Inspired by compatriot Pat Cummins, former Australian cricketer Brett Lee has decided to donate 1 bitcoin (almost Rs. 40 laha) to the Crypto Aid Fund to help his “second home”, India, provide supplies to oxygen to hospitals and win the battle raging second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lee, who is in India for the ongoing Indian Premier League, said that now is the time to be united and help those in need.
In a statement about his Twitter Lee praised Cummins, which announced it would contribute $ 50,000 (approximately Rs. 37 varnishes) to the PM-CARES fund. Lee said he was deeply saddened to see suffering people and “would like to donate 1 BTC (bitcoin) to Crypto Relief to help purchase oxygen supplies” to hospitals in India.
Several Twitter users praised Lee’s gesture and thanked him for his help during the crisis.
“A man with a heart of gold. You really are a legend, “said a user named Aman Raina.
Marking Lee and Cummins, Ajmal P said: “It’s not about the amount, it’s about the camaraderie demonstrated by two Australians! Thanks a lot! Indians never forget. “
The crypto community comes together
Although bitcoin is not legal tender in India, some members of the crypto community have come together to set up a Crypto Assistance Fund for those who would like to contribute to the country’s health infrastructure equipment to deal with the pandemic. .
The cryptorelief.in website says its mission is to “reduce suffering by providing health care and essentials for those struggling to survive against Covid.” Created by Sandeep Nailwal, co-founder of the Ethereum Polygon platform, the fund has so far raised more than $ 2.2 million worth of cryptocurrency.
Vision for @CryptoRelief_ India
1 – Work on removing oxygen concentrators to the ground
2 – Work on preparing the power supply with the fan
3 – Mass vaccinations, especially for the financially poor, especially young people, as this strain is no different
– Sandeep – Polygon (former Matic Network) (@sandeepnailwal) April 27, 2021
In addition, technology leaders and organizations from around the world have also come together to support India as the country struggles with the huge surge in new coronavirus cases and deaths as a result.
On Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said his thoughts were with medical workers, “our Apple family and everyone there [in India] who is fighting during this terrible stage of the pandemic. “
Against the backdrop of the devastating rise in COVID cases in India, our thoughts are on the medical workers, the Apple family and everyone out there fighting this horrible stage of the pandemic. Apple will donate support and on-site support efforts.
– Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 26, 2021
Few others have expressed solidarity with India in this hour of crisis and pledged financial support are Joe Lonsdale, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist, and Michael Arrington, founder of TechCrunch, CrunchBase and Arrington XRP Capital.
I was sad to learn today that my friend & @ 8VC partner lost his uncle from COVID-19 in India. There, the pandemic is getting worse and they need more vaccines.
In honor of his family, I will donate $ 50 for each repeated tweet to $ 125,000 to help with the efforts in India. (1/2)
– Joe Lonsdale (@JTLonsdale) April 26, 2021
Do some research before investing
On Wednesday (at the time of writing), bitcoin value was $ 54,419.34 (approximately Rs. 40 varnish). The cryptocurrency reached an all-time record of $ 64,804.72 (approximately Rs. 48 lacquer) on April 9.
The growing value of bitcoin in the last few months has made everyone pay attention to the cryptocurrency again. Although it looks like a great investment, it should do your research before taking a step due to the unstable nature of the cryptocurrency.
The situation with COVID-19 in India has deteriorated rapidly recently, with the country registering more than 3 pills daily for a week and registering deaths due to the disease. The declining supply chain for medical oxygen in the face of unprecedented demand has paralyzed hospitals and other healthcare facilities in the country.