To those unfamiliar with concept of cryptocurrencies or the blockchain, it is seen as a get rich quick scheme or something reserved to day traders and techies. However, while there are definitely people who venture down these paths, there are many others who are using this technology to help their fellow humans.
One of these cryptocurrencies is Dash which stands out above other digital currencies as a unified community by not only funding its own development but humanizing currency and funding charitable projects like DashCares.
Using the proceeds donated by the Dash community, DashCares is feeding the homeless, providing clothes and supplies to those devastated by natural disasters and feeding orphans.
In November of last year, members of DashCares set up at Austin’s SXSW music festival to hand out Dash sponsored meals to the homeless. Hundreds of meals were distributed by local citizens and all of it funded by private digital currency.
DashCares also partnered with Unsung.org which is a sharing economy setup to reduce waste and excess by voluntarily redistributing existing abundance to those who need it most.
Recently, the Seattle chapter of Unsung needed help with blankets and thanks to the additional funding from Dash they were able to help out with blankets, socks and food. Arman Sadri, the North West director for Unsung, implemented those funds into action. Unsung.org is now accepting Dash as well as Bitcoin and Ether on its website in the donations section.
When the group is not feeding the homeless in Texas or distributing much needed supplies in Washington, they are in Mexico feeding orphans. Recently, the group traveled to Acapulco and fed dozens of children at the The Marsh Orphanage who were truly thankful.
Also, when Hurricane Harvey devastated south eastern Texas last year, DashCares was there helping families in the recovery effort by donating Dash to those who were unable to pay for repairs. The effort received international coverage as it was headed up by Stephen Baldwin and Max Keiser.
DashCares isn’t the only organization carrying out these charitable ventures using Dash cryptocurrency either.
Earlier this year, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said it was seeing clear signs of a growing malnutrition crisis in Venezuela, but it lacked data to give precise information and to tackle the problem effectively.
“While precise figures are unavailable because of very limited official health or nutrition data, there are clear signs that the crisis is limiting children’s access to quality health services, medicines and food,” UNICEF spokesman Christophe Boulierac told a regular U.N. briefing in Geneva in January.
“When it’s about fighting child malnutrition, it’s not a time for discussing, it’s time for action,” Boulierac said. “Acting to fight malnutrition requires data, and there’s not enough official data right now and there’s not enough coordination.”
While the UN waits for the proper data to take action, others aren’t waiting. Fundación Sin Tabú , a non-profit Venezuelan organization that runs various social programs, has found an unlikely partner on the blockchain to help fund their new project to feed children. That partner is DASH.
As the Diario Bitcoin reports, “the organization, which began participating in the Dash Venezuela conferences at the end of last year, has been able to raise, since then, a significant fund with digital currency, which has allowed significant economic support to strengthen the six social projects that [sic] lead.”
Using the Dash funds, the non-profit is opening a soup kitchen to feed “at least one meal with the quality and nutrients that children need” to less fortunate children in the area.
As Dash Force News reports, the initiative was part of the Alimenta Un Sueño program, which was a collaboration of many organizations, including the Alimenta Venezuela foundation. The program estimates that it will benefit 50 school-aged children, which will help greatly since the organization estimated that the number of malnourished children in the capital increased from 54% to 68% over just four months in 2017.
The reason using Dash is so effective is that the currency in Venezuela has been printed to the point that it devalues on a daily basis. Holding it only makes one poorer. That’s where Dash comes in.
While the scope of these individual products aren’t extreme in size, their cumulative efforts are combining to make substantial positive change.
As the Free Thought Project reported in April, Dash is also funding projects in Africa, to make sure children have access to healthy food, an extensive library, and athletic activities. The program centers around a soccer team called the Dash Leopards and they are the first in the world to be funded by blockchain technology.
On a daily basis, TFTP receives messages and emails from people asking what they can do to peacefully fight the establishment and help make a better world. Many people feel that being an individual doesn’t allow them to have any influence. However, that is not the case.
As Samuel Adams said “It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”
You can be the change you want to see right now. It is as simple as choosing to abstain from the violent corrupt old system and participating in the new and peaceful system that hands the power back to the people. DASH is a major part of this system.
DASH digital cash takes the control the banking elite has over money and gives it back to the people and, as the cases in Venezuela and Africa illustrate, it is working. It is the ultimate weapon in the battle against the money changers and information controllers.