Shiba Inu donations now accepted by Canadian Healthcare Foundation
The Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation has started accepting donations in various cryptocurrencies
The Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, based in Alberta, Canada, is now accepting donations across a slew of cryptocurrencies, including meme coin Shiba Inu, according to a report local media†
The addition of such an option was possible due to its partnership with philanthropic startup The Giving Block.
This is the first-ever healthcare foundation in the Western Province of Alberta to enable support for cryptocurrency payments.
GRHF CEO Mark Korthuis says the organization is focused on technology and research, which is why cryptocurrencies seem “a logical step”:
The Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation focuses on research, innovation and technology. Harnessing the benefits of digital currencies felt like a logical next step for us.
He predicts that cryptocurrencies will eventually play a “more important role” in the world.
Those wishing to contribute to the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation must create a new account on the Giving Block website and select a particular cryptocurrency from a drop-down menu.
More and more organizations are willing to accept cryptocurrencies amid their growing adoption. However, the environmental impact of digital assets remains a persistent problem.
As reported by U.Today, the Mozilla Foundation has dropped cryptocurrency donations due to the carbon emissions associated with the largest cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.
British nonprofit International Animal Rescue (IAR) has also dumped crypto donations over climate concerns.