December 13, 2023, Singapore – Crypto.com, trusted by more than 80 million customers worldwide and the industry leader in regulatory compliance, security and privacy, has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with six major charities in Singapore to help facilitate the acceptance of donations in digital assets, which Crypto.com will seamlessly process and convert to fiat currency on behalf of the charities. The six charities involved are CARE Singapore, Cycling Without Age Singapore, Dementia Singapore, Limitless, MINDS and The Salvation Army Singapore.
A partnership with Crypto.com would enable the charities to accept donations in digital assets safely and securely and potentially expand donor pools to further advance their humanitarian causes and help the vulnerable.
The partnership will also involve exploring collaborative Web3, GenAI and blockchain projects to tackle challenges faced by the non-profit sector, such as improving transparency and cross border payments. Furthermore, Crypto.com and the charities have also pledged to work on joint education and awareness initiatives around how AI and blockchain technology can reshape the global philanthropic landscape.
“We know that the crypto community is one that is extremely active and passionate about making a positive impact, so helping these incredible charities accept donations in digital assets will allow them to reach a new segment of tech savvy donors,” said Chin Tah Ang, General Manager, Singapore, Crypto.com. “As a company, we strongly believe in the potential of blockchain and AI technology to deliver innovative solutions that align with our mission and make a positive impact. We are proud to work with this group of well-respected charities and help the non-profit sector in Singapore embrace the benefits of Web3 technology.”
One of the prominent partners, The Salvation Army, who have just celebrated their 88th anniversary of doing good in Singapore in 2023, have been investing in strategic partnerships, sustainable developments, and digital transformative initiatives. It is with great anticipation that the partnership will bring the organisation forward in tackling the changing digital landscapes, challenges with governance, and fundraising in the non-profit sector.
“This is an exciting new development for the non-profit sector to evolve and adapt innovative Web3 solutions to improving access, efficiency, and security in fundraising,” highlighted Major David R. Erickson, Secretary for Business Administration, The Salvation Army. “As an incumbent, The Salvation Army is continually exploring ground-breaking solutions and we believe that ledger based digital transactions is the future with increasing global awareness and adoption. The technology is further bolstered by the well-regulated and strict KYC and AML procedures in Singapore. We are proud to be able to journey with Crypto.com, the leader in regulatory compliance and security certifications, in leveraging Web3 solutions to do good.”
The MOU signing took place on 13 December at The Salvation Army Fellowship Hall, and was witnessed by Singapore Fintech Association President Shadab Taiyabi, as well as representatives from the six charities and Crypto.com.
Founded in 2016, Crypto.com is trusted by more than 80 million customers worldwide and is the industry leader in regulatory compliance, security and privacy. Our vision is simple: Cryptocurrency in Every Wallet™. Crypto.com is committed to accelerating the adoption of cryptocurrency through innovation.
Learn more at https://crypto.com/sg.
About CARE Singapore
CARE Singapore exists to help vulnerable young people find direction, hope and success. Established in 1997 and appointed by NCSS as one of three Centers of Specialization, we have been on a mission to guide vulnerable young people toward hope and success through a dynamic, community-driven approach. Recently appointed as the SG Cares Volunteer Centre for Pasir Ris, we’re passionate about engaging not just youths, but also schools, families, and communities.
For more information, visit https://care.sg/
About Cycling Without Age Singapore
CWAS is a charity with IPC status. Being the only social service agency that has provided seniors with recreational trishaw rides since 2017. With our mission to engage and empower seniors to enhance their emotional, social and physical well-being to enable them to lead purposeful lives. The enjoyable rides through parks and places of interest such as Gardens by the Bay, bring a sense of freedom, social and emotional well-being to seniors who may often be homebound or less mobile.
Find out more at https://cyclingwithoutage.sg/
About Dementia Singapore
Dementia Singapore was formed in 1990 as Alzheimer’s Disease Association to better serve Singapore’s growing dementia community, increase awareness about dementia, and reduce the stigma surrounding the condition. As Singapore’s leading Social Service Agency in specialised dementia care, Dementia Singapore aims to advocate for the needs of people living with dementia and their families; and empower the community through capability-building, knowledge, and consultancy; as well as deliver quality person-centred care innovations.
For more information, visit www.dementia.org.sg.
Limitless, a registered Institute of Public Character (IPC), is a dedicated organisation focused on mental health and well-being, committed to empowering young individuals and supporting their journey towards better mental health. Through various programs and initiatives, Limitless works to create hope, resilience, and a stigma-free environment for those facing mental health challenges.
For more information, visit www.limitless.sg
MINDS was founded in May 1962 and is one of the largest social service agencies in Singapore serving Persons with Intellectual Disability (PWIDs) and their families.
MINDS offers a holistic range of services that supports our clients and their caregivers across their lifespan, with the aim of empowering and enhancing their quality of life. These include schools, employment and training development centres, home-based care services and community-based services to cater to the educational, vocational, social and welfare needs of PWIDs.
For more information, please visit www.minds.org.sg.
About The Salvation Army Singapore
The Salvation Army has been touching lives in Singapore since 1935 and we remain committed in serving the underprivileged in the community without discrimination. To us, every life is precious and we actively help those in need regardless of age, race or religion. Throughout the years, we have established a comprehensive network of social services to meet a wide range of needs in our community. Our diverse programmes reach out to vulnerable children and youth, frail elderly, struggling families, isolated migrant workers and other needy segments in our society.
Find out more at https://www.salvationarmy.org.sg