Bitcoin Community Funds Italian Red Cross Medical Facility to Combat Coronavirus
Bitcoin donations have funded a mobile medical center used to assess Italians potentially hit by the novel coronavirus.
The first cryptocurrency donor to contribute $250,000 or over will have the opportunity to choose a name for the fund.
Hedera Hashgraph's blockchain platform will provide the health service with a tamperproof record of vaccine temperatures, the firm said.
The anonymous individual had asked in January if Cape Cod Healthcare could accept bitcoin donations.
The Children’s Heart Unit Fund, which supports children with cardiac ailments, received the crypto donations using The Giving Block platform.
As well as helping predict the spread of COVID-19, the app could act as a digital version of government certificates permitting citizens to go to work or the store.