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.
The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. As part of their compensation, certain CoinDesk employees, including editorial employees, may receive exposure to DCG equity in the form of stock appreciation rights, which vest over a multi-year period. CoinDesk journalists are not allowed to purchase stock outright in DCG.