Vitalik Buterin donates 99 ETH to support Turkey after the earthquake

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has donated approximately $150,000 in ETH to help with the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in southern Turkey and northwestern Syria.

Vitalik Buterin donates 99 ETH to support Turkey after the earthquake

On February 11, transaction data on Etherscan showed that the Vitalik.eth wallet of Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin has been hacked. transfer 99 ETHequivalent to approximately $150,000, to address 0xe1935271D1993434A1a59fE08f24891Dc5F398Cd labeled “Ahbap Yardım/Earthquake Assist”.

Accordingly, this wallet is currently holding about 393 ETH, worth about 600,000 USD. Ahbap’s website shows $4.2 million being donated in cryptocurrency.

The ETH leader did not post any information about the support.

However, this is not the first time the Ethereum founder has used crypto for charitable causes. In May 2021, Vitalik Buterin donated 50 trillion Shiba Inu (SHIB), worth up to $ 1.2 billion at that time, to support the response to the COVID-19 epidemic in India, the country severely affected by the pandemic.

Next, in February 2022, Vitalik Buterin donated $ 5 million to the crypto wallet address of the Ukrainian government to help the country get more funding in the war with Russia, even though he himself is of Russian origin.

Previously, in order to overcome the serious consequences left by the earthquake, The whole crypto industry has come together to help Turkey through cryptocurrency donations. Including Binance announces airdrop for users with registered addresses in the affected areas 100 USD each.

There are also Avalanche Foundation donate 1 million USD in the form of AVAX, BitGet and Huobi supported 1 million Turkish Lira and 2 million Turkish Lira respectively.

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