The Season for Giving: Auctioning Off Ripple-Branded Patagonia Jackets for Charity
Update: Thanks to all who participated in this auction! Please be advised that it’s now closed. Ripple was able to match the money made from the auction and donated $36,104 of XRP to GiveDirectly.org. A big debt of gratitude goes out to all who helped Ripple achieve this goal!
We’ve received a lot of interest in the Ripple-branded Patagonia jacket Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse sported on his end-of-year “Ask Me Anything.”
Since it’s the season for giving (and for XRP!), we’re auctioning off 16 jackets for charity.
We’ll donate 100 percent of the auction proceeds to GiveDirectly.org and we’ll match donations one-to-one. What’s more, we’ll make the donation in XRP — the world’s best digital asset for payments.
Backed by GiveWell and Google.org, GiveDirectly puts donations into the hands of extremely poor families in the developing world in the most capital efficient way currently possible.
The jackets will go to the 16 highest bidders. Ripple will cover the domestic and international shipping and handling costs.