(English) Helperbit’s 2018: year in review

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Here we are at the end of 2018 and, as every tradition, it is time to look back and make the year-end review.

Let’s start from an overview on a global scale: after last year’s diatribes related to the scalability of the protocol, in 2018 the Bitcoin ecosystem has never stopped growing and services like Lightning Network have further strengthened its value proposition.
Despite the capitalization of cryptocurrencies has drastically decreased, Bitcoin ATMs have doubled, from 2 to 4 thousand1, and even the investments of Venture Capital in crypto startups have risen by 280% in the first three quarters of the year2. During the last 12 months the stablecoins have also proliferated, with effects that will surely influence the 2019.
On the regulatory front, we saw interesting initiatives from Switzerland and Malta, which are among the first nations to aspire to the creation of a favorable environment for the crypto sector, while the position of the European Union remains quite uncertain.

 

The main activities of this year

Regarding the awards, we are glad to be named the best European Fintech startup by the European Commission in the presence of 4 Prime Ministers!
At the beginning of the year we also won the Italian Round of the Global Social Venture Competition, while lately we received the Shapers Award during the laBITconf in Chile.

Thanks to the awards and over 25 conferences held as speakers in 2018, our media coverage was great: at international level we were mentioned on Forbes, Bitcoin Magazine, Bitcoin.com and Cryptonomist, while in relation to the Italian landscape we were interviewed by Corriere della Sera , Il Sole 24 Ore, La Stampa, StartupItalia, AGI, NextGenerationCurrency and many other magazines.

In September we celebrated the first 1000 subscribers to the platform, but the road is still long and in 2019 we will focus mainly on the dissemination of the services that we already launched. New organizations have signed up and launched their bitcoin fundraisings, while others have put into effect your help in a tangible social impact. In particular, thanks to your donations, “La Casa di Sabbia” has completed its fundraising and funded 36 weeks of summer camps for siblings of disabled children; so it launched a new project that aims to create cheap games for children with severe disabilities.

The last months of the year were focused on the Giving Tuesday, the international give back day, which drove us to launch the “Fundraising Campaigns“. This new service is developed for people that support non-profit organizations, offering to individuals the tools to actively contribute to a cause that is close to their heart.
Anyone can therefore open their own Fundraising Campaign to celebrate the birthday, a holiday, the degree or another significant milestone. The funds raised during the campaign go to the chosen NGO, in a direct and transparent way.

 

As mentioned above, for the next year we will be focused on the community, with the aim of releasing new features to increase the interaction between users. The network effect will help us to increase the awareness of how much each of us can do, working side by side, to improve the world in which we live.

 

Happy New Year from Helperbit Team!

 

1https://coinatmradar.com/charts/growth/

2https://cointelegraph.com/news/venture-capital-investment-in-blockchain-and-crypto-up-280-in-2018-report-shows

(English) Which role for Bitcoin and Cryptos during the Giving Tuesday?

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Born in 2012 by the will of 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation, #GivingTuesday is a movement that gave life to what can be considered as the global day of giving. It is celebrated on the first Tuesday after the American Thanksgiving Day and immediately after 2 other commercial events, that were born as a result of that day: Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

In 2014, 2 years after its launch, $45 million were collected in 24 hours; that number more than doubled in 2015 ($116 million) and reached $274 million in 2017. The trend thus is about 50% growth per year!

source: Wikipedia

Most of these donations are processed online and this, in addition with the development of further emerging payment technologies, have led the World Wide Web to become a point of reference for this movement.
Access to online donations has been simplified first by PayPal and then by web giants such as Facebook, which since 2017 allows individuals to open birthday fundraisings, share them with friends and support their favorite non-profits.

 

But how will online donations evolve over the years and which role can cryptocurrencies play during the Giving Tuesday?

If in 2018 we talk about online transactions it’s impossible to not mention cryptocurrencies. Despite the ups and downs, that characterize this ecosystem, the sector has never stopped growing. After the January peak, now there are about 250 thousand transactions per day on the Bitcoin network1 and 500 thousand on Ethereum2, while Lightning Network3 reached 11 thousand open channels.

Even if there are still some difficulties, cryptocurrencies are nowadays commonly considered as an online payment method.

Two trends are emerging:

  1. early adopters, that decide to donate part of their funds to non-profit organizations
  2. small donors who appreciate the opportunity to donate using cryptocurrency.

