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The KWS conference is already there. This second edition as the previous one provide high level experts from several domains. One of the key question we want to address this year is the positive impact of Bitcoin. Thus we are glad to present this Panel titled:
SAVING THE WORLD WITH BITCOIN:
How Crypto-Currencies Are Transforming Non-Profit Campaigns
Today, non-profit organizations spend more than 20% of their transactional costs in overhead. Credit card donation processing fees, domestic banking fees and international fund transfer fees are part of the challenges charities have to deal with, making it increasingly expensive to process grants, and almost impossible for donors to track their money, particularly in international philanthropy. It is in this context that crypto-currencies like the Bitcoin represent an unprecedented advantage for fundraising campaigns. Still untapped by the conventional financial system, crypto-currencies, unlike other forms of electronic payments, require very little transaction costs and allow for the collect of micro-donations without any geographical limitation. This represents an excellent opportunity for non-profits and activists willing to raise funds through crowdfunding, for social causes, while maximizing their geographical scope and minimizing their costs.
What are the benefits and challenges of such an innovation? How does this technology fit into the traditional mode of operation of charities, their funding model, their accounting and legal structure? How do crypto-currencies change the way we help save the world?
Speakers in this Panel
PETER CHASSE, PRESIDENT & FOUNDER, THE WATER PROJECT
Peter Chasse is the Founder and President of The Water Project (TWP). TWP is a U.S.-based non-profit organization unlocking human potential by providing sustainable water projects to communities in sub-Saharan Africa who suffer needlessly from a lack of access to clean water and proper sanitation. Read More on Peter Chasse
FRANCIS POULIOT, CEO, BITCOIN FOUNDATION CANADA
Francis Pouliot is the CEO of the Bitcoin Foundation Canada, a non-profit pan-Canadian organization whose mission is to protect, promote and standardize the use of Bitcoin. He is also director of public affairs at the Bitcoin Embassy, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and facilitate the adoption of Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies.
MODERATOR: MEINNA GWET, CHIEF RISK MANAGEMENT ANALYST, FOUNDER OF BOBBYFINANCE.COM
Meinna Gwet has been an actuarial and finance professional for almost 8 years now. She is the founder of Bobbyfinance.com, a blog dedicated to financial literacy for young professionals and entrepreneurs. Mrs. Gwet has written several articles on Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies, as well as their impact on western and developing economies. Read More on Meinna
The audience is assumed to have a minimal understanding of what crypto-currencies are. To ensure that, a Bitcoin guide will be distributed before, during and after the forum. The short introductory video will also serve that purpose. The following topics will be addressed during the panel:
- How do crypto-currencies work and what are the main pros and cons?
- Is the technology safe for non-profits and charitable organizations? How can it be implemented?
- How do media and recent events affect the adoption of crypto-currencies?
- How can the power of transparency allow donors to track their money?
- What are the legal and regulatory challenges?
- Will crypto-currencies really transform our economy or is it just a trend?
- What is the future of philanthropy?