A Kansas resident has started a bitcoin fundraising campaign to raise money for a Boston hospital, in response to the Boston bombing.
Trey Copeland registered bitcoinsforboston.com on April 16, the day after the bombings in Boston, which struck at 2:50pm eastern time. The site asks for people to donate bitcoins to help the Boston Medical Center.
“I received my first bitcoin in 2011,” said Copeland, who describes himself as a true believer in the bitcoin currency. “This project was created to show that bitcoins can also be used to help people in a time of need.”
Copeland is planning to travel from his Kentucky home to Boston and deliver a cheque for at least $10,000 to the Boston hospital. The value will depend on the number of bitcoins donated, and the value of the virtual currency at the time, he said on the site.