- Pundi X has asked its users to donate cryptocurrency towards relief efforts in Indonesia following the recent tsunami
- They are partnering with NU care to assist survivors
- The death toll following the disaster is believed to have passed 1,000
Pundi X has appealed to its users to donate cryptocurrency to assist the victims of the tsunami that hit the Sulawesi island of Palu in Indonesia. The tsunami occurred on the 28th of September and took place after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake.
Besides the hundreds who died to the tsunami itself, the after-effects devastated the island with survivors being left without clean water, shelter or electricity.
Indonesia has already begun relief efforts in the area and Pundi X is planning to join in.
Pundi X plans to partner with NU care to assist in relief efforts. They are not alone as Pundi X, Infinetworks and Indonesia Blockchain Association (A-B-I) will be donating USD 10,000 in Pundi X tokens to NU Care.
In a Medium post, the company appealed to their users, popularly called pundians, to assist in their efforts.
The tsunami first struck the island of Palu on Friday and, so far, has claimed over 88 lives for certain, with some estimating the actual toll to have passed a thousand.
Some of the dead were found under rubble, with the bodies of 34 students found under a collapsed church.
As a result of the disaster, basic amenities like food, water, and electricity are lacking and many locals are desperately looking for supplies, with law enforcement even being sent to guard shops for fear of looting.
What Pundi X is doing
To help with the situation, the crypto payment gateway project is partnering with NU care to help provide relief and supplies to survivors.
They will also be joined by other organizations, including Infinetworks and Indonesia Blockchain Association (A-B-I) who are donating 10,000 Pundi X token towards relief efforts.
They are also asking their users to donate cryptocurrency towards these efforts and in their Medium post, they listed the various wallet addresses they can donate to which included wallets for Bitcoin, ethereum and NPX.
There are several implications of efforts like these from Pundi X and other blockchain related companies. First, it shows a sense of social responsibility that gives the blockchain industry a good image.
Also, the fact that donations are being solicited in cryptocurrency during this time of need as well as in fiat currency by other organizations gives users various options and shows both forms of payment as equally important.