ByBit, a leading cryptocurrency exchange, has announced that it will provide aid to families affected by the recent earthquake in Turkey. The earthquake, which struck early Monday, was one of the strongest to hit the region in more than 100 years, killing over 2,000 people and injuring thousands more.
“We are deeply saddened by the news of the severe earthquake,” the company said in a tweet.
“We send out condolences to the citizens who lost their lives and wish speedy recovery to the injured. Our aid is on its way to the affected region. We convey our best wishes to all Turkish friends and hope to overcome this disaster with the least damage.”
ByBit Turkiye on Twitter
In addition to ByBit’s efforts, CZ Binance, the CEO of Binance, also sent his condolences to the citizens of the affected areas.
The earthquake struck 23 km (14.2 miles) east of Nurdagi, according to the US Geological Survey. The depth of the earthquake’s epicenter was 24.1 km (14.9 miles). The disaster has prompted Turkey’s disaster agency to appeal for help from the international community. At the time of writing, their search and rescue operations are ongoing. Multiple strong aftershocks have been felt across the region, including a severe quake measuring magnitude 7.5. The city of Kahramanmaraş and many neighboring major cities with millions of people have been hit by the disaster.
ByBit’s aid to families affected by the earthquake highlights the company’s commitment to making a positive impact on the communities it serves. ByBit’s actions demonstrate its concern for the welfare of others and its willingness to take action in the face of adversity. The crypto community always welcomes such action. Thus, ByBit motivated several very strong players in the community to gather up and aid Turkey.
Binance & Crypto Community to Aid Earthquake-hit Turkey
As mentioned before, CZ Binance let the crypto community know that he is aware of what is happening. Through a tweet made some minutes ago, he sent his condolences to the families affected by the earthquake. To add to this, he is working towards sending help to those areas. In the past hours, CZ has allegedly held several meetings in relation to these events. According to his tweet, CZ will make more details public soon.
The company’s efforts have not gone unnoticed, as many people have taken to social media to express their gratitude. Many are calling on other businesses to follow ByBit’s lead and offer support to those affected by the disaster. According to a tweet by @BitcoinMagazine, BitMEX & Bitfinex are also in the process of sending recovery packages to all affected areas. One of our writers got some insight claiming that Bitget Exchange is also aiding Turkey. According to the information gathered, BitGert is sending 1 million Turkish Lira to Turkey. The aid is allegedly going to be sent in Bitcoin.