| Source: BitGive

San Francisco, CA, April 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BitGive, the first Bitcoin 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has announced a partnership with Uphold, the leading digital money platform, to have donation tracking platform GiveTrack integrated with Uphold via API. Through the integration, users will be able to donate to any of the charitable projects on the GiveTrack platform using a number of cryptocurrencies including Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Dash as well as 23 traditional global currencies. Previously, donations on GiveTrack were only made in bitcoin.

Connie Gallippi, Founder and Executive Director of BitGive, said: “This is an extremely exciting and long-awaited partnership for us, as we’re now able to open up our platform to a whole new audience. The integration with Uphold truly makes GiveTrack accessible to anyone, anywhere, and still allows our users to have a completely transparent and seamless donation tracking experience.”

Uphold is the creator of an open, trusted, and transparent digital money platform that lets users quickly and safely access traditional currencies, cryptocurrencies, and other investments all in one place. Uphold has powered more than $4 billion in transactions across 184 countries, in more than 30 supported currencies and four commodities.

Robin O’Connell, Chief Revenue Officer of Uphold, said: “It has been inspiring working with BitGive while also being able to leverage the Uphold platform. Uphold is always looking for real-world use cases and to facilitate non-speculative transactions. Here is a perfect example of how blockchain and cryptocurrencies can be applied in the philanthropic ecosystem. To provide donors a previously non-existent level of transparency and efficiency while ensuring recipients get the most out of their funding.”

For more information on the projects and to donate, visit https://www.givetrack.org/. For more information on Uphold, visit https://uphold.com/.

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BitGive Founder Connie Gallippi is available for interview

About BitGive:

BitGive was founded in 2013 by leading industry figure Connie Gallippi. Based in California, BitGive is the first Bitcoin 501(c)(3) nonprofit recognized by the U.S. government. The organization aims to bridge the gap between the Bitcoin and Blockchain industry and its practical applications for humanitarian and nonprofit work.

BitGive facilitates the fundraising for charitable donations using bitcoin and remains dedicated to using today’s cutting-edge financial technologies for social good. The first of its kind, BitGive is revolutionizing global philanthropy through technology with its flagship project, GiveTrack.

The organization has established strong partnerships and raised funds with prominent nonprofits that include Save the Children, The Water Project, TECHO, Code to Inspire, Run for Water, and Medic Mobile.

For more information, please visit www.bitgivefoundation.org.

About Uphold:

Uphold is a digital money platform providing consumers worldwide with convenient and secure access to traditional currencies, cryptocurrencies, and other investments. Uphold has powered more than $4 billion in transactions across 184 countries, covering over 30 supported currencies and four commodities. The platform has more than 1 million users. Uphold is the only financial platform to publish its reserve holdings in real time. The company has offices in San Francisco, New York, Portugal, London and Mexico City. More information can be found at www.uphold.com, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Not licensed in all jurisdictions.