Tron founder and CEO Justin Sun added 2 million in TRX to the India Covid Relief Campaign’s funds with a generous donation. India is suffering from a massive outbreak of COVID-19, and the nation’s hospitals are under strain.
Sun announced his support for the relief efforts via a Tweet:
I’m in! I have donated 2 million #TRX to the India Covid relief campaign lead by @sandeepnailwal. Join me, @VitalikButerin, @balajis by donating at the addresses below. Pease help spread the word. For every RT, I’ll donate another $100 to the fund, up to 100k. #cryptovscovid https://t.co/aaHR64kiCl
— Justin Sun 🅣🌞 (@justinsuntron) April 25, 2021
Over the past few days, a number of influential tech executives have joined the relief efforts for India’s COVID-19 sufferers by offering a range of assistance to the nation, however, this aid may or may not be legal under Indian laws.
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Tanvi Ratna, the CEO of Policy 4.0, which focuses on blockchain issues, commented,
“This is a gutsy, though risky campaign,especially because under Indian law, foreign funds for charitable purposes are very closely scrutinized.”
The idea of sending these funds to the Indian relief effort is no doubt a great one.
However, given that India doesn’t allow the use of cryptos as money, the funds that both Sun and Buterin have generously given may have a hard time making an impact in the short term.
Google CEO Joins In
The CEO of Google and Alphabet, Sundar Pichai, is also helping the people in India during these trying times.
The CEO Tweeted,
“Devastated to see the worsening crisis in India. Google and Googlers are providing Rs135 crore funding to Unicef and non-profit Give India for medical supplies, supporting high-risk communities, and grants to help spread critical information.”
The money that Pichai has pledged to Unicef…