Augur is migrating to a new contract

As Augur is deploying its contracts to the main Ethereum network, REP token balances will be migrated to a new REP token contract on July 9
30 May 2018   1964

Augur deployment on the main Ethereum network will require the migration of all current REP token balances to a new REP token contract. It will happen on July 9. The automatic migration of REP balances will kick off with an indefinite freeze of the current REP token contract. The new token contract will be placed inside the genesis Augur universe.

REP holders and users of exchanges (centralized or non-custodial decentralized) don't need to take any actions to prepare for the migration. For special kinds of exchanges like EtherDelta, ForkDelta, IDEX and OasisDEX the users are advised to withdraw their REP funds from the exchange contract until July 9.

The migration should not take more than a few hours, and once Augur is deployed and migration is finalized, the platform goes live on the main Ethereum network. As for the market parameters of Augur, at the moment of publication they are as follows:

Average price 38.88 USD
Market cap 427,666,800 USD
Volume (24H) 24,545,100 USD

ETH Foundation to be Sponsor of UNICEF Crypto Fund

The first contributions to the UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund will come from the Ethereum Foundation; it will be used for kids OS projects
10 October 2019   358

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has established a cryptocurrency fund to accept donations in bitcoins and Ethereum.

Digital assets will finance open source technologies for children and youth around the world.

UNICEF became the first organization in the UN that transacts in cryptocurrency, the fund said in a press release.

This is a new and exciting venture for UNICEF. If digital economies and currencies have the potential to shape the lives of coming generations, it is important that we explore the opportunities they offer. That’s why the creation of our Cryptocurrency Fund is a significant and welcome step forward in humanitarian and development work.
 

Henrietta Fore

Executive Director, UNICEF

The first contributions to the UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund will come from the Ethereum Foundation through the French branch of the children's fund, which previously began to accept donations in nine cryptocurrencies.

Digital assets will be directed to finance three grantees of the UNICEF Innovation Fund. These are startups Prescrypto, Atix Labs and Utopixar, working in the areas of “tracking recipes, selecting investors and those who need financing, as well as public tokens and business relations”. GIGA will also receive funds from the cryptocurrency fund for connecting schools around the world to the Internet.