Bitcoin lovers are donating en masse to bring succor to the dejected people of Beirut who are already yearning for revolution after the serious deadly explosion that left close to 200 dead, over 5000 were injured, and thousands rendered shelter-less and without food.
It is not clear what the cause of the explosion was, but Lebanese President Michel Aoun said his government would look into the cause of the deadly explosion and keenly examine the possibility of “external interference” in the serious explosion which left the country hopeless amid the coronavirus pandemic. Aoun also pledged after the investigation, the evil doers will be made to face the full wrath of the law.
Speaking on Friday, the president did not rule out the possibility of the attack coming from outside the country, however, he promised to look into it deeply.
Ammonium Nitrate Induced Protests
Officials of the government have made it clear that the blast was caused by the detonation of close to 3000 tons of ammonium nitrate fertilizer that has been stored in a warehouse in the port for a long time. Actions are being taken to determine how the compound entered the country; already few people have been arrested in connection to the material which had been stored in the port for over 6 years.
Minister Bows Out
Due to the blast, the country’s information minister Manal Abdel Samad, stepped down as violence erupts in the nooks and crannies of the country owing to the fatal blast.
She said the government which she partook could not meet the expectations of the groaning populace and therefore “apologize to the Lebanese” who has taken to the street to engage in violent protests across the country.
The explosion happened at a time the country his battling its worst economic imbalance coupled with the ravaging COVID-19 situation that had kept the whole world in despair.
Crypto Donation Pours in for Beirut
As world’s leaders kick-off donation campaigns for Lebanon, crypto enthusiasts are already on the lead doling Bitcoins to the explosion and poverty-ravaged country.
Maniac donations have been received by Bitcoin enthusiasts resident in the country as at the time of writing this article, and crypto users are ready to work with non-governmental organizations in the country to cushion the effect of the explosion.
One of the frontline Bitcoin enthusiasts helping to disburse the crypto donation to the affected people, “@Thomssmn,” in a statement extended gratitude to the crypto benefactors, revealing that he has been sharing Bitcoin food boxes in the region.
The food boxes, largely fueled by Bitcoin donation from the crypto community on Twitter, contain food items and have been distributed to affected families in Beirut.
As the donation continues, a popular Bitcoin expert and author of The Bitcoin Standard, Saifedean Ammous, is also raising funds for the Lebanese Red Cross & Beit el Baraka.
He said anyone who donates to this course has the chance of winning one of the 6 signed copies of “The Bitcoin Standard,” a book published in 20 languages. Donors can also win one of the six signed Lebanese Lira bookmarks.