Here’s an interesting one: CloudHashing.com announced today their very own ‘relief’ effort to help those who may have lost a few (or a lot) of bitcoins in the recent downfall of the Tokyo-based Mt. Gox exchange.
The idea is to give anyone who can prove they were previously a Gox customer (either by email correspondence with the company or other communication) a discounted mining contract.
“I was angry and outraged by what happened, and I know many feel the same way. I wanted to create something to help people like me,” said CloudHashing employee Lukas Gilkey, who lost more than $40,000 in the exchange’s collapse. “If we can come together as a community and help pick others up when they’re down, it will say a lot about who we are as a group and our commitment to one another’s success.
CloudHashing is urging other companies in the community to launch similar initiatives:
“The Bitcoin community is a large family, and when a significant portion of this family is hurt, we need to rally behind them. As a trusted and established Bitcoin company, we felt an obligation to act. We believe in Bitcoin, and we believe in the Bitcoin community. We hope others will follow our lead,” said company CEO Emmanuel Abiodun.
Users interested in the promotion can email firstname.lastname@example.org.