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Crypto and COVID

Some interesting and very positive news linking the world of cryptocurrencies to the fight against COVID-19. As reported in Forbes:

Ethereum’s co-founder Vitalik Buterin, who became the world’s youngest known crypto billionaire less than two weeks ago, has donated over $1 billion in crypto to the India Covid Relief Fund and a range of other charities.

He made the donation by offloading massive amounts of dog-themed meme tokens, which he was gifted by the creators of Shiba Inu coin (SHIB), Dogelon (ELON) and Akita Inu (AKITA)…
In a single transaction, Buterin donated 50 trillion SHIB tokens worth $1.2 billion as of May 12, 16:37 pm E.T. to the India Covid Relief Fund set up by Indian tech entrepreneur Sandeep Nailwal.

Buterin also gave money to organizations such as GiveWell, Methuselah Foundation and Macine Intelligence Research Institute among others. It’s good to see that some crypto wealth is being put to good use to help others.

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