How Bitcoin community helps Italy during coronavirus emergency

Rome, April 6, 2020

Yesterday the second level Advanced Medical Post for pre-triage was set up in Castel Gandolfo by Italian Red Cross – Colli Albani Committee. The AMP was purchased using the bitcoin donations raised thanks to Helperbit platform and, in a short time, it was delivered and deployed.

On March 12, Colli Albani Committee launched a bitcoin fundraising campaign focused on COVID-19 emergency in Italy. This was the first initiative in cryptocurrency sector and this led to media attention and international visibility. The first target of € 10,000 in BTC was achieved in just three days; it was possible to quickly exchange the raised money in Euro and purchase the material needed to build the AMP, which is already functioning at the time of writing. The fees of the procedures, from the initial donations until the purchase, are worth 0.55%.

The campaign is running and the second target of € 25,000 in BTC is almost reached.


Bruno Pietrosanti, President at Colli Albani Committee, said: “With great pleasure, we reached the first main milestone of our fundraising. We are happy to have turned the received donations into a tangible aid and we are excited to have received so much help from the Bitcoin community.”

Guido Baroncini Turricchia, CEO at Helperbit, commented: “When Colli Albani Committee sent me photos of the tent, a gift granted by the solidarity of the Bitcoin community, I was excited. The efforts of Helperbit, jointly with Bitcoin donors, are now saving lives and helping to protect first responders on the front line. Those people, that in the silence of their home donated to the project, must be proud to be part of this charitable initiative. Bitcoin confirmed to be a powerful tool, a technology that allows to deliver direct and fast international aid during calamities, increasing also the transparency level. ”

Fundraising project created by Colli Albani Committee:

The QR code, which shows the Bitcoin address managed by Colli Albani Committee

The Italian Red Cross – Colli Albani team during the event in Castel Gandolfo


Guido Baroncini Turricchia (CEO)