THREE QUESTIONS TO JILL NI, DIRECTOR OF BINANCE CHARITY FOUNDATION
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We are today with Jill Ni, Director of Binance Charity Foundation
1)First of all, can you present your background and your interest for crypto ?
I worked for many years in the traditional financial services industry and served many high net worth, individuals. I have always been thinking about how can I help billions of unbanked and underbanked population around the world. I then decided to quit my job and went to business school to search for my true passion. I have been keen on bringing business acumen to the social impact sector. I started to learn about blockchain and cryptocurrency in 2017 but it was not until I know BCF when I saw the benefit that cryptocurrency can bring to the unbanked population. I also believe we are bringing revolution to the traditional charity by making it more transparent with the technology. I joined BCF without hesitation.
2) Can you present the activities of Binance Charity Foundation?
The issue that BCF is trying to tackle right now is the lack of transparency in traditional charity. It is almost impossible for donors to know where his/her money goes. Actually, a huge part might be lost during the process. BCF accepts donations in cryptocurrency and deploys 100% of the donations directly to our charity projects and to individual end beneficiaries who are in need.
Take the Binance Lunch for Children project for example, we open crypto wallets for the kids in the beneficiary schools in Uganda and sends donations directly to them. The kids can then pay the food suppliers for their daily lunch at school. All these transactions can be tracked and verified on our website. Our team also work closely on the ground with the end beneficiaries, providing education and making sure the last mile issues are solved and the impact is reached. We are trying to engage the bottom billion population in the technology innovation from Day 1 and find solutions that meet their needs.
We are also constantly talking to new charity projects. For example, we started to provide lunch to kids in our pilot school in February this year, then we expanded to 10 schools in March, and will soon get another 160 schools on board. We hope we can copy the success model to more places.
3)What has been your key learning from Consensus 2019?
I went to a few sessions about blockchain and social impact and excited about all the discussion. When I talked to people at Consensus, many people share the same passion we have. We all hope to see the mass adoption of cryptocurrency. It’s time for the industry to join hands and show to the world the true value of cryptocurrency.