Most of us have already known about the Nepal earthquake that rocked the South Asian country last month. The Nepal earthquake of magnitude 7.8 epicentered in Kathmandu caused extensive damage to life and property in the region. This huge earthquake on April 25, 2015 was followed by multiple aftershocks, the latest one of magnitude 7.2 on May 12. 2015.
The Nepal earthquake toll is expected to cross 10,000, along with collapsed buildings (both old and new ones alike) and damage to infrastructure has made rehabilitation hard. Governments, organizations and individuals across the world are providing support in the form of donations towards relief and rehabilitation of the victims. Medical, Search and Rescue and disaster management teams from across the world are currently working alongside Nepalese authorities on the ground to help these victims.
The international Bitcoin community is not the one to be left out. In a recent addition, NewsBTC has collaborated with KarmaSnap and igot to run the BitofSupport campaign. This campaign is dedicated to raise bitcoin contributions from the community towards Nepal relief efforts. The proceeds from this campaign will go to Nepal Red Cross Society.
KarmaSnap is a Bangalore based start-up that creates tools for the non-profit industry. It allows non-profit organizations to create and manage their fundraising and volunteering campaigns. On the other hand, igot is one of the leading bitcoin exchanges headquartered in Australia. NewsBTC plans to leverage upon the expertise of these companies to reach out to its huge reader base who are interested in showing their support to the affected by making contributions. igot has been actively raising funds for the Nepal Red Cross Society since the earthquake struck and it will be providing the platform to the BitofSupport initiative to facilitate bitcoin fundraising. People can visit www.bitofsupport.com to contribute for the cause.
Some of the other bitcoin based companies spearheading the fundraising initiative for Nepal relief efforts include BitPay, BitGive, ChangeTip and CoinTelegraph.