Bitcoin Faithful Ignore Crypto Donation Drive to Rebuild Notre Dame

Samantha Chang
A crypto donation drive to help fund the Notre Dame restoration effort has raised just $1,000. | Source: AP Photo/Thibault Camus

By CCN: The crypto community has remained curiously silent in response to a bitcoin donation drive that was launched to raise money for rebuilding the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.

900-Year-Old Catholic Church Ravaged by Fire

The iconic 900-year-old Catholic church was destroyed by a massive blaze on April 15. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

The tragedy devastated millions of French citizens, as well as the estimated 1.2 billion Catholics around the world.


Crypto Journo Wants to Spotlight Bitcoin’s Utility

Hours after the tragedy, French crypto journalist Grégory Raymond launched a bitcoin donation drive to raise money for restoration efforts. In his tweet, Raymond included a bitcoin wallet address where people can send contributions.

Raymond said it was a good opportunity to show that:

“Bitcoin can be an amazing way to send funds quickly, without borders and for a good cause.”

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