The rise of cryptocurrency philanthropy

The rise of cryptocurrency philanthropy

In this edition of ON THE BID, host Oriel Morrison discusses the rise of cryptocurrency philanthropy as organisations innovate and adapt to changing trends, adopting crypto as an acceptable means for donations. 

On the panel this week is Jon Behar, strategic advisor at The Life You Can Save. 

The Life You Can Save was founded by Melbourne-born Peter Singer, an influential contemporary philosopher advancing the ideas in his 2009 book The Life You Can Save. In 2013, Charlie Bresler approached Peter about expanding his organisation to become a registered charity and eventually establishing in Australia in 2019. 

The objective of the organisation is to reduce poverty and suffering of people living in extreme poverty. It achieves this by generating and granting funds to a curated list of recommended charities.

The panel discuss a range of topics including; Jon’s journey from hedge funds to cryptocurrency philanthropy, what is “The life you can save”, benefits and risks of crypto altruism, how organisations are innovating with changing technology and more.

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Charles Bresler

Co-Founder & Executive Director

After earning a PhD in Social and Clinical Psychology from Clark University, Charlie became Director of Behavioral Medicine for The California School of Professional Psychology, Fresno (CSPP-F), where he was a full-time professor and founder of a teaching clinic for treating anxiety & stress disorders. He was recruited to The Men’s Wearhouse where he became head of human resources, stores, and marketing and ultimately President. He stepped down in order to fulfil his long-standing desire to work directly on social and economic issues, especially wealth inequality. In 2013, Charlie became volunteer Executive Director of The Life You Can Save, a non-profit dedicated to reducing extreme poverty and its devastating effects on over 700 million people globally. Through his financial support and leadership, Charlie has helped TLYCS’s Founder, Peter Singer, develop the organization from the ground up. Charlie lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington with his wife Diana, a family physician, who partners in supporting The Life You Can Save. He welcomes discussion and questions at

The views expressed in blog posts are those of the author, and not necessarily those of Peter Singer or The Life You Can Save.