Human Trafficking Institute integrates the Bitcoin payment processor OpenNode to accept Bitcoin donations on the Lightning Network

THE ANGEL, November 18, 2021 / PRNewswire / – OpenNode, a bitcoin payments infrastructure provider, today announced that its payment technology has been licensed by the Human Trafficking Institute (HTI), based in Washington, DC Offering Bitcoin donation acceptance. OpenNode is the first and only Bitcoin payment service provider to partner with the Human Trafficking Institute and to offer Bitcoin donations on both the chain and the Lightning Network. As an anti-human trafficking NGO, the Human Trafficking Institute exists to decimate modern slavery at its source by empowering police and prosecutors to stop human traffickers. HTI operates within criminal justice systems and provides the embedded experts, world-class training, investigative resources, and evidence-based research required for the release of victims.

With this partnership, OpenNode will make it easy for everyone to support the work of the Human Trafficking Institute (HTI) in the global fight against human trafficking by offering donors a new way to support their cause with Bitcoin. Accepting Bitcoin is important to HTI as it enables their donors to donate instantly from anywhere in the world. The Human Trafficking Institute is committed to solving a global problem with the support of the only currency that can be used worldwide. OpenNode is proud to promote the use of Bitcoin for such a noble and worthy cause.

“We are excited to work with OpenNode to offer our donors a new way to support our work at the Human Trafficking Institute. We believe in the funding potential Bitcoin can provide to our organization as we continue our work to decimate human trafficking in its location. ”Source by working in criminal justice systems to prosecute human traffickers. We are proud to partner with OpenNode to mobilize the growing Bitcoin community to activate resources to stop human traffickers and free victims. Every stopped trafficking means that future victims will not experience the trauma of human trafficking or the struggle for recovery. “- Victor Boutros, CEO of the Institute for Human Trafficking

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OpenNode was founded in 2018 and provides trustworthy, reliable payment acceptance and withdrawal solutions for businesses. We drive adoption by creating great user experiences and building an elegant bridge between traditional currency and Bitcoin. From payment buttons to hosted checkout and from ecommerce plug-ins to streamlined APIs, OpenNode is the best way for businesses to benefit from instant billing and low transaction fees made possible by the world’s best currency network.

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The Human Trafficking Institute is an NGO based in United States of America working with countries in developing countries to stop human trafficking.

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