In the first category the most known example is Pineapple Fund, an anonymous individual who announced to donate 5104 bitcoins during the last Christmas, $84 million at that time. If capitalization of cryptocurrencies will grow exponentially again, other people will have to handle an unimaginable amount of money and will evaluate to act as Pineapple.
Nonprofits must therefore be ready to receive these capitals and facilitate the donation process, as often these donors prefer to remain anonymous.
In the second case, the work that should be done by the NGO is different. By launching initiatives on social networks and collaborating with other crypto platforms, it is possible to bring bitcoiners and altcoiners closer to the charity world, encouraging them to donate during holidays and special occasions.

 

Giving Tuesday is part of the latter case. During those 24 hours many charitable initiatives related to online donations are promoted but at the moment there are fews linked with cryptocurrencies. As highlighted by Crypto Giving Tuesday, there are about forty NGOs that accept cryptos (mainly Bitcoin) and among these there are some famous names such as UNICEF, Save The Children, Direct Relief, Wikimedia or GiveDirectly, but crypto promotion is not boosted.

Crypto owner are more and more, but often they are not aware of which NGOs accept Bitcoin. This happens because nonprofits don’t highlight this opportunity, maybe worried by the vacillating legitimacy of cryptos in the mass media.
The wave of innovation does not stop due to public judgments and nonprofits should exploit these new tools in order to expand their fundraisings.

 

According to the Global NGO “Technology Report”4, Bitcoin today is accepted only by 1% of the nonprofits: we can therefore expect that for this Giving Tuesday cryptocurrencies will represent few percentage points of the total collected amount. If on that day cryptos will reach a volume close to $300 thousand (0.1% of the 2017 volume), it can already be considered a very positive result.
We are still far from mass use in this sector: we need a greater contribution from the community, in order to bring nonprofits closer to cryptocurrencies, and on the other hand the influence of institutional bodies will continue to be decisive for the global spread of cryptos.

 

Happy Giving Tuesday!

 

Source: Blockchain.info
2 Source: EtherScan.io
3 Source: https://1ml.com/statistics
4 http://techreport.ngo/wp-content/uploads/2018-Tech-Report-English.pdf

(English) The Italian startup Helperbit has been recognized as the best startup in Europe in the Fintech category

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At the StartUp Europe Awards final in Sofia, Bulgaria

The Italian startup Helperbit has been recognized as the best startup in Europe in the Fintech category

The startup Helperbit, through the creation of a donation transparency platform and using the math-based currency bitcoin, has helped to make clear and visible the flow of money, avoiding the inefficiencies in the management of funds for humanitarian emergencies.

 

Sofia, November 15th, 2018. The Italian startup Helperbit has been recognised as the best European startup in the Fintech category at StartUp Europe Awards (SEUA), an initiative of the European Commission and the Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe. After going through several stages and being chosen to represent Italy in this category, Commissioner for Society and Digital Economy Mariya Gabriel handled to Helperbit the diploma that accredits them as European winner, during the Startup Europe Summit 2018 hold in Sofia, in the presence of Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Boyko Borissov and several European prime ministers and ministers.

In her speech, Commissioner Gabriel congratulated Helperbit and the rest of the European winners and encouraged them to continue working hardly as they have been doing until now. “Europe wants to have more like you. More of your passion, dedication, talent and energy. We believe in your dream and you have already showcased that progress is made with small steps, and that to become successful it takes a long nights and serious thinking on how to approach the most challenging topics. You showcased that success can come from anywhere in Europe. And you showcased that in order to succeed you must be bold and brave”, she expressed.

Guido Baroncini Turricchia, CEO at Helperbit, stated: “This award represents a great achievement for both our startup and the whole fintech ecosystem. Permissionless blockchain and cryptocurrencies, one of the greatest innovation of this century, are already influencing our life and all together we can boost a positive impact of these technologies in many sectors, with benefits for governments and citizens. The European Commission has a fundamental role in this process and we are glad that it has selected Helperbit as a virtuous example to award during this event”.

StartUp Europe Awards proposes an open innovation methodology through public-private partnerships, “which works to help public entities to find a solution to their local challenges, and also to help startups by testing their innovations on pilots supported with European Union funding” said Juan Manuel Revuelta, director of the StartUp Europe Accelerator by Finnova Foundation.

