Italian Anonymous Bitcoin Group Offers Aid, Bitcoin Education to Earthquake Victims
A group of anonymous Italian Bitcoin enthusiasts is leveraging the cryptocurrency to help victims of the earthquake that has devastated parts of the country.
No financial services
The 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck the village of Amatrice late August. According to BTM operator Luca Dordolo, the disaster took out even the most basic of services:
‘Right now we know of 300 deaths and everything is destroyed: no bank and financial services, lack of everything, even water and electricity.’
Acquaintances of Dordolo have taken the initiative to launch a campaign to help out the victims of the earthquake:
‘An Italian Bitcoiner group is launching a crowdfuding campaign to help central italian populations and villages devastated by the recent earthquake. They think that restoring internet would help a fast return to normal life in those zones, and they want to raise funds in Bitcoin to do that and subsequently teach to those populations to use Bitcoin for trades.’
This post was published at Coin Telegraph on 2016-09-01.