Bitcoin donations have already begun arriving as part of an effort to raise funds for rebuilding the devastated Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
Donate To Notre Dame With Bitcoin
As countries and businesses worldwide publicly pledge hundreds of millions of dollars in aid after the world-famous church caught fire April 15, the Bitcoin community is galvanizing its members to contribute.
Ahead of a formal donation scheme, initiatives have already sprung up from local users, including French Bitcoin podcast host Gregory Raymond.
On Twitter Tuesday, Raymond canvassed for support, having set up a Bitcoin donation address which has so far received six transactions since opening this morning.
“President (Emmanuel Macron) has announced a subscription to rebuild (Notre Dame),” he wrote.
Hey bitcoiners, let’s prove to the french authorities Bitcoin can be an amazing way to send funds quickly, without border (sic) and for a good cause[.]
Raymond was referencing Macron’s almost immediate promise to repair the extensive damage,…