Bitcoin and Ethereum Now Accepted by Canadian Search and Rescue Organization
The BCSARA has started accepting donations in Bitcoin and Ethereum
The British Columbia Search and Rescue Association (BCSARA), a non-profit volunteer organization that provides support to the unpaid professional ground search and rescue community, has announced that it now accepts donations in Bitcoin and Ethereum, the two largest cryptocurrencies.
Crypto contributions are accepted through CanadaHelps, the largest online donation and fundraising platform in the country.
CanadaHelps has also partnered with environmental software fintech company CarbonX to offset carbon emissions by purchasing carbon credits.
The minimum donation amount is set at $100. All cryptocurrency contributions are instantly converted to dollars.
Founded in 2002, BCSARA has provided aid, trade and equipment to thousands of volunteers. The organization consists of 79 search and rescue groups. According to data on its website, the BCSARA rescued 2,100 people.
Earlier this month, the Wikimedia Foundation decided to ban cryptocurrency donations due to their ill-effects on the environment.