Ripple is back at it again with the partnerships. A few months ago, it seemed like there was a new Ripple partnership or donation every week. Then things slowed down. This week, the Ripple I know is back. This week, we’ve heard about the Ripple Madonna partnership. And it’s true.
Ripple Madonna Partnership: Another One!
On Monday, pop icon Madonna announced that she would be partnering with Ripple. The crypto startup also confirmed the news. But why did they partner? Well, Ripple will be raising funds for Raising Malawi, the non-profit organization Madonna founded alongside Michael Berg in 2006.
— Ripple (@Ripple) July 30, 2018
There are a few things to take away from the Ripple Madonna partnership.
1. Money’s Being Raised
The Ripple fundraiser is acting as a way to support Raising Malawi’s work at an orphanage called the Home of Hope orphanage.
On Facebook, a donations page says people have already raised more than $26K. The target is $60K. I don’t know about you, but if this keeps up, I can see Ripple and Raising Malawi hitting this goal. Maybe even surpassing it.
2. An Important Cause
Second, this Ripple fundraiser is for such an important cause. Malawi is one of the world’s poorest countries, and Ripple understands that.
In a statement, Ripple’s senior VP of business operations Eric van Miltenburg said they are “honored” to be part of the organization’s “amazing work with some of the world’s most underserved children.”
3. Not the First Time
Third, this is not the first time Ripple has dipped its toes in the waters of humanitarian work.
As I said, Ripple partnerships and Ripple donations are not new. Back in May, Ripple, with Ashton Kutcher, donated $4M to Ellen DeGeneres’ Wildlife Fund.
4. A Birthday Celebration!
Madonna will turn 60 on August 16th. Instead of gifts (okay, maybe not instead of), Madonna has said that this Ripple fundraiser will be a way of honoring her milestone birthday.
Ripple Price: August 1st, 2018
The crypto market is looking a bit better today. At least, in comparison to yesterday.
At press time, Ripple (XRP) is selling for $0.448888, which puts the coin up 4.28% in the past twenty-four hours.
How do you feel about the Ripple Madonna partnership? Personally, I think it’s great.
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