegram, Twitter, Facebook and the newsletter on our website https://www.aidcoin.co to be the first to hear the good news!Let’s help rebuild Notre-Dame: the first $5.000 donation batch from Eidoo received! was originally published in AIDCOIN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
19. 04. 18
Want to fly to Japan with A...
Want to fly to Japan with Avril Lavigne for $10 while helping charity? Simply test our brand-new crypto sweepstake feature!Our integration with CharityStars is in full swing and here come its new fruits! 💪🏻We’ve built AIDPay into one of the coolest features of the CharityStars platform — sweepstakes — and now you can win a trip to Japan by simply testing this new feature: donating as little as $10 worth of crypto. Here’s how!How do sweepstakes work?Auctions are not the only way to get cool items and experiences at CharityStars while supporting charity — you can also do so through sweepstakes.There are two options to participate in sweepstakes: first, you can simply donate as little as $10 (which equals one entry) to get a chance to win the main prize. Whether you win the prize or not, this money is not refundable and will go to the benefiting charity. Second, you can donate a bigger sum (several entries) to guaranteedly receive a cool side reward related to the main prize while also having a chance to win the main prize. In the end, the more you donate, the higher your probability to win, but no matter how much each person donated, everybody has a chance to get the main prize as the winner will be picked randomly.Up until now, donating to sweepstakes has only been possible in fiat. But as we deepen our platforms integration in search for new ways to motivate CharityStars’ charities to sign up on AIDChain, we find more ways to transparently raise crypto donations — now also through sweepstakes.What is the first CharityStars’ sweepstake to accept crypto donations?Recently we’ve launched the first sweepstake to accept donations in 22 cryptocurrencies thanks to the integration with AIDPay. The main prize of this sweepstake is a trip to Japan with Avril Lavigne — air tickets and accommodation in a 4-star hotel for 4 days is covered for March 29 — April 1, 2019. The winner will be able not only to enjoy Tokyo but also be a VIP guest of Avril Lavigne at one of the special events she’s attending and go behind the scenes with her — which is awesome even if you’re not one of Avril’s fans 😉You can donate as little as $10 worth of crypto to be eligible for the main prize. If you donate more though, you will also receive one of the side prizes, ranging from a t-shirt to Avril’s guitar or a private phone call with her. Check out the full list of rewards here or see the screenshot below:Some of the sweepstake’s side rewardsAll the money raised in crypto through this sweepstake will be converted to DAI and donated to The Avril Lavigne Foundation which supports people with Lyme Disease, serious illness or disabilities. The charity will then spend the money transparently through AIDChain.How can you participate to win the trip to Japan?In fact, it’s as easy as making a donation on AIDChain but to ensure a hassle-free experience for you, we’ve prepared this step-by-step guide.1) Choose the donation amount and you’ll be redirected to the donation page: you can either make just a minimum donation or donate more to get some cool side rewards.In our case, we chose to donate $25 so that we not only get the chance to win the main prize but also get a guaranteed side reward — a Thank you video from Avril.2) Here you can fill in your basic contact info so we can provide you with a donation receipt eligible for tax deduction. In order to make a crypto donation put a tick in the AIDPay box in the Payment Details section and choose in which cryptocurrency you want to be charged.2) Say, you’ve chosen BTC. Now you need to make a transaction, just like it usually works with AIDChain donations.Please note that the BTC block time is 10 minutes so it will take longer to process your transaction than if you donated in ETH or other cryptos.3) Hooray, your donation is done! At this stage, your crypto gets converted to DAI stable coins and sent to the sweepstake's wallet from where it’ll be transferred to the charity’s wallet on AIDChain once the campaign is closed.Also, you’ll receive a tax receipt eligible for a tax deduction to the email you’ve provided on the first page. Read our post about tax deductions for crypto donations here.So why should you participate?Well, if an opportunity to win an amazing experience basically for free doesn’t sound persuading enough for you, there are several more reasons to give it a try:More registrations on AIDChain;We work hard to make transparent fundraising & funds management a wide-spread practice by onboarding as many charities as we can on AIDChain. Throughout the past year, we’ve tried many ways to motivate charities to join but what works the best is to secure a flow of donations for them first and then unfreeze it once they’ve registered. That’s why campaigns like this are so important for us: even the tiniest crypto donation you make increases the benefiting charity’s desire to register on AIDChain and receive the overall donation.Reduced AID token supply;One more reason for making a crypto donation to this campaign is that 15% of the total amount raised in crypto — which is the CharityStars’ fee for fundraising services — will be used to buy AidCoins on exchange and burn it thus reducing the overall AID token supply. We’ve already done so in our previous campaigns with ETHDenver and Vivienne Westwood and will keep doing so in the future.Fewer taxes for you to pay;And finally, not only might you head on an amazing journey to Japan almost for free or help promote new transparent practices in the charity sector but also pay fewer taxes! Check out our article about tax deductions for crypto donations and why it’s more profitable to donate crypto instead of fiat.So come on, dust off the fluff from your crypto wallets and try your chances to win this awesome trip! Even if you don’t win the prize, you don’t lose anything — just deduct this money from your taxes and enjoy the fact that you’ve helped the people in need and contributed to the AidCoin’s growth! 😊 Thank you guys for your support and we will be back soon with the results of the campaign!Make your first trackable crypto donation here!New to AidCoin?Learn more about the AIDChain platform and the AIDPay widget.Can’t find your favorite charity on AIDChain?Send us info about it at email@example.com and we’ll invite it to AIDChain!Don’t miss important updates!Subscribe to our Telegram, Twitter, Facebook and the newsletter on our website https://www.aidcoin.co to be the first to hear the good news!Want to fly to Japan with Avril Lavigne for $10 while helping charity? was originally published in AIDCOIN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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New AidCoin showcase: how w...
