A Mobile Platform for Event-Driven Donations Using Smart Contracts

Trotter, Ludwig and Harding, Michael and Elsden, Chris and Davies, Nigel and Speed, Chris (2020) A Mobile Platform for Event-Driven Donations Using Smart Contracts. In: HotMobile '20: Proceedings of the 21st International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications. ACM, USA. ISBN 9781450371162

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Abstract

We demonstrate Smart Donations, a blockchain powered mobile platform and application that facilitates a novel model for real-time, condition-based donations using smart contracts. By leveraging the benefits of blockchain technology, Smart Donations empower donors to (i) attach conditions dependent on real-world phenomena to a donation, (ii) store funds in a secure, transparent and decentralised escrow, and (iii) automatically release funds to charitable organisations or particular projects once the donor's conditions have been met. We believe this mobile prototype demonstrates a compelling new approach to charitable giving that leverages dynamic pledge controls and considers new trust relationships between donors and NGOs.

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01 Oct 2020 15:55
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