An anonymous Twitter user recently donated $11,000, via Dogecoin, to Doge4Water, a charitable organization attempting to bring clean water to Kenya. To date this is the largest amount of money ever donated directly through a single tweet.
While most anonymous Twitter accounts are used to troll cyberspace – promoting vitriolic rhetoric and rumors – several reports in Forbes and the Huffington Post say one anonymous Twitter user, known only as @savethemhood, donated roughly $11,000 (14,000,000 dogecoins) to Doge4Water – a charity set up to raise money in order to bring clean water resources to Kenya.
— Hood (@savethemhood) March 16, 2014
The otherwise unknown user’s Twitter profile states, “I take from the greedy to feed and blanket the poor. Street artist. Legerdemain to the greedy.”
The user @savethemhood is part of the dogecoin community. Members use dogecoin, a form of digital currency similar to bitcoin, to buy products, trade for other currencies, tip other online users, and generously donate to altruistic causes like Doge4Water.
In a single, record breaking tweet, the anonymous Twitter user @savethemhood donated more than a third of Doge4Water’s overall goal – as the organization sought to raise at least $30,000 towards well-digging in Kenya.
Doge4Water had hoped to reach their target by World Water Day on March 22. They managed to exceed it thanks to people like @savethemhood.
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