BlockShow has rolled out a campaign that aims to raise cryptocurrency for the reconstruction of the damaged Notre Dame cathedral. The international event, which is powered by Cointelegraph, was recently announced on BlockShow’s Twitter account.
The BlockShow team tweeted that it came up with the idea of a fundraising campaign after the renowned cathedral was engulfed in flames on April 15.
Raising BTC and ETH
The team shared the addresses of two digital wallets that can transfer donations made in Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) currency. It also posted a link to Foundations Du Patrimoine, an organization that’s also raising funds for the cathedral.
According to National Public Radio (NPR), there are other global campaigns that are also raising money for Notre Dame’s rehabilitation. These include GoFundMe and the La Fondation Avenir du Patrimoine a Paris.
The report also stated that millions have already been raised, thanks to the contributions of several of France’s esteemed citizens, like Francois Pinault, Bernard Arnault, and the Bettencourt Meyers family.
The shocking blaze that engulfed parts of the historic cathedral has caught the attention of some of the world’s prominent movers and shakers.
Former US president Barack Obama tweeted that they’re thinking of France as the nation starts to come to terms with what happened in Notre Dame. He also tweeted that “It’s in our nature to mourn when we see history lost – but it’s also in our nature to rebuild for tomorrow, as strong as we can.”
Meanwhile, Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council said that as a citizen of Gdansk, he knows that France will rebuild its cathedral and enjoins all 28 states to help.