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Typhoon Nina kills six in the Philippines

Italian Startup Helperbit Supports NGO Legambiente to Raise Bitcoin for Natural Disasters

Legambiente, the first non-profit organization in Italy, has teamed up with Helperbit, a natural disaster management platform, to accept bitcoin donations for natural disasters in a new campaign.  Titled ‘The Rebirth Has a Young Heart’, it is dedicated to youth entrepreneurs in the Italian areas that were affected by the earthquakes in 2016.  Through the use of blockchain technology, Helperbit is helping Legambiente to raise funds, offering donors transparency and traceability of economic flows.  On August 24, Italy was struck by a magnitude 6.2 earthquake that struck the center of Italy between the Sibillni Park and the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga Park, killing at least 240 people. This earthquake is comparable to the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake in the Abruzzo region in central Italy, which killed over 300 people.  Speaking to CCN, co-founder of Helperbit, Guido Baroncini, said that after the central Italy earthquake efforts have always been aimed at finding…


Typhoon Nina kills six in the Philippines, blows out to sea


A powerful typhoon has blown out of the northern Philippines after killing at least six people and bringing strong winds, heavy rains and cutting off power.  Nock-Ten, known locally as Typhoon Nina, forced 380,000 people to abandon Christmas celebrations and flee to evacuation shelters as it made landfall over Catanduanes province, on the Bicol peninsula.

A farmer died after being pinned by a fallen tree in Quezon province, south-east of Manila, a few hours after the typhoon…


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