In addition to Helperbit, Italian Artisan in the Fashion category, and Tommi in E-Health were the other Italian startups that have achieved European recognition, among 134 finalist startups from 16 countries.

Helperbit and the other European winners of the StartUp Europe Awards gain visibility thanks to the Media Partner Alliance, made up of 25 members from Spain, France, Belgium, Latvia, Luxembourg, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Sweden, Mexico, Norway and Denmark, among others. Startups will also have access to a mentoring programme (in internationalisation, European funds such as the €50,000 to €2.5 million non-reimbursable grant SME Facility, international communication, etc.), through the Finnova Foundation’s StartUp Europe Accelerator, which will enable them to boost their projects and make them more viable worldwide.

Helperbit is an Italian startup that brings transparency in charity and insurance sectors using the Blockchain technology. The platform allows people to donate crypto and local currencies to charities and to people in need all over the world, trace their donation and how it is used, offering full transparency of economic flows.
It even reverses the traditional home mutual insurance model for natural disasters, thanks to a service powered by Blockchain that empowers users to customize their premium, allowing also microinsurance, and offers a fast, fair and transparent refund.

(English) Helperbit Launches Crypto Fundraising Campaigns for Individuals, an Alternative to Facebook Fundraisings

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300 million dollars. This is the amount donated in a year through the Facebook tool “birthday fundraising”. 750 thousand NGOs benefited from this, with a huge social impact. These numbers indicate the willingness of people to contribute to charitable causes, celebrating an important event in an original way.

But why not extend this possibility to all owners of cryptocurrencies, estimated between 2.9 and 5.4 million people? 1

This is the goal of the “Fundraising Campaigns“, a new service provided by Helperbit, that allows to donate bitcoin and more than 20 crypto to non-profit organizations during special occasions.

We believe that this tool can be a driver for the diffusion of cryptocurrencies in the charity sector. In addition to eliminating intermediaries and bringing more transparency, it empowers individuals to actively contribute to a cause that is close to their heart.

This service is launched few days before the Giving Tuesday and the Christmas period, in order to offer the opportunity to test this new service during such occasions. Stand up, create your Campaign!

 

What is a crypto Fundraising Campaign?
A Fundraising Campaign is an initiative created for an important occasion.
The raised amount is addressed to the cause you care for, in a direct and transparent way. It is possible to donate using Bitcoin and over 20 Altcoins (ETH, DOGE, VTC, LTC ..). Helperbit has also implemented the possibility to donate with a credit/debit/prepaid card: in this case the donated amount is instantly exchanged in bitcoin and sent to the beneficiary.
Find out more about payment methods:Make a Donation using Helperbit

 

When can I create a Fundraising Campaign?
The initiative is open to everyone!

Are you a youtuber? Celebrate the milestone of 10, 50 or 100 thousand members on your channel. Be an example and encourage your audience to contribute to the cause, people will appreciate this gesture!

Are you an influencer? Launch your Campaign during a conference where you are a speaker or when you publish a new book. Let your followers know about this new initiative.

Are you a company? Celebrate the launch of a new product or the anniversary of the company’s foundation with this service. An initiative like this is part of the Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, with many benefits for your brand, customers and employees.

Are you a community? Whatever is the interest that connects your group (cryptocurrency, technology, sports or other passions), there are many goals that have to be celebrated: do not miss this opportunity, create a Campaign!

Whoever you are, every event is the right occasion to raise funds. Celebrate special days with this charitable initiative: your birthday, a festivity (Christmas, Easter, Ramadan..), when you achieve an important educational goal (diploma, degree), the marriage or the birth of a child.
The beneficiary of the Campaign can not be a personal cause, only initiatives lead by non profit organizations.

 

How can I create a Campaign?
You have to be registered in order to create a Campaign. In the “settings” page click on “Fundraising Campaigns”, write the title and a brief description, letting visitors know why you are creating this initiative.
If you are an individual and raise funds among your friends, we suggest to set 100 € as a target, because having an attainable goal stimulates more people to donate. You can change this setting according to your preferences, remaining within the goal imposed by the project. Then select the project that will receive the donations you will collect. At the end, let your friends know that you have created a crypto Fundraising Campaign and share the initiative on social networks!

