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The ALS Association & TRON Partner Up to Track Donations Via Blockchain

Some of the most popular social media platforms of the century were designed specifically for connecting people despite their geographical differences. However, as the platforms grew so did their use cases and with time, social media went from only connecting people to connecting them for a cause. If we observe closely, the latest phenomena of the century, blockhain technology, is following a similar trend.

What came out as just the underlying technology for Bitcoin (BTC), is now the building block of some of the most revolutionary projects today. And interestingly enough, not all of the projects are profit oriented; in fact several blockchain-powered projects have emerged over the course of time that are altruistic in nature.

Speaking of altruism, the blockchain-powered Tron (TRX) has a wing dedicated to it, called the TRON Foundation. And according to a press release, TRON Foundation and the ALS Association have partnered up in order to launch a blockchain-enabled charity campaign.

ALS or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Awareness regarding this disease caught fire, during 2014’s ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’, which involved dumping a bucket of ice-cold water.

This new blockchain-powered charity campaign called #VoiceYourLove, shares the same aim as the Ice Bucket Challenge; to build awareness around ALS and further raise donations in order to fund the research regarding its treatment and hopefully its cure.

Tron’s part in the campaign will be to use blockchain technology in order track donation distribution. And the ALS Association itself will reportedly release the data tracked by Tron, to the public at the end of the campaign.

This isn’t the first time for Tron to contribute to a cause. In fact the platform participated in the actual campaign, where Tron’s founder and CEO, Justin Sun, donated  $250,000 to the cause.

It’s always refreshing to see technology being used for something bigger than money. Here’s to hoping we see more of these blockchain-powered humanitarian projects in the future. For further updates stay tuned to BlockPublisher.

Abeer Anwaar

Abeer holds a Bachelors degree in Media studies and covers blockchain startups for BlockPublisher. An optimist, excels in the art of the written word and swears by the joy of all things sweet. Contact the editor at editor.startups@blockpublisher.com

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