Belgian NGO calls for donations in bitcoinThursday, 21 February 2019 13:53
"The acceptance of Bitcoin opens the door to major innovations within our projects through the technology of smart contracts or allows us to quickly send large sums of money to anywhere in the world when this is needed," said Frank De Paepe, general manager Memisa. This makes Memisa the first Belgian NGO to accept this type of donation to support projects in development cooperation.
"We are very enthusiastic about the opportunities that Bitcoin has to offer to an NGO in development cooperation. It is an innovative technology that in our opinion should not be neglected or ignored, added De Paepa.
Bitcoin is a virtual, decentralized currency famous the world over that can be sent by anyone in the world in a matter of minutes. The choice to take donations in this form will benefit the NGO, due to "low transaction costs, international transfers and transparency of accounts are properties of cryptocurrency," explained Thomas Vanderstraeten, Blockchain expert.
The Brussels Times
Each week, four cases of rape involving two or more violators are reported in Belgium, according to criminal report figures from the Belgian federal police.
A study conducted by Brussels’ public cleaning agency found that cigarette butts made up just under a third of the litter scattered throughout of the capital.
The decline in the bee population is a "serious threat" to plants, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned…
Almost half of Flemish boys would vote rightwing and conservative, girls mostly choose Groen, according to 'De Stem van de…
Brussels public transport operator STIB has ordered 30 new tram-trains which will in part serve to extend their services to…
Over 7,000 reports of internet fraud were made last year in Belgium, a slight rise from 2017 figures which signals…