BTC, DASH and ETH to help hurricane Harvey victims

Bitcoin, Ethereum and DASH raised in order to help hurricane Harvey victims 
30 August 2017   4974

According to nytimes.com, at least 30 deaths and many more injuries are believed to be related to the storm, which has inundated parts of the Houston area with more than 40 inches of rain. Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas called hurricane Harvey “one of the largest disasters America has ever faced”.

Plenty of organizations now help the victims and accept donations. Habitat of Humanity is one of them, however, the company went further and accepts not only USD, but also Ethereum:

Thus, at time of writing, about $7,389 at a $382.93 valuation, has been donated to the cause. According to its website, "100% of the proceeds are donated directly to Habitat for Humanity Texas to fund their long term disaster relief efforts in Harvey's aftermath."

Not only Habitat of Humanity tries to do something victims with the help of the cryptocurrencies. Danny Sessoms, host of a cryptocurrency-themed radio show based in Austin, teamed up with Unsung.org to hold a fundraiser for the Hurricane Harvey victims, as reported by cointelegraph.com. Sessoms accepts donations via Bitcoin and Dash. This effort raised about $50,000.

Moments like these show the real power of this technology and what cryptocurrency holds for the future.
 

Danny Sessoms
Host of a cryptocurrency-themed radio show

Hence, although sometimes cryptocurrencies receive a bad reputation due to their use for illegal purposes, the situations like this show that digital currency can, in fact, be used for good.

Bittrex to Go For Maintenance After 1/3 Funds Moved

Users suspects hack, but exchange says "funds are safe"
05 December 2019   114

The Bittrex cryptocurrency exchange has announced scheduled maintenance today, December 5, from 22:00 to 23:00 (GMT). On the eve, a third of its assets were transferred to an unknown wallet.

During maintenance, users will not be able to log into the system or use the APIs. Trading will be suspended.

On December the 4th, populat Twitter account posted that "43,564 #BTC (313,074,134 USD) transferred from Bittrex to unknown wallet." Users suspected that the exchange was hacked, but the exchange . 

Closures for scheduled maintenance only heightened suspicion. However, the Bittrex team assures that "that claim is false."