Raising Bitcoins for the Philippines
Given the exceptional performance of bitcoin this year, we’ve all been quite fortunate to benefit from its rise – both in terms of the return on our investment as well as the growth of the overall community.
I remember pitching our startup at this point last year and trying to convince investors that bitcoin was the real deal – I was mostly laughed at early on, but over the past 6 months we’ve had the opportunity to be backed by some of Silicon Valley’s best investors and work on building products that contribute to the bitcoin ecosystem. We’re grateful for this opportunity, and it’s not something that we take for granted.
The recent events in the Philippines have been quite tragic. Estimates on the death toll are now upwards of 12,000, entire communities have been destroyed, and they are seeking aid from the international community to help rescue victims, clean up and rebuild.
So let’s help them with bitcoin. Historically, bitcoin has had an erroneous connotation associated with it of being an anonymous currency that’s only used for facilitating illegal activity. Let’s change that perception and show the world that bitcoin can and is used for good.
We’ve created the Philippines Typhoon Relief Bitcoin Wallet – 100% of the donations will be sent to the Philippine Red Cross.
You can put your bitcoins to good use and join us in our efforts to help by donating below.