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- Jon Blaylock, the CEO of blockchain-based investments firm 3lock, has launched a donation drive called “Project Ophir Crypto” to support grassroots churches in the Philippines and other developing nations worldwide.
- Ophir, inspired from a land mentioned in the Bible, is a decentralized digital currency that utilizes the endowment smart contract on the blockchain.
- Donors can contribute through the designated crypto wallet of General Mariano Alvarez Fellowship of Christian Churches (GMAFEC), a non-profit organization located in Cavite. using various cryptocurrencies. Donors can send USDT, USDC, ETH, SLP, HEX, or TEXAN and will receive $OPHIR as a free gift.
Aiming to provide resources and education to grassroots churches in the Philippines and other developing nations worldwide, Jon Blaylock, the founder and CEO of blockchain-based investment firm 3lock, has launched Project Ophir Crypto, a donation drive utilizing cryptocurrencies.
OPHIR, inspired by the biblical land where King Solomon obtained the finest gold in the ancient world to construct the Lord’s temple, is a decentralized digital currency that employs the endowment smart contract on the blockchain.
“There are many crypto communities around the world that are extremely passionate about helping those in need. We live in an abundant world. I firmly believe that the problem we have is not a resource problem, but a gatekeeping problem. By accepting crypto, these churches can have access to that abundance while connecting with the next generation of donors,” he stated.
In a statement, Blaylock disclosed that their plan includes a global fundraising effort using cryptocurrency to collect donations for the General Mariano Alvarez Fellowship of Christian Churches (GMAFEC), a non-profit organization located in Cavite. GMAFEC will then be the one to utilize the fund to support its activities and provide education to thousands of churches.
Moreover, Ophir’s community has pledged to assist church leaders, members, and communities in understanding the potential of cryptocurrency in fueling social and humanitarian programs, adding that they will also provide training on leveraging other exponential technologies to prepare for the 4th industrial revolution.
“Through the power of blockchain technology, galvanized communities can transcend barriers to financial inclusion, enabling access to the abundant resources that exist in our world. Ophir is unwavering in its commitment to unlocking this abundance and channeling it towards those who are most in need,” Blaylock said.
He also emphasized that the potential of churches and other organizations adopting blockchain technology to enhance their impact will be remarkable, pointing out that opportunities for positive transformation are limitless.
Accordingly, through GMAFEC’s designated crypto wallet, donors can send Tether (USDT), USD Coin (USDC), Ether (ETH), Smooth Love Potion (SLP), Hex (HEX), or Texan (TEXAN). Additionally, they will be given Ophir tokens of no monetary value as donation rewards. However, these may still gain value in the future when Ophir becomes available for trading.
“By creating a platform that is easy to use and available to all, we hope to empower people to take control of their finances and unlock their true potential. And by accepting a variety of cryptocurrencies, including ETH, USDC, USDT, SLP HEX, and TXN, we can reach a wider audience and make it easier for you to support our project,” a statement read.
During the holy week, BitPinas made a three-part series about crypto donations in the country.
- DIGITAL BAYANIHAN: Cryptocurrency Revolutionizing Donations
- Pros and Cons of Crypto Donations
- List of NGOs, Foundations, and Charities that Accept Crypto Donations
Who is Jon Blaylock?
Jon Blaylock is the former Head of Marketing and Strategic Planning at Diamond Motor Corporation, one of the largest distributors of Mitsubishi vehicles in the Philippines. Blaylock was also the founder and CEO of a digital marketing agency.
In late 2021, he founded the firm 3lock which pursues yield farming, DeFi stake laddering, and investment.
Apart from his business efforts, he was the frontman and manager of the UK-based punk rock three-piece band Firefalldown and was a worship pastor for a church plant at Imperial College, London.
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