May 29, 2014

Daily Cal Features Alums' Cryptocurrency Fundraising Campaign

From The Daily Californian

UC Berkeley alumni create website to help fund Serbian relief efforts

By Katy Abbott

After record flooding hit the Balkans two weeks ago, two recent graduates from UC Berkeley’s School of Information have launched an effort to raise funds in the form of cryptocurrency to help the relief effort in Serbia.

As Lazar Stojkovic and Mark Brazinski celebrated their May 17 graduation from the School of Information, torrential rains had already begun to fall in cities in southeastern Europe, including Belgrade, Stojkovic’s homeland. A reported three months’ worth of rain fell on the Balkans region in three days, killing more than 40 people. In response, Stojkovic created a website on May 20 to allow visitors to donate through the cryptocurrency Bitcoin to help victims....

This kind of fundraising campaign taps into a community that wants to show the power of cryptocurrency to do good, according to Brian Bloomer, a master’s candidate in the campus School of Information and founder of the Bitcoin Association of Berkeley....


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