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Bitcoins for Boston launches

Apr 19, 2013 at 1:52 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 10, 2021 at 10:39 a.m. UTC

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.

Bitcoin 2 (small)

“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.

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