The Rainforest Foundation is the US, New York-based nonprofit non-government organization operating in Central and South America, now hoping to support anti-deforestation efforts with crypto and blockchain technology.
Deforestation and fires in the Brazilian Amazon
On Sept. 4, the Rainforest Foundation — that was set in part by artist Sting — attained out to the crypto and blockchain community to request their service to fight against deforestation and forest fires in Brazil. The article on the base’s website says:
“Since Bolsonaro took over in January, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has been up to 75% and wildfires in the Brazilian Amazon have doubled compared to last year. As the guardians of our rainforests, its animals and its people, we are working with The Giving Block to form alliances of crypto sponsors, donors and media partners that will help prevent this catastrophe. “
The Rainforest Foundation claims it is accepting cryptocurrency contributions in Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) along with other cryptocurrencies.
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Using blockchain to assure transparency
The Rainforest Foundation is presently focusing on a blockchain pilot to ensure continuing transparency, that will enable donors to monitor the job accomplished by the foundation at the Amazon rainforest and benefit local communities that are protecting their woods using crypto.
The base is also exploring the use of intelligent contracts to prevent illegal logging, property trafficking and shield woods from gold mining.
Suzanne Pelletier, executive manager in the Rainforest Foundation, stated that the dire position at the Brazilian rainforest has pushed them to think of innovative solutions. She added:
“Business as usual has brought us to this point. As usual, we did not get philanthropy. We need innovative solutions, and none are more innovative than cryptocurrency users.”
Crypto and charity go hand in hand
Cointelegraph has reported that crypto and blockchain technologies are being implemented to encourage a huge array of charitable organizations. In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, a blockchain firm headquartered at the Bahamas is requesting that the crypto and blockchain communities assist them to attract relief to the storm victims.