The Liberland Aid Foundation donated more than one full bitcoin to the Benjamin Bloom National Children’s Hospital.
A major children's hospital in El Salvador received more than one bitcoin as a donation from a US-based non-profit organization. The Benjamin Bloom National Children's Hospital provides essential care to children in need of intensive care in the Central American nation. The donor, Liberland Aid Foundation, was founded by supporters of the Free Republic of Liberland.
The Benjamin Bloom National Children’s Hospital in El Salvador has received more than 1 BTC grant from the Liberland Aid Foundation, a US-based non-profit organization, according to a statement sent to Bitcoin magazine.
“It is an honor for me to be present at this historic moment,” said Joey Langenbrunner, president of LAF. “This initiative gave the citizens of Liberland the opportunity not only to give back, but also to showcase the power of Bitcoin to empower the people of El Salvador.”
American Voluntary Charity 501c (3) was founded by advocates of a new micronation located between Serbia and Croatia, the Free Republic of Liberland. The donation was made at a ceremony on November 19, when Liberland Aid Foundation Managing Director Stephen Wood introduced the Bitcoin transaction live. The move was prompted by El Salvador’s recognition of Bitcoin as legal tender, the foundation said, prompting supporters of Liberland’s charity arm to work directly with the Central American country’s Ministry of Health.
Benjamin Bloom National Children’s Hospital serves children in need of hospitalization and severe treatment. It is the largest and most modern children’s hospital in the region, based in a ten-story building in San Salvador, El Salvador.
“We have shown that bitcoin can do a lot of good things … guys from Liberland … donated an entire bitcoin to the children’s hospital,” El Salvador President Nayib Bukele said at the closing event of Bitcoin Week on 20 November.
Bitcoin Week took place in the Central American country last week, bringing together industry experts, developers, researchers, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts. It hosted the Latin American Conference on Bitcoin and Blockchain (LABITCONF) and the Adopting Bitcoin Lightning meeting, among other events.