Australia has been struggling with the raging bushfires for quite a while now. The international community has been very actively donating large amounts of money to the local volunteers in the hopes of helping them extinguish the fires and save the wildlife as fast as possible.
Because of this, the crypto community decided to open a public BTC address which would gather crypto donations for the bushfires.
The address is: 38gi89vKr7VPCcwdoY2coTha86rfDHeyAR
The wallet has already gathered 1.68 BTC and does not necessarily have a cap. However, making the first wallet public could spark the introduction of new ones almost every day.
In fact, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has warned the Australian population in a new press release about the growing risk of investment scams regarding the current bushfires.
The commission mentioned that the bushfires have inspired multiple Australians, as well as foreigners to start charities and funds. Although most of these charities are seen and approved by trustworthy entities like Facebook or GoFundMe, there are others that have managed to slip by unnoticed.
According to Nyecasino.casino, an iGaming company in the Nordics, charities are some of the most popular crypto scam options in the region, simply because they are so hard to trace and some platforms don’t even require the personal information of those starting the movements.
The bushfires have also caused multiple issues with telecommunication in the area, but thanks to mobile Wi-Fi modems the communities in affected areas as well as the volunteers fighting the fires, the communication has not stopped whatsoever.
The most affected regions are still being broken into with digital access, but the volunteers covering those areas are still forced to rely on radio connections rather than digital.
Other types of digital services include things such as unhinged streaming of the current events, meaning that the volunteers currently working on extinguishing the fires have the opportunity to broadcast the real situation with the fires.
Because of all of these advantages, Australian volunteers are hoping that local digital services, with the help of any technology necessary, will continue to provide these opportunities.
Image courtesy of NY Post