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Celsius Network to Manage Funds for United Nations Initiative

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The Celsius Network has become a founding member of the SDG Impact Fund within the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals initiative.

Decentralized lending and borrowing platform Celsius Network will manage the Sustainable Development Goals Impact Fund (SDG Impact Fund) within the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals initiative, according to a press release published September 21.

The Sustainable Development Goals is an international program focused on bringing a “better and more sustainable future for all.It addresses global challenges such as poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The initiative aims to achieve a series of targets by 2030.

Per the announcement, the SDG Impact Fund will be launched by financial services firm Fifth Element with the aim to raise several hundred million dollars and deploy them in both fiat and digital format using a public blockchain. The fund will purportedly be the first to accept and operate all forms of crypto and digital assets in compliance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Within the partnership with Fifth Element, Celsius Network is reportedly looking to “bring power back to the peopleby providing banking services typically reserved for top tier asset owners. Celsius CEO Alex Mashinsky said thatby offering earned interest rates up to 7.1 percent, we allow individuals to make the same passive income Wall Street has been making for years.Scott Stornetta, adviser to Celsius, commented:

“We see a great opportunity to use this technology to deliver the value collected by different U.N. organizations in a more precise and effective way to the people and organizations that need it most.

In February the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) embraced cryptocurrency by starting a charity drive for Syrian children, asking PC gamers to use their computers to mine Ethereum (ETH) and donate their earnings. Later in April, UNICEF Australia also announced an initiative that allows users to give their computer’s processing power to mine cryptocurrency for charity.

Haza Crypto Hírek Crypto Markets Recover Slightly, Ethereum, Tezos See Largest Gains
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Crypto Markets Recover Slightly, Ethereum, Tezos See Largest Gains
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Crypto Markets Recover Slightly, Ethereum, Tezos See Largest Gains

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After dropping below $6,500 yesterday, Bitcoin challenges the price point again.

Saturday, September 15: crypto markets are undergoing a slight recovery after yesterday’s decline, with 17 of the 20 top cryptocurrencies by market cap in the green, according to CoinMarketCap data.

Market visualization

Market visualization from Coin360

After dropping below the $6,500 price point yesterday, Bitcoin (BTC) has challenged the mark again, going up by 1.6 percent over the past 24 hours, to trade at $6,533 at press time.

Bitcoin price

Bitcoin price chart. Source: Cointelegraph Bitcoin Price Index

Ethereum (ETH) is currently seeing some of the largest gains among the top 20 cryptocurrencies by market cap. The major altcoin is trading at $223, up 6.7 percent in 24 hours to press time. Ethereum is also up 5.3 percent on the week, after having dropped to as low as $169 on September 12.

Ethereum price

Ethereum price chart. Source: Cointelegraph Ethereum Price Index

The total market cap continues hovering around the $200 billion mark, currently at $204 billion.

Total market capitalization

Total market capitalization chart. Source: Coinmarketcap

Following the recent announcement of the upcoming Tezos (XTZ) mainnet launch slated on Monday, September 17, it has seen the largest gains among the top 20 coins on the day. XTZ is trading at $1.68 at press time, up 26.4 percent over the past 24 hours.

Litecoin (LTC) and Monero (XMR) have also seen considerable gains since yesterday. Litecoin is up 5.2 percent, trading at $57 at press time, according to Cointelegraph’s price index. The privacy-focused Monero, currently ranked ninth by market cap, is up 5.8 percent and is trading at almost $120 as of press time.

Dogecoin (DOGE) is one of the few cryptocurrencies that have seen some losses on the day. The altcoin is down 0.6 percent and trading at $0.006148 at press time, but is still up 8 percent over the past 7 days.

Yesterday, Silicon Valley venture capitalist and well-known Bitcoin evangelist Tim Draper predicted that the combined cryptocurrency market cap will hit $80 trillion in the next 15 years, citing the variety of markets that will be transformed by the cryptocurrency industry.

The most recent wave of green comes after CEO of Galaxy Digital Capital Management Mike Novogratz called a price bottom on the crypto markets.

Yesterday, the U.S. stock brokerage company EF Hutton said that they are planning to issue $60 million in various crypto instruments by January 2019, following the confirmation that the company will also be a sponsor of the upcoming U.S. crypto exchange ACEx.

On September 13, Bloomberg cited anonymous sources as saying that the U.S. banking giant Morgan Stanley is planning to offer Bitcoin swaps, enabling its clients to trade derivatives without holding the actual cryptocurrency.

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