Crypto donors to star-studded benefit raise $440K for autism awareness

By Cointelegraph Marie Huillet10 days ago

On April 30, a virtual benefit co-hosted by American TV star Jimmy Kimmel and NASA engineer-turned-YouTuber Mark Rober raised over $3 million in donations to support NEXT for AUTISM, a charity dedicated to addressing the needs of people with autism and their families across the United States.

The interactive livestream featured a wide range of well-known entertainers, comedians, musicians, and athletes, among themJon Stewart, Conan OBrien, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler and Charlize Theron.

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The virtual benefit was also brought a step forward into the digital currency era, with crypto lender Nexo and The Giving Block offering a payment channel for viewers to donate to the charity using a wide range of crypto assets. Alongside Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH), donations in Dai (DAI), The Graph (GRT), Litecoin (LTC), Storj (STORJ), Zcash (ZEC), 0x (ZRX) and other altcoins were supported.

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