On December 2, The Life You Can Save co-hosted What Good Is Crypto?, a fundraiser to benefit GiveDirectly. Our founder Peter Singer joined some of the biggest names in crypto to discuss the impact the crypto community can achieve with its giving. The event raised over $900,000, which will provide Universal Basic Income for over 2700 Liberians living in poverty (many thanks to FTX and Haseeb Qureshi for providing matching funds!) We hope you’ll watch the recording of this event to learn more about using crypto for good.
Sam Bankman-Fried – Founder and CEO of FTX cryptocurrency exchange. He also manages assets through Alameda Research. Previously he worked at Jane Street Capital, a proprietary trading firm.
Arthur Breitman – Co-Founder of Tezos, a public blockchain enabling decentralized governance through self-amendments. Formerly a research engineer at Google X and Waymo.
Caroline Ellison – Co-CEO of Alameda Research, a global cryptocurrency quantitative trading firm and liquidity provider. Previously at Jane Street equities desk.
Sibongani Kayola – Liberia country director for GiveDirectly. Formerly a researcher at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA). Holds a B.A in Psychology from the University of Zambia.
Haseeb Qureshi – Managing partner at Dragonfly Capital, a cryptocurrency venture fund, and public speaker. Formerly a professional poker player, sponsored by Full Tilt Poker.
Peter Singer – Moral philosopher and bioethicist at Princeton University. The ‘godfather’ of the effective altruism movement and author of “The Life You Can Save” (get your free copy).
Rhys Lindmark – The founder of Roote, an online school and think-do tank. Formerly Head of Community and Long-Term Societal Impact at MIT Media Lab’s DCI and instructor in Blockchain Ethics.
Laura Shin – Crypto journalist and host of the crypto podcast Unchained. Formerly a senior editor at Forbes, she was the first mainstream journalist to cover crypto full-time and is author of the forthcoming book, The Cryptopians: Idealism, Greed, Lies, and the Making of the First Big Cryptocurrency Craze.
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