One of the BitMEX founders, Ben Delo, became one of the youngest major donors to his alma mater Worcester College at the University of Oxford meanwhile Coinbase founder Brian Armstrong has signed the Giving Pledge.
It is hard to quantify the impact of the bitcoin billionaires—OK, millionaires at this rate—on philanthropy, but a good proxy comes from Fidelity Charitable, which said last year that cryptocurrency donations were its fasting-growing asset class. The fund also accepts things like stocks, for example. Binance also has launched a charity with pilot projects in Malta and Uganda. In 2017, an anonymous donor made waves after handing out $55 million via what he called the Pineapple Fund.