Inspired by his compatriot Pat Cummins, former Australian cricketer Brett Lee decided to donate 1 Bitcoin (nearly 4 million rupees) to the Crypto Relief Foundation to help his “first” “Second Hometown” India ensures the supply of oxygen to hospitals and defeats the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Li, who is participating in the ongoing Indian Super League in India, said that now is the time to unite and provide help to those in need.
Lee issued a statement on Twitter praising Cummins. Cummins announced that it would donate US$50,000 (approximately Rs 3.7 million) to the PM-CARES Fund. Lee said that he felt very sad to see people suffering. He “want to donate 1 BTC (Bitcoin) to Crypto Relief to help purchase oxygen supply” for use in hospitals across India.
Some Twitter users praised Lee’s actions and thanked him for his help in times of crisis.
“A man with a golden heart. You are truly a legend,” said a user named Aman Raina.
When labeling Lee and Cummins, Ajmal P said: “It has nothing to do with the number, it has to do with the friendship shown by the two Australian compatriots! Thank you very much! The Indians will never forget.”
The crypto community comes together
Although Bitcoin is not legal tender in India, some members of the cryptocurrency community have gathered to set up a cryptocurrency relief fund for those who want to contribute to the country’s health infrastructure in response to the epidemic.
The website cryptorelief.in stated that its mission is to “provide health care and necessities for people struggling to survive Covid in order to reduce suffering.” The fund was founded by Sandeep Nailwal, the co-founder of the Ethereum platform Polygon, and has so far raised more than $2.2 million in cryptocurrency value.
Vision @CryptoRelief_ India
1- Make the oxygen concentrator work on the ground
2- Prepare the ventilator power supply
3- Mass vaccination, especially for people with financial difficulties, especially young people, because this strain cannot be distinguished
-Sandeep-Polygon (previous Matic network) (@ sandeepnailwal) April 27, 2021
In addition, technology leaders and organizations around the world are also working together to support India as the country is struggling with the novel coronavirus case surge and the resulting deaths.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Tuesday that his thoughts are related to medical staff, “Our Apple family and everyone there [in India] Those who fought during this terrible pandemic phase”.
With the rapid increase in the number of COVID cases in India, our idea is to be with medical workers, our Apple family, and everyone who is fighting during this terrible stage of the pandemic. Apple will donate for local support and relief work.
-Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 26, 2021
Few people expressed their solidarity with India at this moment of crisis and pledged financial support, including entrepreneurs, investors and philanthropists Joe Lonsdale (Joe Lonsdale), as well as the founders of TechCrunch, CrunchBase and Arrington XRP Capital Michelle Arrington (Micheal Arrington).
I am very sad to understand today, my friend & @ 8VC The partner’s uncle died due to COVID-19 in India. The pandemic there is getting worse and they need more vaccines.
In memory of his family, I will donate US$50 for each tweet, with a maximum donation of US$125,000 to help start work in India. (1/2)
-Joe Lonsdale (@JTLonsdale) April 26, 2021
Do research before investing
On Wednesday (at the time of writing), the value of Bitcoin was $54,419.34 (approximately Rs 4 million). The cryptocurrency hit a record high of US$64,804.72 (approximately 4.8 million rupees) on April 9.
In the past few months, the value of Bitcoin has soared, which has made everyone pay attention to this cryptocurrency again. Although this may seem like a huge investment, due to the volatility of this cryptocurrency, you need to research it before you try it boldly.
The COVID-19 situation in India has recently deteriorated rapidly. The country registers more than 300,000 cases every day for a week, and records the deaths caused by the disease. Faced with unprecedented demand, the dwindling medical oxygen supply chain has paralyzed hospitals and other medical facilities in the country.