The altcoin donations will be matched by Calvin Ayre, a long-term resident and Antiguan citizen, up to $1,000,000.
Barbuda was directly in the Category 5 Irma’s path. It experienced 300km/hour winds and heavy rain which left heavy damage in many areas. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, said 90% of the island’s structures had been destroyed.
The Foundation claims that this is the first time that cryptocurrency is being used in a relief effort.
Donations are invited to the Official Barbuda Relief & Rebuilding Fund via the official government account on GoFundMe.
How to donate
Donations in Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash should be sent through the. ff addresses:
• Bitcoin Cash (BCH) – 1L89GJ3ecXh2PdZpDxPd5YwaLY1b YNcsNS
• Bitcoin (BTC) – 15fT2nvS8NUs9D9aLF12rV AKb37cUiuoar
BCH is recommended as it has lower transactions fees. For Bitcoin Cash donations, send Bill@calvinayre.com a copy of your receipt and the Calvin Ayre Foundation will add an equal amount to the money.
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