Vitalik Just Sent $1B In SHIB to Charity

Happy Wednesday, Blockfolians

The Lede

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that everything is about the dog money.

Well, one of the ways that some of the dog coins have been trying to get prominence is by airdropping them to prominent public figure’s wallets. Vitalik turned that around on its head today, sending ONE BILLION DOLLARS worth (actually $1.2B) of SHIB to the India Covid Crypto Relief fund.

So why the hell did Vitalik have so many $SHIB? From CryptoSlate

Shiba additionally boasts of taking enough care to ensure the team doesn’t dump on holders. “The remaining 50% was burned to Vitalik Buterin and we were the first project following this path, so everyone has to buy on the open market, ensuring a fair and complete distribution where devs don’t own team tokens they can dump on the community,” the site explains.

SHIB is down 38% on the news, but the fund says they’re going to be good stewards of the resources:

What a time to be alive.

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Final Thought

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