Touch-A-Life Foundation Partners with Minds to Enable Cryptocurrency-based Giving

Minds CEO Bill Ottman is appointed to Touch-A-Life Board of Directors; Partnership will help facilitate cryptocurrency-based donations

November 11, 2019 — Cupertino, Calif. — Touch-A-Life Foundation, a non-profit organization to support the needy and underprivileged, today announced a strategic partnership with Minds, Inc., the leading crypto-social network, to enable cryptocurrency-based donations on the TALGiving platform. As part of the initiative, Minds CEO Bill Ottman will join the Touch-A-Life Foundation as a board director.

Minds is also announcing its corporate sponsorship to Touch-A-Life Annual Day 2019, a fundraising gala event open to the public that benefits local people in need, taking place Friday, November 15, 2019, from 5pm to 10pm at the India Community Center, 525 Los Coches St. Milpitas, CA, 95035.

TALGiving is a mobile-first social application for iOS and Android devices that will make it easier to facilitate donations between donor and donees, using blockchain and AI technologies. The Minds-Touch-A-Life partnership will allow users of Minds.com to donate directly to specific TALGiving causes—such as education, clothing, food, medical assistance, or shelter—using Ethereum and Bitcoin cryptocurrencies on the Minds Pro platform. TALGiving and the Minds Pro integration will be unveiled at TAL Annual Day 2019, with an initial rollout across the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

“A huge part of our mission at Minds is putting the people first. With blockchain technology as the backbone of our platform, it makes perfect sense to partner with nonprofits like Touch-A-Life to support the cause through our community of open-minded individuals,” said Bill Ottman, CEO and Founder, Minds, Inc. “We are excited to work with Tej and the Touch-A-Life team, and look forward to showcasing what we have planned together at the Touch-A-Life Annual Day.”

“Our partnership with Minds will make it easier for anyone to contribute towards causes that benefit people in need—and from anywhere in the world, thanks to the decentralized nature of cryptocurrency and the blockchain,” said Tej Gundavelli, Founder & CEO, Touch-A-Life Foundation.

TAL Annual Day 2019 will also recognize Touch-A-Life 2019 Heroes and provide updates on the annual activities of 2019. Entertainment will be provided by Bollywood musicians Sunitha, Deepu and Prudhvi Chandra, in addition to several other local artists. To register for the event for free, use code TAL-GEN100 at https://touchalife.org/register-now/

About Touch-A-Life Foundation

The Touch-A-Life Foundation is a non-profit organization (please view IRS approved exemption document 501(c)(3)), founded in 2012, to support the needy. We are built on the principle that helping others is good for the society. Our mission is to create one-to-one connections between donors and recipients, matching them based on needs. By utilizing technologies such as blockchain, social media networks, cloud, and mobile applications we are bridging the gap between those looking to make a difference and those with need of assistance.

About Minds

Minds, the crypto social network, is a free and open-source platform dedicated to privacy, transparency and helping creators earn and have their voices heard. Founder Bill Ottman was chosen as one of the top 40 Blockchain influencers of 2018 by ICO Alert and Minds.com has been called a Facebook killer by Seeking Alpha.

Having broken the SEC Regulation CF equity-crowdfunding campaign record for fastest company to raise $1 million, Minds is owned and operated by over 1,700 individual investors from around the globe. It is the world’s first truly free and open source social network, founded on the principles of freedom, privacy, monetization and democratization. Over 20 million people have visited the Minds community in 2017, with an average of over 2M users per month.

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