28 Apr '15, 7pm

Bitcoin Community Rallies to Aid Nepal Earthquake Victims

Bitcoin Community Rallies to Aid Nepal Earthquake Victims

Kathamndu - earthquake victims living outside after the biggest quake in 80 years. Image via simcsea via Flickr. The Southeast Asian nation of Nepal has dominated the headlines this week following a devastating earthquake, which at the time of press, had already claimed the lives of more than 4,000 people. Just as swift, however, has been the charitable response. The Red Cross has committed an initial $300,000 of aid as well as an additional 19,000 non-food relief kits including essential items such as clothes and mosquito nets. Meanwhile, online fundraising platform Global Giving has already raised approximately $570,000 as part of an attempt to raise $1m to support victims. Members of the bitcoin community, in Nepal and around the globe, have also rallied around the cause, seeking to provide both needed aid and a reminder of how bitcoin can help charitable efforts lower ...

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