 

How long can a Campaign last?
A Campaign can last minimum 6 hours up to a maximum of one month, since the day of its creation.

 

Who manages the donations?
The donations come directly to the project that is the beneficiary of the initiative: neither the creator of the Campaign nor Helperbit have access to these funds. For more information on donation management read the explanation about Multisignature Bitcoin Wallet.

 

Are there any fees for the donations made through this service?
There are no additional fees for donations in Helperbit. Fees are only charged by the Helperbit partner services (payment acquiring and exchange) and by the Bitcoin network, in order to send transactions.
We have no direct profits from donations, as reported in the Manifesto Page.

 

1 https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/fileadmin/user_upload/research/centres/alternative-finance/downloads/2017-global-cryptocurrency-benchmarking-study.pdf

(English) Propose Your Non-Profit and Encourage it to Accept Crypto Donations

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Through the page “Proposed NPO List” you can vote for your favorite organization. Every vote increases the community’s interest in having more and more innovative organizations!

 

What is the Proposed NPO List

The Proposed NPO List allows users to report non-profit organizations and public bodies that have not yet signed up for Helperbit. Users can also “like” those that have been already suggested, reinforcing the value of the request.

 

Why propose a non-profit organization

When the reports are received, Helperbit will contact the proposed institutions and follow them in their first approach to the bitcoin and blockchain world. The organization has the possibility to create a multisignature bitcoin wallet and launch a crypto charity fundraising with blockchain traceability.

Do you know an organization that could benefit from this platform but that is not yet in Helperbit? Propose it!

(English) Geolocation as a Verification Process to Receive Humanitarian Aid

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Helperbit offers different geoverification steps: according to the completed level, when a natural disaster occurs, users can receive direct donations. This does not compromise the user’s privacy, which, on the contrary, is safeguarded through appropriate procedures.

 

Why geolocalize

Helperbit is not only a fundraising platform. In case of a natural disaster, indeed, it allows some additional operations, available if the users have previously registered their geographical position and the platform has verified their correctness before a calamity happens.

  • If the residency address of a user has been voluntarily geolocated, Helperbit associates its bitcoin wallet with those coordinates. Each new earthquake that is recorded by the platform is automatically analyzed by Helperbit, allowing donors to check if there are individuals or entities that fall within the area of influence of the event and make a direct donation to the selected beneficiaries.
  • Users, whose address is geoverified, receive information on the level of risk in their area, in relation to the different types of natural disasters.
  • In case of calamity the platform asks to users, that live in the are and whose address is geoverified, if they are willing to host for a short period people left homeless. This service is still under development.
  • When an event occurs and there are users in the involved area, the platform asks them if they need hospitality or they can offer it.

 

Which methods we use

Helperbit offers many levels of geoverification, which allow to access to different services.

Level 1: The user can self-certify his residency position. This allows him to obtain only information about the risks related to his area.

Level 2: The user can also enable the GPS function of his mobile/browser. Soon this will allow him to be contacted in case of an event nearby to offer or request hospitality.

Level 3: Send a document to certify the domicile. This paper should report the same name of the account’s owner. The accepted documents are:

  • Bill of a domestic utility (electricity / gas / water / telephone line bill)
  • Certificate of residence issued by the General Register Office

Level 4: The user can request the sending of a OTC (One Time Code), which is sent to the user’s home address and which allows full access to all the geographic services of the platform, such as the possibility of receiving direct donations if affected by a natural disaster.

 

How we manage and use user data

User privacy is a very important value for us. Each user, through his own configuration page, can modify the settings related to the public display of his data. With reference to the geographic coordinates that determine the location of the geoverified address, Helperbit automatically performs an obfuscation of the accuracy and defines the user’s position in a more generic way (within a square of 10km of side). This is a sufficiently large dimension to evaluate the intersection with a calamity but too coarse to know exactly the position, protection users’ privacy.

Verificación de una entidad legal

El procedimiento de verificiación de organizaciones no profit, entidades públicas y privadas permite poner en marcha recogidas de fondos transparentes y aceptar las donaciones en bitcoin.

 

¿Qué es la verificación de una entidad legal?

La verificación de una entidad legal es el procedimiento que permite aceptar la identidad y la posición geográfica de una cuenta que representa a un ente inscrito en Helperbit.

 

¿Para qué sirve la verificación de una entidad pública/privada/no profit?

