Israel-Hamas Standoff Leads to the Web3 Community Launching “Crypto Aid Israel”

Israel-Hamas Standoff Leads to the Web3 Community Launching “Crypto Aid Israel”

Crypto investors have been closely watching the geopolitical tensions between Israel and Hamas as a full-blown war broke out over the last weekend. With more than 700 Israeli national losing their lives during the recent attack, the country’s Web3 community has come to the rescue by unveiling a new initiative “Crypto Aid Israel”.

This is part of the community’s efforts to provide humanitarian aid to all displaced people and other victims of the attack. Crypto Aid Israel is launching a multisig wallet designed to gather donations in more than a dozen cryptocurrencies, including BTC, ETH, USDT, USDC, and more.

These contributions will provide assistance to individuals impacted by this devastating event. The wallet will be entrusted to trusted members of the local community and operated with complete transparency

Leading this initiative is Fireblocks, Israel’s foremost MPC platform, and a prominent entity in the global web3 landscape. Fireblocks holds the crucial responsibility of supervising and managing the assets gathered, guaranteeing the secure handling of donations, thus instilling confidence among potential contributors.

This is yet another instance after Russia’s Ukraine invasion last year, where the crypto community has come forward for humanitarian aid. Back then people from across the globe had donated millions of dollars in crypto aid to Ukraine.

Israel and Crypto

Israel has one of the most thriving crypto communities hosting some of the top global exchanges. Furthermore, Israeli regulators and banking institutions have been the early movers taking supportive actions for the local crypto community.

Early in 2022, one of Israel’s largest banks – Bank Leumi – was among the first to allow Bitcoin and Ethereum trading. To facilitate this, they partnered with the digital platform Pepper Invest. To streamline cryptocurrency trading for its clients, Pepper Invest will handle the intricacies of taxation, adhering to the guidelines established by the Israel Tax Authority and ensuring the collection of taxes.

Earlier this year in February 2023, Israel’s Tel Aviv Exchange also applied for a crypto trading license.

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