Defend PoW: Submission to ESMA

Defend PoW: Submission to ESMA

The Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) welcomes the opportunity to participate in this consultation of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) concerning “Technical Standards specifying certain requirements of Markets in Crypto Assets Regulation (MiCA)”. We believe our comments will help to shape the regulation of the use of crypto-assets in line with fundamental rights not only in the EU, as well as the new AML/CFT Regulation, and will be reflected in the relevant report and recommendations of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation Europe (OSCE PA), as well as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendations regarding non-profit organisations.

BTC Coalition: summary of works 2022-2023

BTC Coalition: summary of works 2022-2023

1. Building True Change Coalition and Its Mission The Building True Change Coalition (BTC Coalition) is a global network of freedom fighters united by the mission of harnessing the power of Bitcoin to protect fundamental rights and promote financial inclusion. Its members include human rights defenders, political activists, Bitcoin entreprenuers and industry experts. The coalition […]

Summary of humanitarian aid to Ukraine for the period 24.02.2022 – 30.09.2023

Summary of humanitarian aid to Ukraine for the period 24.02.2022 – 30.09.2023

Since 24 February 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine, we have been doing everything to support our friends and neighbours. Thanks to your support our aid has included, among others, 107 transports with which we have delivered 77,839 pieces of protective and life-saving equipment! Here is what we have taken to Ukraine so far: See also: […]

”Bitcoin is borderless” Conference — how to combat financial exclusion worldwide?

”Bitcoin is borderless” Conference — how to combat financial exclusion worldwide?

Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF), participated in the Bitcoin Amsterdam Conference, which took place from 12 to 14 October 2023. During the panel discussion at the conference Bitcoin is borderless, she shared her story of how Bitcoin allowed her to fight for human rights, help Ukraine during the war, and deal […]

How Bitcoin became a tool for NGOs — an interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska

How Bitcoin became a tool for NGOs — an interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska

On 5 October 2023, webeconomy.info published an interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, on solving the problem of people and NGOs excluded from the financial system. She talked about how Bitcoin has become a tool for defending human rights, delivering humanitarian aid and surviving in the face of political persecution. It […]

Next humanitarian transport to set off from Starachowice

Next humanitarian transport to set off from Starachowice

Max Ciszek is again sending humanitarian aid to war-stricken Ukraine. This time, through the cooperation with the Open Dialogue Foundation, they have acquired a mobile operating table. Max needs no introduction. Anyone who knows him will recognise that the local activist’s vocabulary does not contain the word “impossible”. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion […]

Support Ukraine – current needs

Support Ukraine – current needs

ODF’s current activities, related to events beyond our eastern border, focus on three areas, i.e.: ◾️ Refugee Assistance Centre at the Eastern Railway Station in Warsaw ◾️ Homes for Independent Mums from Ukraine in the Mazowieckie Voivodeship ◾️ Equipment for soldiers and humanitarian aid to the civilian population in Ukraine. We have managed to list […]

School’s back for residents of Homes for Independent Mums

School’s back for residents of Homes for Independent Mums

September marks the end of summer holidays and the start of the school year. This is a big event for our youngest resident at the Home for Independent Mums from Ukraine. Schools and kindergartens always pose new challenges for kids. However, we believe that Anastasiia, Oleksandr, Mila, Ivan and Oleg will meet them without much […]

Borys Stankiewicz’s post-stroke rehabilitation: Support needed

Borys Stankiewicz’s post-stroke rehabilitation: Support needed

On 7 August 2023, our colleague, volunteer and employee Borys Stankiewicz suffered a stroke and was taken to the Dr W. Roefler Railway Hospital in Pruszków. Immediate medical treatment significantly reduced the consequences of the stroke, although it did not prevent everything. Boris has facial and arm paresis, and his cognitive abilities are restricted. The […]

Support needed. Boris’s rehabilitation and recovery after a stroke

Support needed. Boris’s rehabilitation and recovery after a stroke

Borys has earned a reputation as a man with a big heart and a veteran “streetfighter” for the rule of law, democracy and human rights. Today he needs our support. On 7 August, Borys Stankiewicz suffered a stroke and was taken to the Dr W. Roefler Railway Hospital in Pruszków. Immediate medical treatment significantly reduced […]

Homes for Independent Mums make dreams come true: Victoria’s story

Homes for Independent Mums make dreams come true: Victoria’s story

Meet Victoria, a resident of one of the Homes for Independent Mums from Ukraine. In Dnipro, where she comes from, she was working as the director of a real-estate agency. After the outbreak of full-scale war, she and her daughter came to Poland. From the very beginning, she set herself the goal of achieving in […]

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