Update: After the story went live, the journalist in question, got in touch with us. He said, “Hey, thx for the story but we decide to use a more secured solution with the help of @AssoCDC and @davidprincay.” He added, currently, the bitcoin received through donation was 0.0256 BTC.
— Grégory Raymond (@gregory_raymond) April 16, 2019
Every once in a while, the two worlds- cryptocurrency community and the regular one- experience an event, which brings everybody together. Recently, when the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange was arrested, people on both sides, came together to condemn it as well as provide support to the organization through fiat money as well as bitcoin.
As earlier reported by Crypto-News India, Wikileaks had also opened its channel for donations stating that while people were free to donate through mastercard, bank transfers, concerned citizens could also donate through cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and ZCash
Within a short time, another incident took place that brought our worlds together. On Monday, when the news broke about one of the oldest buildings in the world, Notre-Dame de Paris catching fire, there was a collective shock from everybody who cared.
Following that, French blockchain journalist Grégory Raymond, set up a bitcoin wallet to collect donations, which would go towards renovating one of the most famous cathedrals in France as well as the world.
Raymond, who is the editor of Brief.me is a known bitcoin advocate, author of the #21 Millions podcast and is also the founder of a Facebook group known as The Bitcoin Club, according to news portal, Bitcoin News. In a tweet, Raymond said, “President @ EmmanuelMacron has announced a subscription to rebuild # NotreDame . Hey bitcoiners, let’s get to the french authorities # Bitcoin can be an amazing way to send funds fast, without border and for a good cause! # bitcoinfornotredame 1JX3k1e1acXENqoKqaAtKKEdE9C2j4WsDB.”
President @EmmanuelMacron has announced a subscription to rebuild #NotreDame. Hey bitcoiners, let's prove to the french authorities #Bitcoin can be an amazing way to send funds quickly, without border and for a good cause ! #bitcoinfornotredame 1JX3k1e1acXENqoKqaAtKKEdE9C2j4WsDB pic.twitter.com/Xu1zULMqL1
— Grégory Raymond (@gregory_raymond) April 15, 2019
He was referring to the speech French President Emmanuel Macron had made, post the fire, wherein he had stated, “I’m telling you all tonight — we will rebuild this cathedral together. This is probably part of the French destiny. And we will do it in the next years. Starting tomorrow, a national donation scheme will be started that will extend beyond our borders.”
Macron speaking from the site of the tragedy, however added, that the worst had been avoided.
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