Following the tragic events that ensued due to the flooding and landslides that occurred in the western areas of Japan, Binance has decided to donate $1 million to the affected victims.
In response to the weather disaster that severely damaged West Japan just a few hours ago, Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of Binance expressed his sympathy in a Twitter post. The post also declared that his company will make a donation that is equal to a worth of $1 million in the following currencies: BNB, BTC, or JPY.
“Our hearts go out to the victims in West Japan. @binance will begin with a $1,000,000 USD equivalent donation in either BNB, BTC, or JPY. We also ask our crypto partners to join us and help our friends in need.”
In a report made by the BBC, following weeks of torrential rainfalls, a series of floods and landslides hit the people who live in the western areas of the country. At least 60 people were reported dead and around 50 others were still missing, while the other 1.5 million residents have been ordered to evacuate their homes and three million more were advised to do so by the Japanese authorities. Authorities say it could be the country’s worst weather disaster in decades.
This incident has prompted Zhao to make the donation to aid the victims. He also urged all of his followers to come together in raising funds for the floods and landslides victims. Additionally, he said he may take into consideration the donations coming from Binance’s forthcoming listing requests towards the listing fees.
“Exact logistics will be figured out shortly. Reply to this thread or let me know if you (ur project) want to donate. Bonus points for future listing requests. And we may count your donations towards the listing fees. Listed projects, you know what to do!”