Bitcoin has been at the receiving end of all the negative publicity until now, thanks to its extensive use by cybercriminals and darknet marketplaces. But one recent transaction allows both Bitcoin and Bitcoin community to break away from the stereotype.
The Water Project, an international non-profit organization working to provide clean drinking water and sanitation to the underprivileged across the world has received a single largest donation in the form of Bitcoin. The organization recently posted a “Thank You” note on Reddit to the anonymous donor who contributed 38.23 BTC, worth over $22,900 towards the cause.
The message from The Water Project on Reddit reads,
“We don’t know who you are, but we’re grateful. So just in case you hang out here, we want to say thanks!
Today you gave enough BTC – totally anonymously – to provide clean, safe water and sanitation facilities to an entire school AND for the monitoring and repair funds to keep it working for years to come.
We’ll be identifying the exact site (likely in Sierra Leone or Kenya) and will post details on our Bitcoin Donation