As the cryptocurrency market continues to grow and mature, there is a growing interest in using blockchain technology for social good. A new generation of media companies has emerged, focusing on covering the intersection of cryptocurrency and social impact, dedicated to highlighting projects, initiatives, and individuals who are using blockchain technology to create a more equitable and inclusive world.
Whether you are a cryptocurrency enthusiast, a social impact investor, or simply curious about the potential of blockchain technology, these media platforms are sure to provide valuable insights and information.
Web3forGood is a newsletter aggregating events and projects focused on social good around the world. Sam Flanagan is the founder and on a mission to bridge the gap between the traditional philanthropic sector and the emerging Web 3 ecosystem. We recommend you subscribe to the newsletter to stay on top of news and opportunities in social impact.
The Web3 Impact newsletter, curated by Kyle Westaway, focuses on the intersection of blockchain technology and social impact, with a focus on the environment. Each edition of the newsletter provides news and insights on the latest developments in the field, as well as highlighting innovative projects and organizations that are using blockchain to make an impact in the world. Westaway is also a professor at Cornell Tech and an the author of Profit & Purpose: How Social Innovation Is Transforming Business for Good.
According to Westaway, the newsletter is great for:
- Web3 founders who are building impactful products.
- Non-profit and social sector professionals that are curious about how to leverage Web3.
- Web3 professionals that are curious about how they can make the world a better place.
- Curious people.
Impact DAO Media
Impact DAO Media is the perfect nexus between DAOs (Decentral Automous Organizations) and social impact. Deepa Chaudhary who hosts the podcast All About Impact DAOs and the author of Impact DAOs has created a platform to help introduce people to the world of DAOs and how specific projects are tackling societal challenges.
Start your DAO journey by reading her free digital book Impact DAO and listening to the podcast.
Decrypt and Jason Nelson
Decrypt is a media company that focuses on news and analysis related to the cryptocurrency and blockchain industries. The company produces articles, videos, and podcasts that aim to provide informative and accessible coverage of these emerging technologies.
Reporter Jason Nelson is a regular contributor of Decrypt and has written a number of articles on various topics related to cryptocurrency and blockchain. Specifically, the potential social impact of these technologies and their potential to promote sustainability and reduce inequality.
Nelson's articles provide a balance of how these emerging technologies can be harnessed for positive social impact, while also acknowledging the potential risks and challenges that they may pose.
Crypto Altruism is a non-profit organization that focuses on promoting charitable giving and social impact through cryptocurrency donations. The organization was founded by Drew Simon, a cryptocurrency enthusiast who recognized the potential of blockchain technology to revolutionize the philanthropic sector.
Crypto Altruism encourages donors to make cryptocurrency donations to a range of charitable causes, such as disaster relief efforts and poverty alleviation programs. The organization provides education and resources to help donors navigate the complexities of cryptocurrency donations and ensure that their contributions are having a positive impact.
One of the key features of Crypto Altruism's platform is its focus on transparency and accountability. The organization uses blockchain technology to provide donors with real-time updates on the progress and impact of their donations, as well as detailed metrics on the performance of the charitable organizations they support. This allows donors to make more informed decisions about their giving and to track the effectiveness of their donations over time.
The Block Explorer
The Block Explorer is a podcast that seeks to “inspire you about the world of blockchain and its potential for driving positive impact in the world.”
Co-hosts and friends Jonathan Walden and Matt Burgess are both experienced cryptocurrency enthusiasts and industry experts who have recorded over 70 episodes. Walden, a teacher, writer and entrepreneur, entered the world of crypto via his brother, as a developer. He is especially curious about the DeFispace and NFTs. Burgess splits his time between teaching yoga and studying crypto.
In addition to covering the latest news and trends in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industries, The Block Explorer also explores the social impact of these technologies. Walden and Burgess have discussed the potential of cryptocurrency and blockchain to promote financial inclusion and empower underbanked communities, as well as the potential of these technologies to reduce corruption and promote transparency in government and business.
The podcast has also covered topics related to environmental sustainability and renewable energy, highlighting the ways in which blockchain can be used to promote greater efficiency and accountability in these areas.
A list of the top companies at the intersection of Web 3 and social impact wouldn’t be complete without us! While we are still building towards a spring launch of our donation platform, we are actively producing and curating must-know information.
- Givepact newsletter: Every Thursday, our newsletter curates the top stories at the intersection of crypto and social impact.
- Givepact Slack: Our Slack group is full of socially-minded crypto folks and nonprofit leaders looking to learn more about the space.
- Givepact Social: We are active on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
This list is by no means exhaustive and we look forward to finding more Web 3 social impact communities. If that’s you or someone else we should know about, please shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.