Hi everyone, we are back with another episode of our podcast allowing you to get to know people working behind the scenes of the crypto industry. Today we are joined by Alex Vergara who leads EarthFund’s community team, which is responsible for growing an engaged global community of people that want to help fund Big Ideas with the potential to change the world.
Welcome to the 137th episode of the Inside Crypto Podcast. This episode was recorded on February 16th, 2023. Alex fills us in on the “DAO in a box” that is Earthfund. We talk about the opportunities for crypto to get involved with philanthropy and other causes. Given the state of the global economy, good causes can be forgotten and that is where Alex’s platform comes in
Thanks, everyone for listening, and don’t forget to tune in next week when we interview Borja Villalobos, founder, and CEO of Banger.
0:00 - Intro
0:32 - His Background
1:33 - Why Work So Hard On Improvement
3:33 - What Is EarthFund?
5:46 - Getting Started
8:40 - Charitable Giving Skepticism
11:17 - The Existing Donor Base
14:21 - Decentralization Is Not The Only Solution
16:23 - Why DAOs?
19:09 - Help Getting Setup
20:11 - What Happens After Funding?
24:28 - The Red Cross, Salvation Army Etc.
26:24 - Other Success Stories
27:58 - Areas Of Operation
30:53 - Ethereum Gas Fees
32:36 - Choosing The Right Network
34:00 - Final Words
36:02 - Outro