Sexual Assault Survivor Uses Crypto to Crowdfund Anonymously
A new use case for decryption has emerged. Help women who have experienced sexual harassment or violence protect their privacy while gaining financial independence.
For example, a rape survivor donated $ 500 to Crowd funds in September after being unable to work for several months due to trauma using a password-protected payment processor seed.
If she used a traditional crowdfunding site like Kickstarter or GoFundMe, the survivor would have to provide a government-issued ID and a bank account, which could be related to her story by someone working on the platform.
Instead, using the Seeds ethereum-based token, this first cryptographic user could collect money without revealing his identity to anyone other than platform CEO Rachel Cook.
Survivors received Cook's gift token to post a "Help Request" through 30 apps using seed's free front-end tool, such as Aura, an app for meditation. The user then donated with a credit card via an in-app pop-up.
Typically, this amount is divided into the app developer, a 10% cut in seed, and a final recipient of the request.
However, in this case, Cook will exempt all costs when the tokenized request is completed. Cook spokesman said it took only three weeks for the fundraising and said the token was the quickest achievement since it was first launched in October 2017.
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"Survivors are having difficulty granting themselves the right to demand money," Cook said. "The following logical extension we saw in [#metoo] needed to talk about how this economic [crypto] system could meet this demand."
An assault survivor, Cook, said it will make it easier for secret novices who need help with legal mental health costs to make this request anonymously available.
She told CoinDesk:
"We have to let people know that this is possible and that people can use it without inconvenience, and we want to fill that gap."
The crowdfunding story is just one example of how women in the cryptocurrency community can help quietly help people use different tools to overcome personal trauma.
In one famous incident in Afghanistan, at least one abusive survivor worked with bitcoin advocate Roya Mahboob to get a bit coin carefully for divorce years ago.
Recently, the North American cam model has told CoinDesk to save passwords to escape the "unhappy" life situation that is detrimental to mental health. Since she alone controls the private key, you do not have to worry about external evidence, such as bank transaction details, that arrive in the mail unexpectedly.
"Crypto provided the tools to overcome obstacles," an erotic cast told CoinDesk. "I want women to be able to develop their abilities to be accessible like passwords."
Another domestic violence survivor and block-chain developer is developing a suite of money management distributed applications (dapps) for these users.
"It was a major reason that the developer was able to leave [the abusive husband] to CoinDesk (as anonymously stated) that it was financially stable." Like survivors, survivors, like other disadvantaged people, lack car parts. "
Describing how the vast majority of intimate partner violence involves some form of economic abuse that controls the victim's approach to economic problems, the developer added:
"The main reason women stay in an abused relationship is because the partner is dependent on the partner."
Unlike developers and models who work with bit coins, survivors using seed tokens later used the Fiat token via the startup web portal. The survivor received the funds through PayPal (who should know her identity), but there was no public information linking her to the seed campaign.
In the future, survivors who do not provide personal information to third parties and help make money for the rest of their lives can ask Cook for alternatives, she said.
You can also acquire a seed token without an authenticated ID using a distributed Exchange platform such as AirSwap or 0x. However, thanks to the transparency of block-chain transactions, survivors who purchase tokens with the help of experienced friends can catch up and participate without having to completely trust the people teaching her. Cook said:
"We are approaching a lot of people who do not think we are familiar with passwords."
Seeds processed about 12 Requests for Help from $ 100 to $ 1,200. So far, only one has been involved in trauma.
Cook, therefore, speaks to passionate survivors to try passwords, but he is concerned about long-term custody or volatility. This token can provide quick payouts in return for providing more personal information than mainstream bitcoin exchanges or crowdfunding campaigns.
"With Crypto, we can build a system that goes beyond broken and centralized power structures," Cook said. "That's what we need more."
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