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Polish cryptocurrency exchanges BitBay and Bitcantor have organized a Christmas fundraiser to buy presents for children from Tęcza Child Care Home in Katowice, Poland.
BitBay, established in 2014, doesn’t only have an innovative platform, great support and many tools for traders. It is also a team of people that engage in events to support the industry and charity events.
A Goodwill Gesture
“We are also a team of people that want to do something good for the world,” Justyna
“We decided that bitcoin would be perfect for the fundraiser because it’s the most
popular cryptocurrency among our users, but also in general,” Laskowska-
Promoting Bitcoin Awareness
In addition to helping children, the fundraiser promotes awareness of bitcoin and
cryptocurrency in Poland. “Bitcoin is still not as popular as we wish it was, and
a fundraiser is something that speaks to almost everyone,” Laskowska-
The charitable cause also raises bitcoin awareness, contrary to the oft-
“For last year’s fundraiser for the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, we collected
1,863 BTC which at the time was an equivalent of 3400 PLN,” Laskowska-
The fundraiser began on November 30 and will end on December 15, 2016. The entire amount of the fundraiser will be spent on toys and items that children wrote down on their letters to Santa Claus.
A Cooperative Effort
Bitcantor is BitBay’s fundraiser partner. “It’s an easy platform for buying and selling
bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies, especially for people who are not interested
in trading,” Laskowska-
“The awareness (for bitcoin) is still too low in our country,” Laskowska-
Contribution to the fundraiser is possible for BitBay clients, as well as for people
that don’t have an account on the exchange. People without an account can go to https://bitbay.net/mikolaj-