🌍 50/This Week in Web3ForGood
Earthquake relief, Crypto for Good Fund II
As the death toll rises and the number of those impacted by the earthquake in Türkiye and Syria continues to grow, we want to once again draw attention to where you can donate to support non-profits and aid workers in their relief efforts. In this list put together by the Giving Block, you can:
Pick a charity or donate directly to all* using the donation form
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We appreciate the Giving Block for making the process to get aid to those who might need it most right now as simple as they have.
We also want to highlight Mercy Corps Ventures announcement this week; the Crypto for Good Fund II offers $1 million in grant funding to pilot scalable blockchain solutions that can drive financial inclusion and climate resilience in emerging markets. With equity-free grants of up to $100,000 to ten eligible startups, MCV will also provide mentorship, impact measurement advisory, access to partnership opportunities, knowledge exchange, and brand exposure. Highly recommended, especially for projects from the Global South!
WAGMI (we are going to make an impact)
xx Abeera & Sam
🕊 Tweets of the Week
📣 Latest News
📚 What We’re Thinking About
🚀 Opportunities & Events
📡 On Our Radar
🕊 Tweets of the Week
📣 Latest News
KlimaDAO and SCB GroupAnnounce Carbon Project Financing Partnership
Carbonplace Announces New CEO; Secures USD 45 Million in Funding
Sayfer announces completion of Smart Contract and Bridge Audits for GoodDollar
First Crypto UBI Distribution, RightfulShare, Launches in South Africa
South Korea to examine crypto staking services following the Kraken case
Coinbase stands up against SEC: “Stablecoins are not securities,” guidance is important, not litigation threats
FWB launches its own social network - the first platform owned and operated by a DAO whose users will define its outcomes
France’s top modern art museum to display CryptoPunks, Autoglyphs NFTs
GoodDollar protocol liquidity is launching on Ubeswap, along with a brand new G$<>mcUSD farm
📚 What We’re Thinking About
📒 Endaoment released its 2022 Impact Report, detailing statistics and highlights its second year of decentralized philanthropy. (Endaoment)
🌱 Giveth’s goal is to use Web3 to build better systems for public goods creation, ultimately transforming the way public goods are funded by helping nonprofits evolve into Regen Economies. More on the long term vision for the platform. (Giveth)
🌎 The potential to empower disenfranchised communities in Latin America using Ethereum: Spotlight on Guatemala. (Ethereum Foundation Blog)
🥥 A detailed overview of Kokonut Network, an eco-friendly and community-oriented agricultural DAO that is building a blockchain-based co-op. (Kokonut Network)
🌱 3 reflections on what digital carbon credit paltform, CarbonPath raising $45M means for carbon finance and digital carbon markets. (Climate Collective)
🎨 Blockchain technology is changing the game, unifying artists and communities across the globe, read about 5 Web 3 Projects Uplifting Black Communities. (GivePact)
🖼 A powerful model of regenerative finance within the Design School for Regenerating Earth: how members’ on-the-ground efforts are supported. (Joe Brewer - Youtube)
🪙 Can we trust crypto exchanges after the collapse of FTX? Experts say most CEXs offer only basic contractual protection in the event of a mishap, but things are improving. (Cointelegraph)
🧑🤝🧑 After spending the last year working in DAOs, Azeem Khan shares that most successful DAOs combine the smart capital deployment and management associated with hedge funds with the build-fast culture of startups. (Bankless)
🏡 Can Bitcoin help Black Americans build wealth in a country that has historically and intentionally prevented them from doing so? Najah Roberts, a Bitcoin educator and entrepreneur, explores the question. (The Agenda Podcast)
🎨 Interdisciplinary Pakistani-American artist Maliha Abidi, founder and creator of Women Rise, a Web3 initiative with a focus on women’s rights and girls’ education, shares more about her motivation and artistic journey. (BFF)
🔗 GoodDollar shared more details of their Celo expansion plans in their latest community call. (@gooddollarorg)
👯 Bondee, the metaverse app taking Asia by storm: The game has hooked young people, but its Chinese origins are stoking privacy fears. (Rest of the World)
🌲 Jon Hillis of Cabin on reinventing the leviathan, learning from history, and experimenting with new governance systems. (On the Other Side Podcast)
🧪 Jasper and Garm from Glo, the stablecoin with embedded philanthropy, explain how the Glo dollar takes interest and gives it to Give Directly to reduce poverty. (GreenPill)
📊 Meet Avina Ajit, Impact Measurement Lead at impactMarket. (impactMarket)
🦚️ 14 OG ReFi pioneers. (ReFi DAO)
🚀 Opportunities & Events:
Apply: Mercy Corps Ventures is hiring an investment fellow.
Apply: Voyager Ventures is hiring climate tech investors.
Apply: Senken is hiring a product owner.
Apply: Atlantis DAO is hiring a Motion Designer.
Apply: Crypto Council for Innovation is hiring several positions.
Apply: Risk Labs is hiring several positions.
Apply: Koii is hiring several positions.
Apply: Break into ReFi/climate with Future Quest’s bounty board and work directly with projects leading the charge.
Funding: Mercy Corps Ventures Crypto For Good Fund II offers $1 million in grant funding to pilot scalable blockchain solutions that can drive financial inclusion and climate resilience in emerging markets.
Apply: zkIgnite, Cohort 1 is a three-month program designed to help developers and entrepreneurs turn their zkApp ideas into reality.
Attend: Introduction to Decentralized Identity, hosted by the Hyperledger Foundation, is happening February 21.
Attend: The third annual International Women of Blockchain (IWB2023) conference takes place from March 22 to 24, during Women’s History Month in Washington DC.
Attend: The next Sustainable Blockchain Summit is happening April 13 in Boston. (Apply to speak). (Apply to hack).
Attend: ETHBoston is happening April 29-30. (Apply to speak).
Attend: Good Tech Fest is happening May 1-4 in DC. (Apply to Speak).
Attend: Federated Futures is a public goods hackathon, civic innovation micro-summit, and collaborative ecosystem launch event for OpenCivics happening February 28 - March 1 in Denver. This two-day event and collaborative open space / mini-hackathon will bring together leaders, innovators, change agents, and public servants as a civic innovation ecosystem.
Attend: Endaoment is hosting a Programmatic On Chain Philanthropy Workshop for developers & builders on February 25. Learn about how to find contract addresses for organizations, format donation transactions, and deploy new contracts for nonprofits.
📡 On Our Radar
ARTQUAKE is a collaborative NFT Giving project bringing artists and Web 3 community leaders together from around the world to raise funds in support of humanitarian organizations working on the ground in Syria and Turkey in response to the earthquake.
Wynkie is an African artist whose art focuses on preserving the African privilege through visual art and story telling with NFTs.
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Great job, once again!