November 7, 2022
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How Blockchain and Web3 are working to support Veterans

There are different ways the blockchain community has worked to recognize, support and honour Veterans

As we recognize Remembrance Day in Canada and Veterans Day in the United States, we take a moment to remember those who have fallen in the line of duty and show support for troops still in service. 

There are different ways the blockchain community has worked to recognize, support and honour Veterans including Veteran-run Web3 businesses like PRJKT VET which helps Veterans transition into civilian life and Warrior Centric Health, which uses blockchain technologies to help optimize Veteran care. 

Non-profit organizations recognize the vast opportunities in crypto donations and have started to create crypto-native fundraising campaigns. Where there is an opportunity, there are people looking to make a difference in our Veterans' lives and our troops serving on the front lines. 

SUPPORTING VETERANS

Veterans in Digital Assets (VIDA)

Check out the VIDA podcast, a network of veterans, service members, and military spouses supporting each other and raising awareness about career opportunities in the growing Web3 and crypto space.

PRJKT VET

PRJKT (Project) VET is a Black, Disabled Veteran-owned non-profit (509a2), focusing on helping veterans in their new ventures after the military. We strive to assist Veterans in making their transition from the military as smooth as possible by giving them the tools necessary to be successful in their civilian lives.

"Over the past two years, PRJKT VET has been committed to doing its part in helping veterans transition out of the military and into civilian life, which is no easy task. Companies like Award Pool have assisted in finding new ways to help build camaraderie outside of the military. They were an integral part of developing the Veterans Bowl, a video game tournament focused on building a community that improves the mental health of our veterans. Companies like Award Pool make it easier for us to bring new technologies and integrate them into our initiatives, keeping our communities in sync with today's tech. We can't express how much the relationship means to us and our endeavors." - Rodney Lee, Co-Founder of PRJKT VET

DVL.DGS

Visit DVL.DGS "a collection of 1775 unique, proud and motivated bulldog warriors, commemorating the U.S. Marines." Each DVL.DGS is an Ethereum-based NFT where each purchase supports non-profit health, wellness and education initiatives for U.S. service members past and present.

DONATIONS

Donations are at the core of any non-profit looking to raise funds for Veterans, and crypto is another way patrons can donate. 

Military.Finance has found a unique way to support veterans. Military.Finance offers two tokens that "create a direct impact on veterans and first responders with two forms of cryptocurrency," according to their website. The Military.Finance Binance Token and The Military.Finance Ethereum Token are both available for purchase to help support Veterans and their families.

True Patriot Love, is a Canadian foundation for the military community, Veterans, and their families at every stage of their journey. They now accept crypto donations to support their initiatives. 

In 2021, to honour the 100th anniversary of the remembrance poppy, The Royal Canadian Legion created a limited collection of digital Poppies. 100 limited-edition Immortal Poppies, priced at 0.1111 ETH, sold on OpenSea with proceeds from every sale and resale going directly to The Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund. 118,000 names of fallen Canadian soldiers are now linked to the blockchain – immortalising the memory of those who fought for our freedoms.

In recent news, many Ukrainians are using Web3 to help friends and family on the frontline with crypto donations through websites such as Endaoment  and The Giving Block

HONOURING

The Canadian team at Award Pool will take a moment of silence on November 11th to honour and thank Veterans for their sacrifices. Across the border in the United States, our American team takes time to thank those who served on what they call Veterans Day. You can honour Veterans as an individual or a family in many ways. Here are a few ideas to get you started: 

  • Thank a Veteran
  • Thank a Veteran’s family
  • Talk to your kids 
  • Read the stories of Canadian Veterans https://poppystories.ca 
  • Send care packages to troops overseas
  • Volunteer with Vets at a local organization
  • Visit a War Museum or local history museum
  • Attend a Veterans Day parade
  • In Canada, you can purchase a poppy and donate to the poppy fund
  • Send a letter to a Veteran
  • Visit a Cenotaph for memorial 
  • Make a donation to a charity helping Veterans

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