DePhi: Decentralizing Philanthropy via Blockchain for Traceable Micro-transactions

V. Jaiman*, A. Yohannis, P. Piccini, E.B. Mikelarena, B. Covrig, C. Goanta, V. Urovi

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingAcademicpeer-review


Today, content creators or influencers around the world are heavily reliant on digital platforms to mediate their revenue. Moreover, they use online platforms to gather funds for social causes through philanthropic campaigns. However, this raises concerns over the lack of transactional transparency of the campaigns and causes influencers to struggle attaining donors' trust and interest in charitable causes. In this paper, we present DePhi, a blockchain-based solution to ensure transparency in philanthropy campaigns. Using a blockchain network, we record donations in the form of micro-transactions paid to content creators through smart contracts. Moreover, we develop a browser extension through which donors can easily track their donations in real-time. We use the Interledger Protocol to develop payment options in different cryptocurrencies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication 4th Conference on Blockchain, Robotics and AI for Networking Security Conference (BRAINS)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781665471589
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sept 2022
Event4th Conference on Blockchain Research & Applications for Innovative Networks and Services (BRAINS) - Paris, France
Duration: 27 Sept 202230 Sept 2022


Conference4th Conference on Blockchain Research & Applications for Innovative Networks and Services (BRAINS)
Abbreviated titleBRAINS 2022
Internet address


  • Blockchain
  • Interledger
  • Philanthropy
  • Smart Contract
  • Web Monetization
  • Influencer

Cite this