En Helperbit ponemos atención en controlar la identidad del sujeto jurídico que se está inscribiendo, ya que, en el mundo digital es más fácil efectuar una suplantación de una persona. El uso de un procedimiento de verificación  se hace para proteger a los usuarios y evitar que los estafadores puedan hacer un uso fraudulento de la plataforma.

 

¿Cuáles son las ventajas?

Completar  la verificación de un sujeto judicial es obligatorio para esta tipología de usuario y da acceso a todas las funcionalidades de Helperbit, así como la posibilidad de crear recogida de fondos transparentes y carteras bitcoin seguras a las cuales vincular las donaciones.

Desde el punto de vista del donante, los usuarios son conscientes de que solo y exclusivamente los entes que han completado la verificación son visibles en la plataforma y por lo tanto, pueden donar con mayor tranquilidad.

 

¿Cuáles son los procedimientos para completar la verificación?

Se analizan 3 aspectos:

  • Conformidad de las entidades con la policy de la plataforma;
  • Verificación de las identidades de los Administradores;
  • Verificación de la Organización;

Los procedimientos se diferencian en base a la tipología de entidades legales.

  • Organizaciones no profit: esta categoría incluye a las Asociaciones no profit, a las Fundaciones y a las Organizaciones no gubernamentales. Además de completar el perfil público, los documentos que se piden son:
    • Estatuto
    • Acta de la última asamblea de elecciones de un órgano directivo
    • Certificación de un Responsable que nombra a los Administradores del perfil
      Este documento tiene que contener la siguiente información:

      • Nombre/Apellidos Administrador (1) de la Cuenta Organización
      • Nombre/Apellidos Administradores (3) de las carteras
      • Email/Administradores

Los 3 Administradores de las carteras tienen que crearse después 3 cuentas individuales y cada uno tiene que facilitar su propio DNI. Las carteras bitcoin creadas por esta tipología de usuarios son multifirma (3 de 4), con 3 claves de acceso en mano a la organización y una para Helperbit, como backup. Aquí la guía [link wallet npo] para profundizar en las características de las carteras bitcoin.

Para completar la verificación geográfica se envía una carta física con un Código Unívoco (OTC) que la organización introduce en un form del propio perfil.

¿Quiere registrarse como Organización no profit? Inscríbase en pocos pasos.

 

  • Entidades Públicas: esta categoria incluye Escuelas, Universidades, Hospitales, Ayuntamientos y todos las entidades de naturaleza estatal. También están incluidas las Escuelas, Universidades y Hospitales privados oficialmente reconocidos por el Estado en el que tienen su sede. El procedimiento es parecido al de las organizaciones no profit y los documentos que se piden son:
    • Estatuto de la entidad
    • Acta de la última asamblea de elecciones de un órgano directivo
    • Certificación de un Responsable que nombra a los Administradores del perfil
      Este documento está casi completado y tiene que contener la siguiente información:

      • Nombre/Apellidos Administrador (1) de la Cuenta Entidad
      • Nombre/Apellidos Administradores (3) de las carteras
      • Email/Administradores

Los 3 Administradores de las carteras tienen que crearse después 3 cuentas individuales y cada uno tiene que facilitar su propio DNI. Las carteras bitcoin creadas por esta tipología de usuarios son multifirma (3 de 4), con 3 claves de acceso en mano a la entidad y una para Helperbit, como backup. Aquí la guía [link wallet npo] para profundizar en las características de las carteras bitcoin.

Para completar la verificación geográfica se envía una carta física con un Código Unívoco (OTC) que la entidad introduce en un form del propio perfil.

¿Quiere registrarse como Entidad Pública? Inscríbase en pocos pasos.

 

  • Empresas: esta categoría comprende todas las entidades legales con fines lucrativos. Además de completar el propio perfil público, los documentos que se piden son:
    • Documento de Identidad del Administrador Delegado/Representante legal
    • Certificado de registro

No se pide la creación de de otras cuentas. Las carteras bitcoin creadas por esta tipología de usuarios son multifirma (2 de 3), con 2 claves de acceso de gestión para la empresa y una para Helperbit, como backup. Aquí la guía [link wallet npo] para profundizar en las características de las carteras bitcoin.

Para completar la verificación geográfica se envía una carta física con un Código Unívoco (OTC) que la empresa introduce en un form del propio perfil.

