The American Red Cross announced that it will be through a partnership with BitPay to accept bitcoin donations

The American Red Cross announced that it will be through a partnership with BitPay to accept bitcoin donations

The American Red Cross announced that it will be through a partnership with BitPay to accept bitcoin donations

One of the world’s largest rescue organization, the American Red Cross, it has announced a partnership with BitPay, to accept bitcoin donations.

The American Red Cross was founded in 1881, is the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement of the United States official sub Association, the main function is divided into four areas: blood collection, disaster relief, rescue soldiers and war victims, community education and publicity, in 2013 this year, its operating income and expenses totaled $3 billion 400 million.

BitPay Elizabeth Ploshay non-profit to promote responsible person said in a statement, she believed that the Red Cross and the cooperation will contribute to the promotion of bitcoin, can let the American public know more about bitcoin.

The bitcoin foundation board member Ploshay said:

“Bitcoin users are very enthusiastic, they are very keen on public welfare, to have such a recognized charity accept bitcoin, I believe that the community be excited about this.”

The American Red Cross responded that the move will help increase the donor population range.

“To accept bitcoin donations, which gives a new way of supporters to help people in need,” responsible for the American Red Cross of Jennifer Niyangoda in the official press release said.

According to BitPay policy, the American Red Cross will not need to pay any fee, have to mention is that this market strategy has also been used in BitPay’s biggest rival Coinbase.

Confirm to participate in “black Friday”

To this end, BitPay has also established a special donation site, the site requires users to select donation and the donation amount currency they need, and also need to provide a complete personal information, including name, e-mail address, address and telephone number.

At the same time, BitPay also announced that the American Red Cross will also participate in the annual bitcoin black Friday, a bitcoin shopping event.

It is reported that the American Red Cross, the figure will also appear in the bitcoin black Friday website page.

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