The developers behind the Verge cryptocurrency have started a crowdfunding to help the victims of the floods and landslides which took place in West Japan where it was reported that 112 people have declared dead so far.
Many people are still missing while tens of thousands of people have been evicted, with thousands of homes destroyed due to the massive weather disaster. Now, approximately 5.9 million people in 19 prefectures have been advised by authorities to relocate. At the time of writing, nearly 23,000 people are still staying in evacuation centers, according to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency.
Verge wanted to help the victims of the disaster by asking for donations from cryptocurrency enthusiasts, especially those who appreciate Verge.
“A call to unite all communities as a global #crypto family. Let’s come forward to support @japan. Verge Currency will donate all funds to @binance’s effort to support this disaster.”
Verge community members believe that the family will make substantial donations beyond expectations, just for the sake of humanity.
Recently, Binance made a donation worth of $1,000,000 in cryptos to the flood victims in Japan, asking the crypto community to also join in in the aiding process.
Binance stated in an official pst the following:
“To help out the victims in West Japan that were affected by the heavy rains on 7/7/2018, Binance is donating $1,000,000 USD and calling for our crypto friends and partners to join us in the relief initiative.”
Binance has stated that it may use the donation as a way through which they can list new coins on the platform.
“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!”
In the meantime, in the donation race, SpydrZero, the inventor of Skorch Token, was first.
“@SpydrZeroYT actually beat us to the transfer, and became the first donator. crypto speed! Thanks.”