¿Quiere registrarse como Empresa? Inscríbase en pocos pasos.

 

¿Cómo se gestionan y conservan los datos recibidos?

Para nosotros la privacy de los usuarios es un valor muy importante. Respecto a los Administradores de las organizaciones no profit y Entidades Públicas, cada Administrador puede modificar los ajustes referidos a la visualización pública de los propios datos a través de la propia página de configuración. Los datos públicos de Organizaciones, Entidades y Empresas no son modificables y permanecen públicos, para ofrecer mayor transparencia posible a todos los stakeholder.

Para mayor información consultar la página Privacy Policy.

 

Verificación y Trust Level de un usuario particular

El procedimiento de verificación de la identidad y la posición geográfica de los usuarios particulares inscritos en Helperbit permite ayudar a los ciudadanos en caso de calamidad natural, recibiendo donaciones directas.

 

¿Qué es la verificación de un usuario particular?

La verificación de un individuo (usuario particular) es el procedimiento que permite comprobar la identidad y la posición geográfica de una persona física inscrita en Helperbit.

 

¿Para qué sirve la verificación de un individuo?

La verificación de un individuo particular es un proceso facultativo, a discreción del usuario. Existen diferentes niveles de verificación, a los que les corresponde un respectivo trust level.
En caso de que se presente una calamidad, la ejecución de este paso permite a los donantes saber, con un cierto nivel de certeza proporcional al trust level, que un usuario vive en la cercanía de la zona afectada y que, por lo tanto, muy probablemente necesite ayuda. El procedimiento está dividido en más de un estadio y se dedica a impedir que los estafadores recojan donaciones no legítimas.

¿Cuáles son las ventajas?

Para quien dona: ayudar directamente a quien se ha visto realmente afectado por una calamidad natural.
Para quien recibe: la posibilidad de ser incluidos automáticamente en la lista de posibles beneficiarios afectados por un evento catastrófico inmediatamente después de la calamidad.

 

¿Cuáles son los procedimientos para completar la verificación?

Se analizan dos aspectos: Verificación de la identidad y verificación de la posición geográfica.

  •         Verificación de la identidad: hay diferentes instrumentos para verificar la identidad, cada uno con una puntuación diferente. Las modalidades posibles, ordenadas por confiabilidad creciente son:
    • Autocertificación (introducción manual de informaciones personales)
    • Conexión a una o más cuentas de redes sociales
    • Envío de un documento de identidad
  •         Verificación de la posición geográfica. Los instrumentos disponibles para este paso, ordenados por confiabilidad creciente son:
    • Autocertificación (introducción manual de la posición)
    • Habilitación de la verificación GPS
    • Envío de un One Time Code (OTC) a domicilio
    • Envío de documentos (Factura de un servicio doméstico o un certificado de residencia)

 

¿Cómo se gestionan y conservan los datos recibidos?

Para nosotros la privacidad de los usuarios es un valor muy importante. Cada individuo puede modificar los ajustes referidos a la visualización pública de sus datos a través de la página de configuración.
Para mayor información consultar la página Privacy Policy.

Crear un proyecto para recoger fondos con criptomonedas en Helperbit

Las donaciones en criptomonedas están creciendo de manera exponencial y se prevé que este método de pago adquiera poco a poco más importancia para todo el sector de la beneficencia. En Helperbit, las organizaciones no profit pueden acercarse a esta nueva herramienta y crear innovadoras campañas de recogida de fondos.

 

¿Qué es un proyecto de recogida de fondos?

Un proyecto es una iniciativa llevada a cabo por una Organización no profit, una empresa o un ente público, con la finalidad de recoger fondos para la ejecución de una o más actividades sociales.

 

¿Cómo se crea un proyecto de recogida de fondos en Helperbit?