New AidCoin showcase: how we teamed up with the winter’s coolest crypto event and raised funds with Joseph Lubin, Ethereum Co-FounderLately, we’ve visited our first big conference in 2019 — ETHDenver in Colorado, US, organized by the Ethereum community. This time, not only did we share inspiration with true believers of decentralization but also launched a new showcase of our technology by raising money through auctions with local artists and blockchain luminaries as Ethereum Co-Founder, Joseph Lubin, right at the venue with over a thousand visitors. Moreover, this campaign also affected the AID token supply just like the previous one that got supported by Kate Moss.The unique spirit of the event — a perfect base for our partnershipOne of the many hands-on activities at the venueJust like any other top-notch blockchain event, it drew a wide array of great speakers and crowds of curious attendees but there was this very distinct feeling about it. While the majority of events primarily position themselves as a place for connecting blockchain startups with potential investors and the overall community, the purpose of this event was less commercial and more geeky-idealistic.With Joseph Lubin and other core Ethereum folks as organizers, the main pursuit of the gathering was to focus on real implementations of the blockchain technology and actually put it to use — which they did right at the venue. Not only did they organize a live hackathon, but built their whole schedule around hands-on activities. For instance, one could build his own DAPP using the APIs provided by the event’s sponsors and gain a reward in crypto for that. Basically, the spirit of the whole event is easily reflected by the phrase, which organizers introduced themselves: #BUIDL! So eventually, the spirit of the event perfectly reflected the mood of the whole blockchain industry these days: after cleaning itself from parasite projects whose only aim was to raise easy money, genuine projects that survived are now all focused on delivering tangible results — building their products and putting them to use.Such a format of the conference attracted the right sort of people that we were very pleased to meet — those who wanted to explore and create together to cause a social impact. But most importantly, the organizers themselves shared this approach and their values so perfectly correlated with ours that we couldn’t help using it as a solid basis for a partnership — thus we did.Charity + Art + Decentralization = AidCoin showcase at ETHDenverWe had already worked with other blockchain conferences as their charity partners, e.g. BlockShow by Cointelegraph, but this time our cooperation was more intense than just educating attendees from the stage on the use of blockchain in charity. Just like us, the Ethereum community has strong humanistic values on its own and all our ideas were lapped up so eagerly that we ended up arranging a whole charity section at their venue.Some of the artworks the attendees could bid forTogether with the organizers and our founding company, CharityStars, we launched a set of auctions where the conference attendees and online users could buy over 25 theme-oriented art pieces and experiences. These included artistic interpretations of the blockchain, 3D paintings, sculptures, and of course our signature experiences with blockchain luminaries. This time we auctioned a lunch with Joseph Lubin, Ethereum Co-founder and ConsenSys Founder, and Erik Voorhees, Founder & CEO of ShapeShift, which came off for a thousand USD each. You can see the list of the auctions sold here.CharityStars auctions page and the benefiting charityDuring the three days of the event, we raised a total of $4.466 for Apprentio — a non-profit focused on bringing diversity to the blockchain through educational inclusion. Since transparency is an indispensable attribute of all our charity activities, Apprentio accepted the money in DAI through its AIDChain page.As the next step, the charity will spend the crypto to pay for CharityStars’ fundraising services and to provide education to youth about web3 product management, cryptoeconomics, and entrepreneurship in a gamified fashion. All the money flows can be seen on its AIDChain page donations redistribution chart (see the screenshot below).How does it affect the AID token supply?As we have previously stated in our agenda for 2019, we are planning to even further enhance the interconnection between AidCoin and CharityStars by enrooting the use of the AID token into the CharityStars ecosystem. One of the ways to do this is by accepting CharityStars’ service fees in AID and then burning them. We have already done that in our previous campaign supported by Kate Moss and will keep doing it with our future campaigns to steadily decrease our token supply.We are looking forward to cooperating with more events to promote the use of blockchain in the charity sector and not only in for-profit industries. So stay tuned and let’s see which one will be next!Make your first trackable crypto donation here!New to AidCoin?Learn more about the AIDChain platform and the AIDPay widget.Can’t find your favorite charity on AIDChain?Send us info about it at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll invite it to AIDChain!Don’t miss important updates!Subscribe to our Telegram, Twitter, Facebook and the newsletter on our website https://www.aidcoin.co to be the first to hear the good news!New AidCoin showcase: how we teamed up with the winter’s coolest crypto event and raised funds… was originally published in AIDCOIN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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