A Greenwich High senior wants to use cryptocurrency to crowdfund philanthropy

GREENWICH — Greenwich High School senior Alex Palmer hopes people worldwide will donate to charities in and around town — and he created a way to make it happen using cutting-edge technology.

The organization Palmer created, GreenCardinal DAO, which he describes as “supercharged crowdfunding,” is the product of his love for philanthropic organizations and interest in cryptocurrency.

Palmer’s idea began when he was working on his eighth-grade capstone project.

“My project was bees and why they’re dying at alarming rates. So, I feel like that’s what spurred my interest,” he said. “I thought there are some ways that I could probably give back to community related to this.”