28. September 2023

Vitalik Buterin Donates 149 ETH to Aid Earthquake-Hit Turkey

• Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, has donated at least 200 ETH towards relief efforts for the Turkey and Syria earthquake.
• PeckShield reported Buterin’s most recent contribution was 50 ETH to Anka Relief on February 12th.
• Ahbap, a non-profit organization in Turkey, has collected over $4.3m in cryptocurrency contributions so far.

Vitalik Buterin Donates 200 ETH to Earthquake Relief Efforts

Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, has been actively donating Ether towards relief efforts for the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria last week.

Buterin’s Donation to Anka Relief

On February 12th, according to blockchain security company PeckShield, Buterin donated 50 ETH (almost $77k) to Anka Relief. This is on top of the 99 ETH he had already donated earlier.

Ahbap Non Profit Organization

Ahbap, a non profit organization located in Turkey is working to aid those affected by the earthquake and has supplied a number of cryptocurrency addresses for donations. So far they have collected over $4.3m in donations.

Ukraine DAO Initiative

The Web3 relief support group has launched the Ukraine DAO initiative which is soliciting cryptocurrency contributions for assistance.

Stablecoins Most Frequently Used Tokens

Stablecoins are the most frequently used tokens when making contributions.