Bitcoin Daily: Rebuilding Notre Dame With Bitcoin; Assange Arrest Leads To Bitcoin Donations

Bitcoin Daily

Bitcoin users might soon be able to donate to help rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral.

The French government just launched a website with links to four approved organizations collecting money to repair the cathedral. Although bitcoin isn’t one of the approved currencies, France’s Minister for Digital Affairs Cedric O said he is willing to speak to crypto platforms about possibly allowing bitcoin donations.

“We had a day to create that website,” O said, according to Bloomberg. “But we are open to discussing with others. I think the more people we bring in, the more money we can raise.”

In other bitcoin donations news, WikiLeaks has raised more than $30,000 worth of the crypto since Julian Assange’s arrest last week.

Hard Fork reported that contributions in altcoin Zcash (the only other cryptocurrency WikiLeaks accepts) also saw a boost, with 16.25 ZEC ($1,100) donated since last Thursday.

Accenture and Generali Employee Benefits have launched a first-of-its-kind blockchain solution for the employee benefits industry, which will enable those in the reinsurance process for captive or pooling services to access data that will reduce processing errors.

“This prototype represents a step forward for GEB and for the insurance industry. The use of blockchain technology allows for a truly connected ecosystem and a seamless partnership between clients, advisers, local insurers and Generali. Blockchain will change not only our network, but the employee benefits industry as we know it,” Sergio Di Caro, GEB’s chief executive officer, said in a press release.

And the Universal Protocol Alliance has announced the launch of the Universal Euro (UPEUR), a Euro-pegged stablecoin that can earn up to an 8 percent annual return through the CredEarn application.

“The Universal Euro is the latest digital asset product from the UP Alliance and will introduce Euro-denominated stablecoins to those who appreciate the stability of the Euro and the efficiency and returns crypto can offer,” Dan Schatt, co-founder of the Universal Protocol Alliance and Cred, said in a press release. “We have given this stablecoin the same level of commitment to code-quality, transparency, interoperability and investor safeguards as all Universal Tokens.”


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