Tagebola

Use Bitcoin to Fight Ebola

An image of a long, thin blue strand that spreads itself out in seemingly random directions. It wraps around itself several times. The background of the image is red.

Ebola, a deadly disease, has wreaked havoc in countries in Western Africa for almost a year. Thousands have died and continue to die. Bitcoin Against Ebola, a non-profit initiative created by Beam, allows people to send Bitcoins (that are converted to Sierra Leonean leones) to Sierra Leone to support the efforts to contain Ebola. Bitcoin Against Ebola has a nice interface which lets you to choose...

Bitcoin Funding Ebola Research and Open Access to Medical Research Papers

Research

Kevin McKernan is a scientist working for the firm Courtagen Life Sciences, which specializes in genomic sequencing. (The process of “figuring out the order of DNA nucleotides, or bases, in a genome—the order of As, Cs, Gs, and Ts that make up an organism's DNA.” [source: Genome News Network]). Previously, he worked on the Human Genome Project, the most notable and longest running genetics...

Blackmailers to Czech Republic: Give Us Bitcoin or We Give You Ebola

Ebola

In one of the most sinister Bitcoin-related blackmail schemes to date, an as yet unidentified group of individuals has threatened to spread Ebola in the Czech Republic unless they receive their ransom demand of one million euros in Bitcoin. It may sound like a Tom Clancy novel or an episode of 24, but in this case, the truth is much stranger than fiction. Capitalizing on the fear surrounding the...

Help NGO Doctors Without Borders To Fight Ebola Using Bitcoin

The NGO Doctors Without Borders, through one of its affiliated fundraisers, launched an online challenge called “A Day Without Touch” in order to collect funds for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The affiliated organization accepts Bitcoin and other digital currencies, providing the easiest way to donate to this global epidemic. Also read: Largest Nonprofit Charity, United Way, United with...

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!