Un proyecto  se crea en el perfil del usuario: desde la página “mis proyectos” se pueden gestionar proyectos creados predecentemente o abrir otros nuevos. Solo los 3 sujetos, mencionados anteriormente, están autorizados para realizar esta operación.
Las informaciones base que hay que introducir para crear un nuevo proyecto son: Título, Descripción, Objetivo de la recogida (fijarlo en Euros, Dólares o Bitcoin) y asignar la Cartera Bitcoin de referencia en la que aparecerán los ingresos. Todos los componentes de texto se pueden introducir en italiano, inglés y español.
Si el proyecto está relacionado con un desastre natural, se puede asociar el proyecto a la calamidad específica que ha tenido lugar. Como alternativa, se pide que seleccione uno o más paises en los que el proyecto se realizará.
Posteriormente, se pide que detalle la lista de actividades, es decir, de los objetivos, productos y servicios que permitirán la realización del proyecto. Se aconseja cargar un docuemento (factura o presupuesto) para cada actividad, ya que, los proyectos más detallados gozan de una mayor posibilidad  de recibir donaciones. Finalmente, el usuario tiene la opción de cargar material multimedial, facilitando más elementos de evaluación al donante.

 

¿Cuáles son las principales ventajas?

Hay todavía pocas iniciativas solidarias en las que se puede donar en bitcoin y criptomonedas. Esto ofrece la oportunidad de obtener mayor visibilidad respecto a los tradicionales canales de fundraising, además de focalizarse en un target de donantes completamente nuevo.
Las donaciones se dan de manera directa P2P y los creadores de los proyectos pueden usar enseguida los fondos recogidos.
Añadir este método de pago y operar con las criptomonedas permite ofrecer transparencia en los flujos económicos y obtener un significativo impacto.

 

¿Quién puede crear un proyecto de recogida de fondos?

Organizaciones no profit, empresas y entes públicos pueden crear proyectos. Los proyectos no se ven públicamente  enseguida, sino que tienen que examinarse antes y tienen que ser aprobados por la plataforma.

Lea también: Efectuar una Donación en Helperbit

Efectuar una Donación en Helperbit

Hay distintas maneras de efectuar una donación en Helperbit: se puede donar usando Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum y otras 19 criptomonedas, pero se aceptan también pagos a través de tarjeta de crédito, débito o prepago.

 

¿Cómo funcionan las donaciones?

En Helperbit se puede donar a proyectos solidarios presentes en la plataforma o a usuarios afectados por calamidades naturales. En ambos casos, hay un widget que proporciona distintos métodos de pago y guía al donante en el procedimiento.

 

¿Cómo donar en bitcoin sin estar registrado?

Se puede donar en bitcoin clicando en el botón “Dona”, introduciendo la cifra deseada y seleccionando “bitcoin” como método de pago. Una vez completado este paso, aparece el código QR que contiene la información necesaria (dirección a la que donar e importe que ingresar); como alternativa, se puede copiar solo la dirección bitcoin e introducir manualmente en su cartera la cifra deseada.

 

¿Cómo donar en otras criptomonedas?

Gracias a la colaboración con Flyp.me, se puede donar usando una de las 21 altcoin disponibles: Ethereum, Litecoin, Dash, Zcash, DogeCoin, Syscoin, PeerCoin, BlackCoin, GameCredits, Decred, Flyp Token, Pivx, Basic Attention Token, BLOCKv, Aidcoin, DAI, Groestlcoin, Augur, VertCoin, Ox, VeChain.
Cuando el servicio ha recibido la criptomoneda, toda la operación de conversión se da de manera automática en pocos minutos, permitiendo al donante poder seguir el cambio en tiempo real y el sucesivo envío de la cifra equivalente en bitcoin al destinatario final.

Más información sobre este método de pago: Helperbit se abre a las altcoin, desde hoy las donaciones son posibles también en Ethereum. Litecoin y muchas otras criptomonedas.

 

¿Cómo donar en bitcoin con Helperbit?

En primer lugar, hay que crear una cartera personal en Helperbit y enviar bitcoin a la dirección creada. Cuando se obtiene un saldo positivo, el procedimiento es simple y seguro, ya que solo se requiere la introducción de la passphrase para confirmar el envío de la donación.

 

¿Cómo donar con la tarjeta de crédito?

El procedimiento es muy sencillo, parecido a los pasos normales de pago online; hay que clicar en el widget en “tarjeta de crédito/débito”y a través de una interfaz intuitiva, se guiará al donante en los pasos siguientes, sin necesidad de tener que comprar autónomamente los bitcoin correspondientes a la cifra que se desea donar. La donación se convierte automáticamente en bitcoin y se envía directamente al beneficiario elegido.

Más información sobre este método de pago: Trazabilidad de las donaciones, desde hoy en Helperbit se puede donar con tarjetas bancarias