Podcoin, the company whose podcast listening app is built around the concept that if you reward Podcoin, a company whose podcast listening app is built around the concept that if you reward listeners, they will consume more content, has been growing rapidly—logging two million listening minutes per day. In a move that now shows its charitable bent, Podcoin has partnered with health & fitness app Sweatcoin to raise money for kids with cancer.
A crowdfunding campaign, now live and funded by Podcoin, appears on Sweatcoin's Marketplace alongside three other campaigns. It allows members to offer their support for childhood cancer research. Podcoin will donate $10,000 to the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation at the conclusion of the initiative. Founded in 2005, ALSF was started by Jay and Liz Scott, who, after losing their daughter Alex, vowed to raise money to help doctors find a cure for cancer.
“Thanks to the generosity of both Podcoin and Sweatcoin, we will raise money to help children get the support and resources they need in their fight against cancer,” said Jay Scott in a statement. “Podcoin and Sweatcoin demonstrate what good social apps can achieve when they promote world positive endeavors. Sweatcoin promotes fitness, and Podcoin promotes storytelling, and both apps have communities that want to translate those activities into life-changing outcomes.”
To encourage contributions, Sweatcoin users who join Podcoin will receive 300 podcoins to help them get started on the app. Sweatcoin will initially launch the campaign to 25% of its U.S. users with a goal of expanding to 100% after a few weeks.