Was held on December 2nd, 2021 – Watch recording below

Watch some of the biggest names in crypto in a discussion about the impact the crypto community can achieve with its giving and how blockchain technology can help create more effective and disintermediated anti-poverty programming.

Donations leading up to and during the event went to people living in poverty through GiveDirectly, a nonprofit that lets donors send money directly to the world’s poorest households. About 90¢ of every dollar donated goes directly to people living in poverty, giving them the freedom to decide how to improve their own lives. 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.

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). 

Caroline Ellison – Co-CEO of Alameda Research, a global cryptocurrency quantitative trading firm and liquidity provider. Previously at Jane Street equities desk.

Arthur Breitman – Co-founder of Tezos, a blockchain enabling decentralized governance through self-amendments. Previously a research engineer at Google X and Waymo.

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.


Laura Shin – Crypto journalist and host of 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.

Rhys Lindmark – Co-founder of Roote, a school and research hub for building the Wisdom Age. Formerly taught Blockchain Ethics at MIT Media Lab’s DCI.

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We raised over $900K at the event!