What good is crypto?
Thursday, December 2nd at 4pm PST / 7pm EST (a.k.a. Friday Dec. 3rd at 11a Australian EDT)
Join our co-founder Peter Singer and some of the biggest names in crypto for a special conversation about the impact the crypto community can achieve with its giving. A VIP panel will discuss how blockchain technology can help create more effective and disintermediated anti-poverty programming.
Donations leading up to and during the event will go to people living in poverty through GiveDirectly, a nonprofit that lets donors send money directly to the world’s poorest households. The event is cosponsored by The Life You Can Save and GiveDirectly.
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.
Caitlin Long – Founder and CEO of Avanti. Chairman of WyoHackathon and a 22-year Wall Street veteran. Formerly a member of Wyoming’s Blockchain Task Force.
Haseeb Qureshi – Managing partner at Dragonfly Capital, a cryptocurrency venture fund, and public speaker. Formerly a professional poker player, sponsored by Full Tilt Poker.
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.
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.
Berggruen Prize Vote
Peter Singer has won the 2021 Berggruen Prize!
The Berggruen Prize is a US$1-million prize awarded by the Berggruen Institute to individuals in recognition of “major achievements in advancing ideas that shape the world.” We are delighted to share that Peter will donate half of the prize to support The Life You Can Save itself!
The remaining amount will be split into two: a large portion to animal rights organizations of Singer’s choosing and the rest will be divided amongst The Life You Can Save’s charities based on a public vote that will be held later this year. All participants will also be entered into a competition for a chance to join an exclusive online discussion with Peter Singer.