A blockchain powered charity campaign — Airdrop Venezuela, with the sole aim of transferring $1 million in crypto to Venezuelans has since launching raised about $272,000. The campaign now has around 60,000 verified beneficiaries.
“Airdrop Venezuela” Campaign Leader Was Interviewed
The campaign leader, in the person of Steve Hanke, revealed these numbers are an interview with the National Public Radio recently. Hanke is a professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins University, who also happens to serve as an economic adviser to former Venezuelan president Rafael Caldera between 1995 and 1996.
The campaign named “Airdrop Venezuela” is leveraging the existing blockchain and bank-connected e-wallet infrastructure from Mexico-based startup AirTM. The e-wallet supports 10 cryptos in total, including the platform’s native United States dollar-denominated crypto token, AirUSD. Prof Hank explained.
He further made it known that the plan is to have 100,000 I.D.-verified Venezuelans registered for the campaign. These…