giveth blockchain donations
“New technologies demand rethinking and reengineering a new system for distributing charitable donations”
Giveth is a new Ethereum Dapp developed to transform the incentive structures around donations. At its core, Giveth is just a collection of modular smart contracts that can be used to connect Donors and Recipients, but it will develop into much more.
The foundational smart contracts are already written and are being tested live on the Ethereum Blockchain. Giveth is leading by example using these open source smart contracts to bring complete transparency to the funding of our own platform.
The Giveth Solution
We have a 2 prong approach to make peer-to-peer donations more effective:
Aligning incentives with transparent milestone payments based on results.
Opening a communication channel for Donors to interact directly with the Recipients of their donations.
Our first milestones have been achieved, and three contracts are now available for testing and review:
It is time the charitable system evolves and integrates blockchain technology to enable frictionless, global, transparent peer-to-peer donations.
Giveth’s smart contracts reward good people for doing good deeds, so you know EXACTLY what impact your donation had..
Giveth is non-profit, dedicated to a completely open source development process every step of the way, we want to enable awesome solutions and for ANYONE to use our code!
We are building a community of Unicorns that want to affect immediate social impact
We are actively seeking collaborators and like-minded partners to make this vision a reality.
If you want to work on a versatile smart contract platform empowering people to make a real change in this world…
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Giveth is an open source smart contract platform taking charitable donations to the next level! This platform enables transparency and accountability for P2P donations, and aims to build communities around changing the world for the better!
The Giveth Core Team hopes that one day soon, charities, non-profits and open source development projects will be using Giveth’s smart contracts and UIs to fund powerful projects that can bring REAL change.
The system of charitable donations we have today is ready for a massive evolution. Bitcoin made a major step forward, allowing money to be sent directly to those in need, Giveth adds Ethereum-based smart contracts to kick it up a notch ;-)!
There are great people in the charity space working hard to make the world a better place, but the systems they have to work within today are inefficient in many ways. We believe we can make them much more effective.
To keep this short introduction on point, I want to illustrate just 3 of Giveth’s core values:
Current expectations for donation management are too low, donations are given and the donors just have to hope results will follow. No transparency; no accountability. Giveth allows communities to choose another way. Its open source system enables transparency, accountability, and efficiency. Donors, using the Giveth platform, can send donations directly to the campaigns that are providing solutions (no middlemen, only Solidity code). These donations will be collected by campaigns upon the completion of pre-arranged milestones creating a result-focused incentive structure. Additionally, successful campaign’s methods will be public for the world to see, so that campaigns that were especially effective can be scaled globally.
We are not alone in wanting to improve charitable giving. We are working in strong collaboration with Christoph Jentzsch’s Charity DAO and Alice.si and have opened communication channels with many other digital currency based charity solution makers. One of them being BitGive, who’s recently launched their GiveTrack tool! This exemplifies the type of transparency that will be standard in the charity world. We all have the same goal: making donations more transparent and more effective, and we hope to create somewhat of a coalition with others that are aligned in this mission.
On top of that the core Giveth team is committed to completely open source development and will bend over backwards to make it as easy as possible for other developers to use EVERYTHING we build for our platform in their own projects, whether they are charities, non-profit, or for-profit! Every smart contract or user interface we create, we consider a gift to the Ethereum ecosystem that we will go about of our way to share.
The Giveth Core Team is committed to using the Giveth platform to sustain our own development #dogfooding. We firmly believe using our result-based incentive structure will help us improve the Giveth platform much more quickly than if we take donations the old way, or if we try to start an vanilla company to fund development. Every wei that is given to Giveth is put into our smart contract platform and distributed using our Vault , recording every payment on the blockchain and incentivizing us to accomplish goals.
Giveth’s foundational set of smart contracts are Live on the Ethereum blockchain!
We are using several open source Solidity contractsdesigned by Jordi Baylina to manage our own donations transparently on the blockchain. Even though the Giveth Platform will officially exit stealth mode in late January at the Blockchain-Expo in London, Jordi has been hard at work and is ahead of schedule and we will never let the silly PR game slow down real open source development!
We have been testing the MiniMe Token extensively and feel it is ready for Prime Time, if you find yourself needing to launch or upgrade a token, consider the only token contract that allows your DApp to be upgradeable midstream in a decentralized manner!
We are using our own token to support the development of our platform. Anyone who donates to Giveth by sending ether to 0xf19c536ab792f173b7ee62d9ccc51f4ed6180773 will receive Giveth Tokens! (Note from kingflurkel: You need to set a gas limit of 150,000 gas or more when donating to Giveth Campaigns.) Giveth tokens are not intended to have monetary value, but they will be used for the governance of the Giveth platform as future contracts are developed to enable this functionality.
The Giveth Vault Contract
Giveth is very excited to release it’s second contract out into the wild for peer review! The Vault Contract is one of the most important contracts in our system, it is meant to safely store ether and to automate and record payments transparently on the Ethereum blockchain. The Vault contract is introduced in this post, and feel free to dive into our code and use it for your own DApp!
It’s time to start building the Giveth Community! Join us on Slack, dive into our Github Repos, and let’s get this party started!
Source: Medium.com by Griff Green
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